Truths for those Living with an Addict

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Living with someone who is battling an addiction is often very painful and challenging. But if you have made the decision to stay, then here are some hard truths that you will need to face:

1. He or she cannot be trusted to tell the truth. They deny the reality of their struggles and their slips. They hide them from themselves, they hide them from you, and often they will hide them from their counsellor, as well.

2. Don’t expect them to be either responsible or reliable. Their focus isn’t really on sobriety, regardless of their claims, and the things they say to you. This means they will be driven by the need to satisfy their desire for their drug, or their behaviour of choice. At times this means doing things they’ll later regret, and breaking their commitments and promises to you.

3. You can’t control them or make them…

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Motivational Monday

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Welcome back, Monday, I cannot say you were missed! I know most of us never look forward to the workweek starting again, but let’s try to view today as an opportunity for success! It is better to view days we dread in a positive light, instead of a negative one. We know we are never able to avoid Monday or the workweek beginning, so why should we waste time thinking negatively? Believe me, I know the weekend was way too short, but at least we were able to enjoy a few days away from work! I do hope you were able to enjoy the weekend and that you are as ready as you can be for the week to start!

I do believe we should try to begin the week with the best mindset possible! I also think it is important to not just be on Monday, but every day…

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Sunday Thoughts

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Happy Sunday to y’all! I do love Sunday, but it is a little sad because it means tomorrow is Monday and the start of another workweek. I do wish the weekends were longer, but even when we have a long weekend it is still hard to be forced to start another workweek! The only thing we can do is, enjoy the weekend to the fullest and think with a positive mindset. I do believe there is the power of our minds and think it is much more powerful than we realize. Do you think we can almost believe things into existence? Do you believe that our prayers are the power of our minds or something from another dimension?

How has your weekend been? My weekend has been rather quiet and relaxing, which was something I needed after last week. I have used this weekend to decide between two different topics…

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What a long week?

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How do you enjoy spending the first day of the weekend? I prefer to use Saturday as a day to“TRY”to sleep in and get some much-needed rest after a painfullyLONGweek! I might try doing some cleaning today, but I might hold off until tomorrow. Even though between my sweet and loveable cats and my annoying habits of getting up at the same time daily, I will not sleep past my normal time. I do hope that I will be able to binge-watch one of my favorite shows, Law & Order Special Victims Unit, and considering I have seen every episode at least four times sleep on and off during the day. Many people do not understand why I love this show as much as I do because it is about sex crimes, but this shows is the only time I am able to see actual justice…

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#Weekend Music Share-Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band – Turn The Page (Live At Cobo Hall, Detroit / 1975) —

I’m so glad you dropped by today, thank you. I hope you have a great weekend. https://youtu.be/evnZfSEtr5k Welcome back to Weekend Music Share; the place where everyone can share their favorite music. Feel free to use the ‘Weekend Music Share‘ banner in your post, and don’t forget to use the hashtag #WeekendMusicShare on social media so other […]

#Weekend Music Share-Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band – Turn The Page (Live At Cobo Hall, Detroit / 1975) —

Let It Go Friday

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Guess what y’all, it is finally Friday!! I am sure I am not the only one that feels this way, but this week felt SO LONG! I know it was the same five days that each week is, but it felt much longer. Of course, it does not help that I was ready for Friday on Monday morning😊! The weather where I live was very messy yesterday. It rained all day, which made it appear darker than normal and a little chilly. Thankfully, I think the weekend is going to be a little nicer and hopefully, there will not be any rain! Even though the rain makes me hurt much worse, I would almost prefer it to rain on my days off because it gives me a reason to just stay nice and cozy on the couch with the cats!

After a week that felt super long, I think…

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Law Enforcement violence

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I am sure that my question will be slightly controversial, but we all have and should have questions about the world and our lives. What exactly is the sole purpose of law enforcement “supposed” to be? I think it is normal to be nervous and even scared when we are pulled over, but NO ONE should ever fear for their lives. It should NOT matter the color of someone’s skin for how they are treated by the police, but unfortunately, it seems to play a HUGE factor in the treatment of an individual. Has this ever made sense to you because it as NOT and NEVER will make sense to me. I have said this before, but it still stands, it is now 2023 and we all should have evolved much more and instead too many continue to devolve at grossly rapid levels.

