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07/07/2009

“Quotes 2 Inspire”

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“When things go wrong as they sometimes will, When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high, And you want to smile but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit, Rest if you must, but don’t you quit.
Success is failure turned inside out, The silver tint on the clouds of doubt,
And you can never tell how close you are, It may be near when it seems afar.
So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit.
It’s when things go wrong that you must NOT quit.”

“Our society is so caught up in winning, we forget that most of the great men
and women in history have at one time or another, failed at something.
Often repeatedly & discouragingly. But each failure is nothing more than a brick in the wall,
that forms the foundation of our success. We can’t forget that.”

“Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you,
knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something,
bigger and better than your current situation.”

“We gain strength, courage & confidence by each experience,
in which we really stop to look fear in the eye.
We must do that which we think we cannot.”

“Extraordinary people survive under the most terrible circumstances
& they become more extraordinary because of it.”

“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says,
I’ll try again tomorrow.”

“How does one become a butterfly?
You must want to fly so much that you’re
willing to give up being a caterpillar.”

“Remember that everyone you meet is afraid of something, loves something, and has lost something.”

“I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than attempting to satisfy them.”

“You can have anything you want if you are willing to give up the belief that you can’t have it.”

“You must have long range goals to keep you from being frustrated by short range failures.”

“In the hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet.”

“The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you.”

“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.”

“Pain is inevitable, but misery is optional. We cannot avoid pain, but we can avoid joy.”

“There is only one person who could ever make you happy, and that person is you.”

“Don’t get discouraged; it is often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock.”

“The person who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.”

“You will face many defeats in your life, but never let yourself be defeated.”

“It is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.”

“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”

“A moment’s insight is sometimes worth a lifetime’s experience.”

“It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are.”

“Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.”

“Don’t wait for your ship to come in. Row out to meet it.”

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”

“We read the world wrong and say that it deceives us.”

“The dreamers are the saviors of the world.”

06/30/2009

“Courage”

Recovering people are the most courageous people I know.

If they are honest about their recovery work, they are examining every part of their lives, their relationships, their
minds, and their past.

They are pioneers in the discovery of the frontier called Self.

They are unafraid to examine their fears, their actions, or their motives. They are unashamed to admit their mistakes. They are relentless in their pursuit of serenity, joy, and peace.

They are brave enough to set boundaries, learn what works, abandon what doesn’t, and seek a clear understanding of
why it doesn’t work.

They are willing to uncover their past and learn from it. They are eager to fully experience today and learn today’s
lesson, so they can move on to the next lesson.

They are bold enough to affirm their worth. They are living their lives, rather than merely existing. They are awake,
conscious, aware, and seeking the serenity of sane living in a world that is asleep, unconscious, and unaware that life
can be more meaningful, more joyous, and more complete.

They have the fortitude to take their own moral inventory, to discover the ways in which they have hurt themselves and
others. They have decided to do their part to stop creating pain and start creating joy.

They are mature enough to see that life is 99% attitude, and they have the gumption to adjust their own, knowing that
by changing their attitude, they can change themselves and their perception of the world.

Thank You, God, for giving me the courage and the strength to continuously live this wonderful program of recovery.
Amen.

06/21/2009

Who’s “ED” – aka “Eating Disorder”

Eating disorders are characterized by severe disturbances in eating behavior.
The practice of an eating disorder can be viewed as a survival mechanism.
Just as an alcoholic uses alcohol to cope, a person with an eating disorder can use eating,
purging or restricting to deal with their problems. Some of the underlying issues that are
associated with an eating disorder include low self-esteem, depression, feelings of loss of control,
feelings of worthlessness, identity concerns, family communication problems and an inability
to cope with emotions. The practice of an eating disorder may be an expression of something
that the eating disordered individual has found no other way of expressing.
Eating disorders are usually divided into three categories:
Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa & Compulsive Overeating.

Recovery Checklist: Take Responsibility for UR Recovery…

Personal Responsibility Checklist:
Ultimately, you are responsible for your own recovery. Your checklist is the way you learn to be accountable to yourself.

