‘Figuring out self-acceptance’ by Matt Kay

rsz_unknownBy popular request, another Wired In To Recovery blog by Matt Kay.

‘Self-acceptance means accepting our whole self; the talents and strengths along with the bad habits and pain. When we deny, repress or hide any aspect of ourselves it is likened to rejecting ourselves.

The very things we want most in life include being accepted, loved and acknowledged, yet we often don’t give these gifts to ourselves. We are all here to grow, learn and enjoy life, and no one is perfect. Making mistakes, experiencing pain and embarrassing ourselves are all a part of the package.

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‘Hope and Full Recovery From Addiction’ by Kendra Sebelius

IMG_1870Hope is a key element of recovery. You need hope at the beginning of your recovery journey and at various other stages along the way, particularly when you are struggling and/or facing obstacles. Other recovering people provide hope by showing that recovery is possible via a multitude of different pathways.   

Here’s a blog from Kendra Sebelius I spotted the other day on the HealthyPlaces website. It focuses on hope and provides some hints to facilitate your recovery.

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