Many times, it tends to be a…

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Ground Hog Day —

The ever-famous groundhog Phil, saw his shadow this morning so we have six more weeks of winter. I wonder if some government agency has been tracking his accuracy. Let’s find out why Groundhog Day exists. Photo by Niklas Jeromin on Pexels.com The History The Christian religious holiday of Candlemas Day has become most commonly associated […]

Ground Hog Day —

~Happy Friday Eve~

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Happy Friday eve, y’all! How has your week been and how ready for the weekend are you? I can say that I have been ready for the weekend since Monday morning or maybe even Sunday evening! I am sure it has something to do with having to drive on an awful road to go to my appointment on Tuesday, but this seems to have been a reallyLONGweek! I normally do Pick-Me-Up Thursday posts, but I am doing things a little differently today because another post I am working I have been working on has me a little upset. I am hoping to have it completed soon, but I will give you a little information as to what it is about. I am writing about the horrendous treatment from law enforcement of unarmed Black Americans. This has had me upset because I cannot understand why this is continuing to…

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Inspirational Wednesday

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We have made it through the first part of the week and only have the other half to get through, and considering we successfully made it through the most difficult half I think the rest will be much easier! How has your week been up until today? Hopefully, it has not been too bad and you just have your sights set on the weekend because it will be here soon! Yesterday, I had my routine follow-up appointment with my doctor, and just as I expected the worst part of it was the drive to the office and the appointment was fine. These routine appointments always go the same way, so I am never worried.

Even though we have made it through half of the week, we do still have the other half to make it through and I think we could use a little inspiration! I hope you find the…

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How to Cope with Panic Attacks

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Partners who’ve experienced betrayal trauma can sometimes suffer from panic attacks. These are both unpleasant and frightening. So, what can you do to help you cope with these attacks, and to regain some control when you feel out of control?

Here are some steps that might help you with this:

1. Remind yourself that these feelings of panic are simply exaggerated stress responses. They are also very normal in your situation.

2. Although they feel dramatic and worrying, the sensations aren’t likely to be dangerous. Usually they will pass, and nothing worse is going to happen.

3. Interrupt the tendency to add to the panic by starting to worry about the feelings, and how they might affect you – both now and in the future.

4. Keep the present as your focus. Don’t let your mind run wild. Instead, assume the persona of a detached observer. Simply ‘notice’ what is…

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Tranquil Tuesday

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I must say that surviving the most dreaded day of the week deserves praise and congratulations😊! Monday is never very exciting, but I do hope it was not too bad for y’all! Yesterday was not all bad for me, it was of course, a little busy but nothing that I cannot handle. I think it is just difficult to let go of the weekend when we can relax and not wake up to an alarm clock. Anything we were not able to get done yesterday, we have another chance today! Unfortunately, today I get to drive on the worst road in the world to go to my routine follow-up appointment. These appointments are useless because nothing ever changes!

Moving into the second day of the week is a good thing because it means we are one day closer to the weekend. Yes, I am already ready for the weekend😊! Regardless…

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Blogger Highlight-Gemma’s Little World —

Thank you for all the great feedback on the Blogger Highlight series, I’ve enjoyed meeting each blogger and sharing their site with you. This week we highlight a new blogger, Gemma’s Little World. Gemma’s Little World  Hey everyone! My name is Gemma, and I’m a college student who loves to write. Here, I’ll share my ramblings, […]

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Motivational Monday

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Hello again, Monday! It is crazy how quickly the weekends fly by because it feels like it was just Friday not too long ago. I guess this is just something that happens every week, and we should consider ourselves lucky to have another opportunity with a new week. I hope this week holds many wonderful opportunities for all of you and you will not let anyone or anything get in your way of achieving greatness! Even though the weekend did seem short, I hope you were able to enjoy it and do something for yourself. My weekend was relaxing and quiet until Sunday when I woke up with a terrible migraine that would not go away. Unfortunately, this is something I endure too much and it never gets any easier.