•    Am I doing my best to keep myself safe?
•    Am I surrounding myself with supportive people?
•    Am I trying to listen to healthy advice from supportive people?
•    Am I asking for what I need?
•    Am I getting what I really need by restricting/purging/binging?
•    Am I expressing how I really feel?
•    Am I doing the best I can right now?
•    Am I being honest with the support people in my life?
•    Am I being honest with my therapist?
•    Am I being honest with myself?
•    Am I asking for more help if I need it?

It is up to you to get what you need to recover. It is up to you to ask for help to get what you need to recover. It is up to you if you take your meds (if necessary) and it is up to you to say they aren’t working if they’re not. It is up to you to show up for your therapy appointments, and it’s up to you to be honest with your therapist and other support people in your life. AND if you are having a seriously hard time doing any of these things, it is up to you to say “I need more help here.”

EVERYONE has the ability within themselves to recover. Regardless of co-existing psychological illness, regardless of life circumstance, everyone can improve their life by eliminating the part of them that says “I hate me” and by getting rid of an unhealthy coping mechanism such as an Eating Disorder.
Fill up your recovery toolbox, reach out and ask for help, I know
YOU CAN DO IT!

06/19/2009

Love & Hate

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LOVE

I hate me when I’m “supersized,”
I hate me when I’m “light,”
I hate me when I’m defeated,
I hate me when I fight.

I hate me when I’m walking,
I hate me when I run,
I hate me when I’m working out,
I hate me when I’m done.

I hate me when I’m starving,
I hate me when I eat,
I have me when I’m restricted,
I hate me when I cheat.

I hate me when I beg for help,
I hate me when I hide,
I hate me when I’ve talked it out,
I hate me when I’ve cried.

I hate me when I’m hated,
I hate me when I’m loved,
I have me when I’m pushed

But most of all, I hate you
for what you’ve done to me,
You’ve covered the eyes of an innocent girl,
The truth she can no longer see.

All that she can see is fat,
And her days so full of strife,
You’ve taken away my most precious gift,
You’ve taken away my life.

HATE

The door has finally opened,
At last I’ve seen the light,
Its going to be a battle,
But I’m prepared to fight.

My vision is distorted,
My self esteem is low,
though better is what I want to be,
I’m afraid to let you go.

When things got tough you’ve been there,
to take the pain away,
So why, if I hate you so much,
do I wish that you would stay?

The only way I know to live
is with you by my side,
You’ve helped me through the ups and downs,
You’ve held me when I’ve cried.

But why have I been crying?
What’s the cause of all my tears?
Its YOU who brought me sadness,
YOU’RE the source of all my fears.

I’m going to take my life back,
I’m going to beat this disease,
I’ve got the dragon by the neck,
And I’ve begun to squeeze.

When I look in the mirror,
I no longer hate what I see,
The girl looking back is beautiful,
The girl looking back is me.

I’m seeing myself as a person,
and not just numbers on a scale,
my body is looking healthy,
my skin is not as pale.

I’ve got arms that can lift free weights,
Strong legs that can run a mile,
I can appreciate what my body can do,
I’m finally able to smile.

I’m starting to get my life back,
I’m no longer living a lie,
Because I’ve realized you aren’t a way to live,
But instead a way to die.

Rest In Peace
“ED”

Letting Go Forever & Never Looking Back

06/18/2009

Hello!!!

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Welcome to MY BLOG, thanks for checking it out…

“Awesome Quotes”

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“Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.”

“The grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.”

“It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.”

“It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.”

“If everything seems under control, you’re just not going fast enough.”

“Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.”

“What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?”

“Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.”

“When a friend is in trouble, don’t annoy him by asking if there is anything you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it.”

“In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”

“They say love is around every corner. I must be walking in circles.”

“The world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming it.”

“I would rather be a failure doing something I love than be a sucess doing something I hate.”

“Principles only mean something when you stick to them when its inconvenient.”

“Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.”

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”
“Our greatest battles are that with our own minds.”

