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Songs of Hope
AA helped to change her inner soundtrack
It's not a pleasant place to be sometimes, here inside my head. This is where my disease pulsates with toxic whispers of self-hate, resentments and fears.
It's a scary place where obsessive thoughts run wild. Meetings, meditation and prayers can often silence the damning inner chatter – sometimes for days -- but the voices eventually return. A critical remark, an unreturned phone call or a couple pounds gained is sometimes all it takes to awaken that insidious monster within my head.
The Right Here, Right Now
After getting sober she was able to have the family she always wanted
A Purposeful Life
She had to admit complete defeat and powerlessness to change
Learning to Love
A four-legged friend helped him out of his loneliness and isolation
He got sober and got to live his happy, joyous and free life