As we begin a new week, I feel it is important to try to do so with a motivated and…

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My Sunday Thoughts

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Happy Sunday, y’all! I hope you have had an enjoyable and relaxing week. Unfortunately, the weekend is nearing its end and it will be time to prepare for the new week soon. Why does it feel like it was Friday only 30 minutes ago, and we were excited about the week? The workweeks can be painfully long, and the weekends are always way too short, which seems unfair. I wish there was a way to flip-flop how the weeks were and we had at least four days off in a row and work the other three days but no more than 6 hours. Every company always “preaches” how they believe in providing work-life balance for their employees, but I am not sure how anyone is getting work-life balance when we are working more than when we are home with family.

How does it affect you when a friend goes through…

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Saturday Thoughts

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Happy Saturday! I hope your weekend is going well so far and you are trying to do something that makes you happy and helps you to relax. Anyone who must work five days in a row can understand how exhausting it can be. Even though I work from home, being forced to sit in front of a computer for eight LONG hours is draining, but when you add in listening to people complain it makes it feel even LONGER! I am so thankful for the weekend and even though two days are never enough, I will plan to appreciate and enjoy each day to the fullest. Of course, this does mean that I will do as little as possible and anything I do will be because I want to😊!

I mentioned in a previous post that I am considering doing another writing competition. I think once I can stop…

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#Weekend Music Share-Eric Clapton-Layla —

I’m so glad you dropped by today, thank you. I hope you have a great weekend. Welcome back to Weekend Music Share; the place where everyone can share their favorite music. Feel free to use the ‘Weekend Music Share‘ banner in your post, and don’t forget to use the hashtag #WeekendMusicShare on social media so other participants […]

#Weekend Music Share-Eric Clapton-Layla —

Let It Go Friday

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WOW, we have finally made it to Friday! It has seemed like a long week and I am so thankful the weekend will start soon. How has your week been and are you looking forward to the weekend? I know that is a silly question because most of us look forward to the weekend on Monday morning or at least I know I do. Working from home is a great experience and I have a handful of co-workers who are amazing to work with. It is crazy how close you can become with someone you have never met before just through numerous conversations.

At the end of the week, I think it is time to let go of anything negative that might have occurred during the week Our weekends are too short to have those negative issues weighing on our minds. It will always be difficult to get through a…

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Silly but I’ll share it 1/26 — The daily addict

So I think this might fall into the superstitious category. We all know the common ones like a broken mirror is 7 years bad luck, a black cat crossing your path, death comes in threes or not to walk under a ladder. Sports players won’t shave their beards or cut their hair when they are […]

Silly but I’ll share it 1/26 — The daily addict

Pick-Me-Up Thursday

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I always prefer to think of today as Friday eve because it sounds much better than Thursday! How has your week been? For some reason, even though it has not been a super busy week, it has felt incredibly long. Life can be so exhausting because it seems like someone always needs something or someone feels the need to complain. I am not sure what people think complaining is going to accomplish, except drive others crazy. Maybe that is their goal or maybe they just like to hear their voice. No matter what I go through in life, I do try to never complain because it does nothing positive!

We have managed to make it through most of this week and only have one final day to survive because the weekend returns! I think we could all use a little pick-me-up to get through one more day, which hopefully, will…

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10 Things To Consider When Caring For An Elderly Relative —

As we age, everything that was once taken for granted will become more difficult. Often, friends and family will need to step in and care for you.  If a loved one of yours needs to be looked after, then it may seem like the right thing to do to take care of them. But before […]

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Some Questions to Ask When Things Go Wrong

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At some point you just have to let go of what you thought should happen, and live in what is happening.”

