Addictions

Mar 5 2015

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Dr. Sherry Pagoto,

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EATING OUT AND NOT PIGGING OUT

EATING OUT AND NOT PIGGING OUT

If one oversteps the bounds of moderation, the greatest pleasures cease to please.  ~Epictetus   When I was a kid in the late 70’s/early 80’s going out to eat was a treat. When your birthday came along you’d get excited because that was the one day of the year you got to go to your favorite restaurant. Fast forward to 2015 and we are a restaurant nation. Eating out is no longer a treat, it is habit. An unhealthy habit… Read More

Mar 2 2015

Paul Williams

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Addictions, Honesty, Life, Moving Forward

SMALL TALK

SMALL TALK

  I just spent a week in Mexico with 500 people in various stages of recovery.  It’s an annual event sponsored by Sober Vacations International.  Mostly alcoholics like myself, the gathering included alcoholics and drug addicts with anywhere from 4 days of sobriety to 51 years. You couldn’t tell by looking that we were recovering drunks.   If anything set us apart from your normal Club Med crowd it would have to be the blissful grins and friendly greetings.  We love… Read More

Feb 24 2015

Author:
Rhonda Cochrane,

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Addictions, Gratitude

INFRAGILIS ET TENERA

INFRAGILIS ET TENERA

  Infragilis et tenera, unbreakable yet tender. In Japan, a pottery tea cup that has been broken is often fixed with gold, thereby making the broken the most cherished and beautiful. A crack does not mean that the cup should be thrown away; a crack makes it stronger when filled with gold. Have you ever experienced a hairline fracture than ran the whole of your body that started to split, threatening to allow all your innards to spill out? What… Read More

Feb 17 2015

Paul Williams

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PASSENGER OR PILOT

PASSENGER OR PILOT

  A few days ago I was texting with a close friend and fellow recovering alcoholic. We’re especially comfortable with one another, as survivors of addiction tend to be. The shared experience is usually a recipe for honest dialogue at a greater depth than your average “how bout them Bears” conversation.   Actually, my complete lack of sports knowledge is reason enough to avoid such manly discussions. While we always celebrate the much improved life our abstinence and the principles of… Read More

Feb 11 2015

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Zachary Goodson,

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Addictions, Mistakes, Moving Forward, Pain, Self-Worth

THE CAR WRECK

THE CAR WRECK

Recently I had the lovely pleasure of being in a car accident. Yes that was sarcasm. No it was not lovely. Happened on a Monday night on my way home from work. I hit the car in front of me. Thank goodness everyone involved was okay. Let me just tell you, I was a rattled frazzled mess. My body was shaking – My thoughts trying to comprehend what had just happened. After we exchanged info and he drove away I… Read More

Feb 9 2015

Tracey Jackson

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Addictions, Ego, Self-Desruction, Self-Worth, Truth

DON’T LET YOUR EGO DRIVE THE BUS

DON’T LET YOUR EGO DRIVE THE BUS

The news isn’t bad enough these days. We are faced with ISIS burning innocent people alive and chopping off heads like it was the 15th Century, only now they get to immediately upload images to You Tube, for that 21st Century dopamine rush of cyber induced instant gratification. We have Russia falling, currencies crumbling, daily genocide in Africa, and other parts of the world, and then the usual abject poverty, murder and mayhem that is sadly part of life. And then…then… Read More

Jan 28 2015

Author:
Helena Falcon,

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MY ADDICTION, MY SALVATION

MY ADDICTION, MY SALVATION

  I cannot believe how much I hated it. I detested this thing that had subtly seized my mind from a very young age and was still today successfully robbing my joy, my choice, and most importantly for me, my freedom. It took me years to not just name this thing but admit to its presence as it would classify my brokenness.  Admitting that I had a Food Addiction would mean that I was not that good girl I was… Read More

Dec 17 2014

Author:
Dr. Sherry Pagota,

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HEALTHY GIFT IDEAS FROM DR. SHERRY

HEALTHY GIFT IDEAS FROM DR. SHERRY

Living a healthy lifestyle is not just about making the healthy choices for yourself but also about exuding health in everything you do and that includes gift giving.  How can we really call ourselves healthy if we pass unhealthy things onto others?  Here is my list of last minute healthy gift ideas for anybody on your list. Edible Arrangements.These are beautiful all fruit arrangements which comes at a time of year where good fresh fruit can be hard to find.  Franchises… Read More

Dec 3 2014

Author:
Laura McDonald,

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Addictions, Gratitude

FINDING CONTENTMENT ON A RAINY DAY

FINDING CONTENTMENT ON A RAINY DAY

Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.” ― Lao Tzu   I was given an amazing gift recently when I headed out to try a new yoga class. It was one of those cold and grey rainy New York days and I almost bailed a few times on the eight block walk as my mind kept telling me I had more important… Read More

Nov 26 2014

Tracey Jackson

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Addictions, Family, Gratitude, Growth, Hanging In There

GETTING THROGH THE HOLIDAYS WITH GRATITUDE AND YOUR SANITY

GETTING THROGH THE HOLIDAYS WITH GRATITUDE AND YOUR SANITY

  Here at G and T we try and be grateful every day. We try and give back. We like to think of it like everyday is Thanksgiving here. But today is the real Thanksgiving. The day when families all across the country somehow through bad weather, delayed flights, crowded highways and screaming children make their way to relatives to ostensibly give thanks and not have any fist fights or screaming matches while carb loading and often drinking too much.… Read More