Making Change

Yes! You are so spot on, I’ve been doing too much moaning today, and if I’m spending this present moment complaining about the last moment, I’m not doing anything to make the coming moment any better!
I’ve got to keep focussed on where I’m heading and reflect on what it’s worth to me to get there. It does me no good to dwell on what’s uncomfortable in my life when I have so many positive influences to think about instead. And things have got better and better and will keep getting better and better for as long as I keep working at it.
I’m so grateful to have the people in my life that have enabled me to develop an awareness of what’s going on in my own head and whether I am sabotaging myself by allowing it. I have said this a few times recently, but the most empowering thing I have learned so far in my journey is that I can control my own thoughts and feelings; I am not powerless over my emotions.

Thank you Blogger Haris for the reminder ☺

Blogger Haris

If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.

It is up to us, everything is also down to us.

We make the changes and they reflect on us,

We leave footprints in the sand and we tread on the twigs….

What we do or say will reverberate till an impact is made…

Now we decide what kind of impact is made.

Let’s put saving the world to the side for a minute and let’s focus on the little things. I suffer from depression right, recently I haven’t taken my medication, yet I have the audacity to complain to people about my situation. The help is there… right in front of me… but it is I who is preventing myself from making progress.

Today I completely changed my behaviour as I have realised it is time I took ownership of myself and started to…

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Cherishing Life

Blogger Haris

“You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching,
Love like you’ll never be hurt,
Sing like there’s nobody listening,
And live like it’s heaven on earth.”

Most of us at some point take a real deep breath and whether it’s out of turn and irregular or genuine wish they were dead but truth be told, life is the best gift we could ever hope for.

Be thankful that your eyes flutter in the morning or the fact its your breath leaving stains on the bus or car window.

Though we go through phases and mood swings it usually ends and turns into something positive and meaningful. However this done not mean it will get handed to you instantly, we have to work for it in order to make this a reality,

My reasons for living are the fact I have wonderful friends who I love and treasure dearly and although that…

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The Ashley Madison Hack, as explained by weev

The Cryptosphere

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It’s the weev show!

The world’s most famous troll explains the infamous Ashley Madison cheating site hack and leak. He’s done it in the form of a monologue on YouTube because as he explained on Twitter, Vice asked him for a video interview about it, he quoted a payment rate of one Bitcoin per hour, and they refused. Clearly he has taken the point of view that he is the performer (see this SAG/AFTRA rate card PDF referenced by weev for comparison purposes) whereas Vice has taken the point of view that he is material, and material does not get compensated. Most tv guests at least have a book to shill, or a political agenda that’ll make them rich over time.

weev is just weev.

In the video, he explains how…

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Recovery; Relearning to be sober

I just found this article on The Real Edition by Norcross about yet another “study” condemning Alcoholics Anonymous as a cult.

Now I do want to make one thing clear: AA is by no means the only way to get sober, or even the best. There is no “best” way. The best way to get sober is how you got sober. That’s for me, for you, for anyone who is giving it an honest try. Kicking booze and drugs is easily the hardest thing I’ve ever done, which includes having to re-learn how to walk at the age of 20 due to a major leg surgery.

I really enjoyed this article, and completely agree with the above statement. I could never get into AA/NA personally, I love the fellowship side of it but the rest just isn’t for me. As I’ve mentioned before, it is SMART Recovery that has saved my life. I suppose actually working the SMART tools is very similar to working the 12 steps, though. It works if you work it, and all that. And that, surely, is the point.

Whatever works for you, work it for all you’re worth, because you are definitely worth more than the alternative.

Nobody should be criticising anybody else’s chosen path to recovery. I am a firm believer that anybody in recovery should be researching all the options available to them and taking from it what is right for them, and them alone, because recovery is such a very personal journey. We all have to figure out our own way through it. Getting together with others in recovery and learning from their experiences has been hugely beneficial for me in the last few years. I hope others are able to learn from my experiences. That’s what fellowship is all about. Nobody else will ever understand like someone who is doing it themselves. But there are no hard and fast rules. So just because I don’t get on with NA, I would never discourage anybody else from attending. That isn’t my place. I have no right. Take what works for you and work it!

If it saves your life then grab it with both hands and do whatever you have to in order to keep a tight grip on it.