When something major goes wrong in life, in order to move forward we need to take stock of what exactly happened, and what we should do next. Here are some questions to help you with this process …

Ask yourself:

1. Is this something I should take seriously and try to put right? Is it something that is worth working on, and investing more time and energy on? What leads me to these conclusions?

2. How much of what happened is my fault? What did I contribute (if anything)?

3. How much of the situation is outside of my control? Will anything I do really alter things, or make a lasting difference?

4. Have I done everything I possibly can to change the situation? Have I tried…

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Continued Gun Violence

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We are only 25 days into 2023 and as of yesterday, there have already been 39 mass shootings in the United States that have caused 70 innocent people to lose their lives. These tragedies doNOToccur in any other developed country because other countries have found a way to prevent unnecessary gun violence. These continued acts of hatred do not make any sense to me, and I have many questions that I am not sure anyone can answer. The first question is why can the United States not find a rational solution and end gun violence? How many more people will need to die before changes will be made? The 2nd Amendment was written in 1791, but did they mean they thought everyone should carry a weapon? I think we need to face the fact; the 2nd Amendment needs to be updated so that the mass population stops misinterpreting…

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Tranquil Tuesday

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The good news is we somehow managed to survive Monday, which tends to be the most challenging day of the week! Yesterday, was much busier than it has been for a few weeks now. More work meant there were many more customers who thought their orders and problems were the MOST important. Thankfully, I am good at providing good customer service and giving them my undivided attention. It does help that I have friends in the other departments that can help resolve issues quickly and seamlessly! I only wish that everyone I deal with did things the same way because my dentist still has not spoken to me about the issues I have been dealing with since my tooth extraction. The nonstop static sound playing in my ears and head is incredibly annoying!

Moving along to the second day of this week. Tuesday should be a lot calmer and not…

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National Stalking Awareness Month —

I don’t think we talk about stalking enough, their arms are far and wide and stalking can get very dangerious including death. You have to start the conversation early because social media can put your child at risk. Anyone who makes “friends” on the internet is at risk. It’s not just children at risk, anyone […]

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Motivational Monday

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Hello again, Monday! I hope y’all had a nice and relaxing weekend! Ready or not, the new week has started and instead of dreading the day, we must learn to embrace it because it will always come back too quickly! Did you do anything exciting over the weekend or did you just spend it recovering from last week and preparing for this week? I basically did nothing too exciting, but I did sleep on one of the days, which is HUGE for me because it is very rare!

As we begin the new week, we must hope for the best and most amazing opportunities. We need to not just wait for these new opportunities to find us but go after the things we want. It does not matter what others think about what we are doing or how we accomplish what we want in this life, the only person’s opinion…

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Blogger Highlight- clover and ivy —

Thank you for all the great feedback on the Blogger Highlight series, I’ve enjoyed meeting each blogger and sharing their site with you. This week we highlight a new blogger, clover and ivy. clover and ivy The day-to-day ordinary parts of life come and go, and these events often pass as if they’re not consequential. Then […]

Blogger Highlight- clover and ivy —

Sunday Thoughts

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Happy Sunday, y’all! I hope you have been able to enjoy your weekend😊! It is so amazing how short the weekends are, but how quickly the months pass by. It feels like January just began and yet we are more than halfway through the month. Were you able to do anything you wanted to over the weekend? Honestly, I have tried spending the weekend doing nothing. Unfortunately, I have been experiencing the VERY unwelcome. MS Hug again. I am not sure why this MS Hug was not made aware of social distancing because it has gotten WAY too close for me. I have always been uncomfortable when people get too close to me because I appreciate my personal space. I know that it will pass, but it is not passing soon enough. A heating pad helps some and no number of tears make will it go away any faster☹.