“Friends are the ones who lift us from our feet when our wings forget how to fly.”

“The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.”

“No one needs a smile as much as a person who fails to give one.”

“The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem.”

“Good questions outrank easy answers.”

“The fastest way to succeed is to look as if you’re playing by somebody else’s rules, while quietly playing by your own.”

“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it’s time to pause and reflect.”

“Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination.”

“It’s always too early to quit.”

“When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.”

My Favorite Poem

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“Depeche Mode”
Somebody

I want somebody to
Share the rest of my life with.
Share my innermost thoughts with
Know my intimate details.
Someone who’ll stand by my side
give me support and in return
He’ll get my support.
He will listen to me
When I want to speak
About life in general.
Though my views may be wrong
They may even be warped
He’ll hear me out.
He won’t easily be converted
To my way of thinking
In fact he’ll often disagree.
But at the end of it all
he will understand me.

I want somebody who cares
For me passionately
With every thought and
With every breath
Someone who’ll help me see things
In a different light
All the things I detest
I will almost like.

I want somebody to share the rest of my life with.
When I’m asleep
I want somebody
Who will put their arms around me
And kiss me tenderly.

Affirmations

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Affirmations to Enhance your Self Esteem

1. I love myself.

2. I deserve to be loved.

3. I deserve to be a success.

4. I am important and special.

5. I care about myself.

6. I am a good person.

7. I love everything about myself.

8. I am good enough just as I am.

9. I am worth loving.

10. I like myself.

11. Positive and wonderful things happen to me.

12. I love who I am.

13. I love my life.

14. My life is important and special.

15. I respect myself.

16. I deserve to have a wonderful life.

17. I am healthy and filled with energy

18. I am proud of myself.

19. My life is a success.

20. My future is positive and bright.

21. I always do my very best.

22. I love you, I really love you.

23. I respect and care about others.

24. Life is filled with love.

25. I am intelligent, talented and creative.

26. I am safe and protected at all times.

27. I trust myself.

28. I trust life.

29. I am trusting.

30. I am loving.

31. I am forgiving.

32. I am deserving.

33. I am responsible.

34. I am whole and complete.

35. I forgive myself.

36. I forgive others.

37. I am doing the best I can.

38. I am responsible for my life.

39. I am confident and courageous.

40. I love and accept myself exactly as I am.

41. I am living a life that I love and I live it powerfully.

42. I am love.

43. I take good care of myself.

44. I love and approve of myself.

45. I love.

46. I forgive.

47. I trust.

48. I deserve.

49. I am loving, lovable and loved.

50. I am responsible for everything that I think, say, feel and do.

Quotes 2 Inspire

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Constructive Living Quotes
You don’t need to fight your fears or discover hidden ones.
Fear of flying is no reason to avoid air travel.
For all your dreams you are what you do.
Feelings fade over time unless restimulated by complaining or other circumstances.
You can’t build a life on feeling good all the time.
Confidence follows success; it need not come before.
You must take responsibility for what you do no matter what you feel.
You can change your past by changing what you do now.
No one really knows why humans do what they do.
The optimal mind isn’t always peaceful or blissful; it is flexible.
Feelings don’t need to be fixed.
The myth of the self-made person is bankrupt.
When we lose ourselves in constructive activity, our neurotic suffering is gone.
Those who want success most have the greatest fear of failure.
There is nothing wrong with dreaming, unless we only dream.
Effort is already success.
Neurotic suffering grows from self-centeredness, misplaced attention.
Life always implies desires that exceed realistic limits.
Forgiving your parents is trivial; seeking their forgiveness is more valuable to you.
Don’t hope to eliminate neurotic suffering by talk or medication.
Reality doesn’t respond directly to thought or intent, only to action.


Learn How To

Distinguish between what is controllable and what is uncontrollable in your life.
Develop more self-discipline in daily life.
Set goals and stay focused on your priorities.
Acknowledge and accept those aspects of life that are beyond your direct control.
Recognize the specific ways in which your life is supported by people and things.
Gather information from feelings without being governed by them.
Live life more realistically.

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