Gratitude and Trust: Recovery is Not Just For Addicts

Affirmations and inspiration
to keep you gratefully in the moment & trusting of the future.

by tracey jackson and paul williams Order Meet the Authors Sign Up

Accomplish but do not boast, accomplish without show, accomplish without arrogance, accomplish without grabbing, accomplish without forcing.

–Lao Tzu Sign Up for Gratitude and Trust

Being a Humanist means trying to behave decently without expectation of rewards or punishment after you are dead.

–Kurt Vonnegut Sign Up for Gratitude and Trust

It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.

–Paulo Coelho Sign Up for Gratitude and Trust

Don’t confuse poor decision-making with destiny. Own your mistakes. It’s ok; we all make them. Learn from them so they can empower you!

–Steve Maraboli Sign Up for Gratitude and Trust

Sep 22 2014

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SOMETIMES THE CAT YOU HAVE TO SAVE IS YOURSELF

Accomplishment, Addictions, Bravery, Change

SOMETIMES THE CAT YOU HAVE TO SAVE IS YOURSELF

In his best selling screenwriting series Save The Cat author Blake Snyder declared that the only way an audience will ever have empathy for a character is if he saves a cat. Now “saving the cat” can mean many things. In the most literal sense it is that moment in a story when the hero, no matter how shady or unlikable he could be at that point, climbs a tree and saves a cat. Thus proving to the world and… Read More

Sep 18 2014

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THE WEEK THAT WAS

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THE WEEK THAT WAS

This is an odd week of postings for us, but then it has been a very unusual and exciting week.  Tuesday Gratitude and Trust – Six Affirmations That Will Change Your Life hit the stores. And we hit the road and have had some very exciting, fun, enriching, engaging events and encounters. We thank all of you who have bought books, showed up to readings, written to us and asked for bookplates, Tweeted and reposted and shared.  As  I write… Read More

Sep 16 2014

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Success is a journey not a destination. – Ben Sweetland

Sep 15 2014

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PUB DAY!

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PUB DAY!

Today is the publication day of Gratitude and Trust ~ Six Affirmations That Will Change Your Life! If you haven’t ordered it, now is your chance. If you can’t get to any of our readings – email me  us  and we  will send you a signed bookplate. It’s a great gift – Especially for that special someone you want to turn their life around…  

Sep 10 2014

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FROM US TO YOU

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FROM US TO YOU

Soooo, we are gearing up for pub week.  September 16th Gratitude and Trust – Six Affirmations That Will Change Your Life hits the stores and Paul and I hit the road. We will be blogging and posting as we go to keep you up to date on our travels and adventures.  We will share any great questions that come our way, insights we have and funny situations we get into.  This will be a slight departure from our normal blogging,… Read More

Sep 8 2014

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THE LEGEND OF THE LOST

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THE LEGEND OF THE LOST

  One of the constants in my life is travel.   My luggage is so weathered it looks like it was plucked from a yard sale.  Henry Fonda carried it in “Grapes of Wrath”!  It’s been lost several times but has always been returned to me.   Boomerang baggage. I lose things. Actually, that’s incorrect.  I leave things. It’s not good. Never much fun. Realizing something’s missing means a trip to the edge of panic, slamming on the spiritual brakes at the… Read More

Sep 2 2014

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A FULL EXPERIENCE

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A FULL EXPERIENCE

I was in Lake Tahoe over the summer for 5 days. On our last full day there we hiked up to Angora Lake which is somewhat off the beaten path. Service roads to get there. That kind of place. Um yeah. Kind of stunning. Paddle boarding, rock diving, kayaking to name a few of the activities. Not a huge lake but big enough. Like I said, stunning. Oh and if that’s not enough they have fresh squeezed lemonade. Yum! A… Read More

Aug 27 2014

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MISSING IN ACTION

Addictions, Mindfulness, Right Action

MISSING IN ACTION

One morning last week I fixed a delicious, almost healthy breakfast of gluten free cereal, berries, a little yogurt and low fat milk.  I say almost healthy because I quickly polluted the entire affair with some really wonderful sugar loaded granola.  A “habit” that began innocently enough months ago. My intention was to add a tablespoon or two of “yummy” for taste. That lasted about a day. My “just a touch” of granola had grown large enough to finally startle… Read More

Aug 25 2014

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WORKING OUT – DEPRESSION

Addictions, Depression, Emotions, Hanging In There, Health

WORKING OUT – DEPRESSION

  Since Robin Williams’ death depression has been on all of our minds. And my guess is many of us, from time to time, have suffered from it in various forms. While I can get depressed, and have, it’s almost always related to an event. A big fight with my oldest child can send me reeling back in time to fights with my parents that were left unresolved and I become depressed. I have some depression triggers. We all do.… Read More

Aug 18 2014

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THE LAST LAUGH

Addictions, Death, Depression, Loss

THE LAST LAUGH

  When I heard that Robin Williams had died by his own hand I thought of a favorite song.  Don McLean’s beautiful Vincent has a line that has haunted me for years.   “And on that starry, starry night, when no hope was left in sight, you took your life as lovers often do I could have told you Vincent,  this world was never meant for one as beautiful as you.”   It makes me want to cry.  It always… Read More