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Fun Facts —

Thanks for stopping by today. I love hearing your comments each week after learning some interesting things. There are parts of Africa in all four hemispheres The cornea is one of only two parts of the human body without blood vessels The world’s first animated feature film was made in Argentina German chocolate cake […]

Fun Facts —

#Weekend Music Share-Maroon 5 – Moves Like Jagger ft. Christina Aguilera (Official Music Video) —

I’m so glad you dropped by today, thank you. I hope you have a great weekend. https://youtu.be/iEPTlhBmwRg Welcome back to Weekend Music Share; the place where everyone can share their favorite music. Feel free to use the ‘Weekend Music Share‘ banner in your post, and don’t forget to use the hashtag #WeekendMusicShare on social media so other […]

#Weekend Music Share-Maroon 5 – Moves Like Jagger ft. Christina Aguilera (Official Music Video) —

5 Creative Projects To Help Focus Your Mind —

A creative project is a great way to focus your mind and spend some downtime. Art, gardening, craft, and DIY are all very therapeutic. You’ll feel more relaxed and gain some perspective. Creativity is the perfect way to channel stress and anxiety. Put your overactive mind to good use and make something you’ll cherish forever. […]

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The DEA Is Coming After Your Medication Next —

I had an Orville moment while talking to my pharmacist last week. One of the medications I take is on long-term backorder, WTF? No surprise, the DEA is now going after Mental Illness patients. They failed at curbing deaths from street drugs, let’s see how they can mismanage this focus project. My pharmacist said the DEA […]

The DEA Is Coming After Your Medication Next —

Pick-Me-Up-Thursday

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Happy Friday eve, y’all! I hope you have had a good week and you are looking forward to the weekend. Do you have anything planned for the weekend? I plan to try relaxing and resting because I am still a little rundown from the mini vacation for my husband’s birthday. The only thing I will ask you is, please stay safe. Several people that I work with and remember, I work from home and have not met anyone I work with personally, but I learned that several of them were diagnosed with COVID. I am unaware if they received any of the vaccines or boosters, but they did say how miserable they were feeling, and I would not want anyone to feel that way.

It does not matter who we are or what we have overcome in life, we all have bad days. When we have a bad day, it…

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Inspirational Wednesday

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We have survived the first part of the week with no problem, so hopefully, the second part of the week will be just as easy! Of course, I was still on “vacation” on Monday, so yesterday was my first day back at work. Thankfully, it was not too bad because my co-worker that was taking care of my work did a great job and now she is off for a few days and I am taking care of hers. Teamwork makes the dream work, right? My goodness, I never liked that saying because it is so clique and my old boss said itALLthe time! I suppose it is true though!

At the halfway part of the week, we know the weekend is near and we only have a couple of days to get through, but we could still use just a little inspiration, right? Maybe that is just…

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Happiness is a choice!

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Life is short and we are not given an infinite amount of time to live our lives. I have always believed that our stories were written before we were born, and we are just here to play a part. No one knows when their life will be over, so I think it is best to live each day to the fullest because tomorrow is not promised to anyone. One thing I would like to try and continue to do is to live each day as if it were my last because the sad truth is, it could be. We are offered various choices during this life that may alter our life. There is no point wasting any of our precious time on anything or anyone that dulls our light or decreases the happiness that we all deserve.

Happiness is not an illusion, but it is a choice. Of course, life…

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Your Trauma Made You Stronger – Right?

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Your trauma made you stronger.”

No. My trauma left me traumatized.

My trauma left me bludgeoned and bleeding.

It left me totally destroyed from endless triggers and constant broken sleep.

It left empty, and scared, and unable to trust …

My partner.

The world.

Afraid to trust myself.

It left me floundering and dealing with emotions so intense.

I lost touch with who I was. I’m a shell of my old self.

Yes, perhaps I’m still here … but I’m different inside.

Now I’m fragile and weak.

I am broken – not strong.

“After what she’s been through, there really should be ‘Crime Scene’ tape around her heart.” – John Mark Green

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Own Beauty — Owning It

Physical culture is beleaguered by its association with vanity. That is a scapegoat used by those invested in atrophy. The argument is to cave into deterioration, rather than commit a sin. It’s an extension of comfort culture, the hard sell of convenience. Cultivating your physical presence has more rewards than your reflection. That’s just a […]

Own Beauty — Owning It