...sometimes broken things make the best building supplies.
and we'll keep on building.
hearts aren't made of glass,
they're made of muscle, and blood, and something else.
and they don't so much as break, as bend and tear.
we have what it takes to keep it together;
and move on.
Monday, June 4, 2012
"We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty." ~Maya Angelou
"Neon Nemesis" by Elisabeth Slettnes
This blog is for anyone who has been affected by alcoholism or addiction.
It is my attempt at breaking the cycle of addiction and unnecessary abuse before it hits my own children.
I take a woman-centered approach to healing my life.
"Most important is that we not identify ourselves with such labels as codependent or addict, or get stuck in chronic recovery as if we were constantly in need of fixing.
The goal is to heal and move on, embrace life's ups and downs, and move from recovery to discovery. Then we can break through the limitation imposed by hierarchy, work together for a just society, and free our capacity for courage, joy, power, and love." - Charlotte Davis Kasl
These are the books that have helped me the most over the years...
Many Roads, One Journey: Moving Beyond the 12 Steps - Charlotte Davis Kasl, PhD
Be Full of Yourself!: The Journey from Self-Criticism to Self-Celebration - Patricia Lynn Reilly
You Can Heal Your Life - Louise L. Hay
Women, Sex and Addiction: A Search for Love and Power - Charlotte Davis Kasl, PhD
Perfect Daughters: Adult Daughters of Alcoholics - Robert J. Ackerman, PhD
I Promise Myself: Making a Commitment to Yourself and Your Dreams - Patricia Lynn Reilly
The Alcoholism and Addiction Cure: A Holistic Approach to Total Recovery - Chris Prentiss
Meditation as Medicine - Dharma Singh Khalsa, MD and Cameron Stauth
beautiful boy: a father's journey through his son's addiction - David Sheff
....it's been such a hard season,and the bridges we burned might be all we had to keep us from drowning. but at least we had this time; and i'd like to think we're better off for it. i'll remember this. sometimes broken things make the best building supplies. and we'll keep on building. hearts aren't made of glass, they're made of muscle, and blood, and something else. and they don't so much as break, as bend and tear. we have what it takes to keep it together; and move on.