Operation Clean Recovery


Artwork created and provided by Lottie Ellis Art. It’s said that pain changes people. It’s true. Although none of us want to feel alone on our journeys, to an extent, we are just that. Sure, there are people who can relate to this part or commiserate with that part, but no one ever really gets […]

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Transcending Victim Mentality and Taking Back Your Power

“Don’t take anything personally. Nothing others do or say is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions of others you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.” ~ Don Miguel Ruiz Ok, so it would be impossible […]

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The Power of Solitude

Spending time alone with ourselves may not be easy or even desirable. But it’s key to getting to know who we really are. Illustration by Marta Sevilla Most of us are afraid to be alone. I’m talkin’ no cell phone, no Wi-Fi alone. When was the last time you were by yourself and didn’t try […]

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Negative Self-Talk: Don’t Let It Overwhelm You

Fran Simone Ph.D.A Family Affair There are ways to overcome negative thinking. Posted Dec 04, 2017 Source: Victor Alonso/Flickr   Most everyone is familiar with AA’s first step. “We admitted we were powerless over alcohol and our lives had become unmanageable”. Alcoholics lose control when they drink; addicts when they abusedrugs.  Not only is control a huge issue […]

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6 Ways to Let Go of the Past and Not be Controlled by It

By Nikki Sapp Everybody’s got a past. The past does not equal the truth unless you live there.” ~ Tony Robbins Most of us know by now that holding on to the past does us no good. Can we change the past? No. Is reliving a past situation over and over in our minds ever […]

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What They Don’t Know

“She has become so well versed in good-byes, the spoken and unspoken, the planned and unplanned, the teary ones and happy ones. Don’t be angry she begs, she surrendered and gave up long ago on anyone reading her, her life, her fears, her accomplishments, her gifts, her tears, her happy, her weird, her crazy, and […]

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How to Handle Loneliness

Those lonely, blue feelings affect everyone from time to time, but you don’t have to resign yourself to feeling sad. Here are some simple strategies for getting back to feeling your best. By Wyatt Myers Medically Reviewed by Lindsey Marcellin, MD, MPH Whether it’s the result of a new job, a new school, or just hitting a […]

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To My Almost 7-Year Old Son

I had waited my entire life for you. I can’t even try to ignore the fact that somewhere inside of me, I always knew I’d have you. I can’t try to hide the fact that as time went by, I was saddened at the thought of your not coming. After many days and years had […]

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Doubt & Denial

Doubt and denial are two of the most damaging mindsets that exist. While doubt narrows our thinking from believing in the real array of possibility, denial leaves us in the disbelief of any or all of them. Doubt is the truth we refuse to let ourselves see, yet denial keeps us shielded from even trying […]

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‘Sometimes it’s easier to take a punch than to take the fear of leaving’

A woman shares her nightmare of psychological and physical abuse. Author: Meagan Pittelko  Date: Sun, 05 Nov 2017 Click here to view original web page at www.dl-online.com Man beating up his wife illustrating domestic violence An average of 20 people are physically abused by intimate partners every minute in the United States, amounting to more than […]

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Where I Come From

Where I come from everyone knows something. While they hold true to what they do know, most can’t tell you how they know it.  They know the important things, like the days of the week that take priority over others. They know the boundaries of the county line and which counties sit next door. They […]

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Report Identifies 25 Distinct Types of Human Trafficking

Author: Laura French  Date: Mon, 03 Apr 2017 Click here to view original web page at www.forensicmag.com Polaris, a global nonprofit organization dedicated to ending modern slavery and human trafficking, released its comprehensive report The Typology of Modern Slavery on Wednesday. The report utilizes the largest known available dataset on human trafficking in the United States, compiling information […]

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