I couldn’t stop so I quit.
I recovered from recovering so no longer celebrate not doing bad things to defend myself as good. I added new bad for good measure.
Unfortunately, the escape became the trap.
It’s strange how what drives us may abandon us midstream, how what tickles our ears with lies one moment may tell us truths that knock us on our emotional ass the next. After all, it...
How could I have never told anyone what He had done for me? Nothing else had worked. Nothing had been able to break the chains that kept me living on the edge. Nothing….except the gentleness...
There are casualties in war. Those who don’t make it back to a place of sound hopes and dreams. Some take on their demons alone. They are deceived into fearlessness and trampled by the hooves...
We come to the realization of the heart that it is time to change when we become addicted to fixing a problem instead of proactively finding solutions.
You mean something like ‘truth or dare’? I haven’t played that in a long time.” She didn’t think he would ever get himself entangled in a game like that, but it was addictive, a compromising...
In the beginning, the taste of power is sweet, savored on the tongue, like fine wine. It whispers promises in your ear and pretends to be your friend. It is easy to become addicted to...
What American would not want truthful and complete information about every product sold in the United States so that we can be more capable of making wise decisions concerning our lives and the lives of...
Entering the foyer, Royale already decided that he would thank Shake once more for being by his side at Keena’s recital. But she stunned him by eagerly waiting for him just like old times—on her...
It is impossible to understand addiction without asking what relief the addict finds, or hopes to find, in the drug or the addictive behaviour.
Doing something once can be addicting. Doing it twice is admitting it.
Not all addictions are rooted in abuse or trauma, but I do believe they can all be traced to painful experience. A hurt is at the centre of all addictive behaviours. It is present in...
It’s the soul that’s starving, not the body
She had her addictions and one of them was reading.
When you judge other people without wanting to know the true story behind their actions, is usually when there is something inside of you that is so broken that if you found out what you...
—Shannon L. Alder
The easiest thing is to say no. What’s not so easy is telling yourself to stop.
It is not the essence of humans to be passive. We are players. We are actors on many stages…. We are curious, we are yearning to wonder, we are longing to be amazed… to be...
Promises from Lo are like bars at 2 a.m.–empty.
Most of our addictions [shopping, food, bad relationships] as women flare up when we feel that we are not loved or sought after.
If you can quit for a day, you can quit for a lifetime.
—Benjamin Alire Saenz
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