¿Aceptación es lo mismo que aprobación?

¿Aceptación es lo mismo que aprobación?

​         Hablamos a menudo sobre la aceptación en nuestras reuniones de PAL. Sobre la aceptación también se habla con frecuencia en los programas de tratamiento del uso de sustancias, así como en las reuniones de AA. En la página 417 de la cuarta...
Only I can be responsible for my own happiness

Only I can be responsible for my own happiness

​         I will never forget the feelings of worry and fear that consumed me during the early years of my journey with my sons. Over time, I learned from my PAL facilitator and fellow PAL members that if I allowed those feelings to consume me, it...
Encourage the process of healing

Encourage the process of healing

​​​​ Happy New Year! Here we are again, on the cusp of another new era – the next chapter of our lives ready to unfold with each passing day. I’d like to thank you all for being here with me on this journey – this dissection of days passed wherein I’ve mined...
Finding my recovery path

Finding my recovery path

​            My husband and I have three adult children.  We’re a typical family. I was a stay-at-home mom, I volunteered at each of my children’s schools through the years, we were active in our church, we took family vacations, we cheered...
Spending Christmas all alone

Spending Christmas all alone

​​​​ Almost nine years ago during this holiday season my journey of recovery began in earnest. There were a lot of stops and starts along the way (several pitfalls that I fell into), but 2014 saw me in the most physically and mentally broken I’d ever been. Liver...