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We are Called

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What is the Most Dangerous Animal?

I live on an island with many dangerous animals. I had an alligator attack me. The...


Are you a wounded healer?

"Nobody escapes being wounded. We all are wounded people, whether physically, emotionally,...


Surviving Riptides

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Do you have unrealistic expectations?

A major trigger for my drinking was disappointment, feeling like a loser. I sabotaged...


When I was drinking, I wouldn't let go until it had scratch marks all over it.

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Count the Angels not the Devils

I used to drink and think about how many bad people had hurt me. I carried the weight...


It would be nice, but it's not necessary

It's so reassuring to know that most of what we think is so important, really doesn't...