Category Archives: addiction

Stop Suffering

The root of suffering is attachment. – The Buddha I saw this quote today and felt like kicking myself.  Not literally kicking myself mind you, but figuratively because I’m tired of suffering.  I was attached, attached to the past for … Continue reading

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Why Smoke?

Well, so far, day 5 is going good.  I’m still too stuffed up with this cold to smoke which helps tremendously.  But I know that I am a work in progress in the whole quitting smoking arena.  I think many … Continue reading

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Quit Day 4

I didn’t plan on quitting.  I know you’re supposed to do that countdown thing, but I woke up on Friday morning with the mother of all head colds and so I haven’t been able to even think about smoking.  I’ve … Continue reading

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I Won’t Be Narc Bait Anymore

I was raised by narcissistic parents in addition to a narc brother.  Trained by the narcs, I am a people pleaser, a fixer and I wear my heart on my sleeve.  I love deeply.  I am an empath.  I don’t … Continue reading

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Broken

The Daily Prompt broken urged me to write today.  Perhaps it’s because I’ve been broken in the past and likely may be broken in the future, but what I’ve learned is this: Broken isn’t a bad thing to be because … Continue reading

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Divorced With A Spring In My Step

Being divorced gets infinitely better when we feel like we are healing.  There are signs along the way that we are processing the new chapter and accepting what our lives really are right now.  I fought it like a wildcat … Continue reading

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Falling Down and Getting Back Up

Seven days cold turkey – check.  One slip up on the night of Day Seven – yup.  Decided that one slip up doesn’t mean I have to start back at Day One – check.  Monday full of strife from the … Continue reading

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