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Hello Recovery

Hello, Recovery, my old friend.  It’s good to see you again. It’s been three years since we were together. I lost you and my way in life for those three years. The first time ...

Two Kinds of Mistakes

There is the mistake of overdoing the defense of the status quo, the error of investing too much time and energy in keeping things as they are. And then there is the mistake made while ...

Happiness

It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.

How Important You Are …

Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being. You are the Light for yourself and others.

My Boys

I want the world to know how proud and how much I love all three of my boys. All of you have accomplished so much and done so well with your lives. I talk about you all the time.  ...

STOP

                              S                  T               O             P STRENGTH  THOUGHT  OPEN  PRESENT Find ...

New Day, Love to Lori

Stand under my umbrella … I walk in the rain not aware I am cold, wet and lonely. I am so wrapped up in myself. I do not realize Lori, my  Love, is standing there dry and warm. She ...

“What To Do When Mr. Disappointment Crashes Your Party” By Miles

On a dark night, recently, I was dismayed to greet Mr. Disappointment, who had come to call on me once again. These days, he often arrives to have a ‘party’ in my heart and mind. Accompanying ...

“Really … What Is Therapy?”

I met a new friend at Jim’s home. Sue is a lovely woman with extensive professional experience in the counseling and psychological fields. She said this to me, and it summed up ...
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Finding Peace Talking To Others

Sometimes talking with others, whether one person or a group, can create feelings of anxiety. Will they like me? What will they think? Will they judge me? Reject me? Make fun of me? The ...

I Dedicate This To You …

Here is a great quote I read everyday. I dedicate it to you and everyone who is Brave Enough to Live. “Some people are content to settle for less than what life has to offer … “Others ...
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“Hated”

I hated drunks, then I became one. I hated porn, but I eyeballed it. I hated overweight, and I became overweight. I hated the know-it-all, because I knew it all. I hated people who ...

Never Need To Forgive Again

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is a characteristic of the strong. But, the “even stronger beings” do not project enemy images in the first place. Therefore they ...

How To Know Your Path

“You will recognize your own path when you come upon it, because you will suddenly have all the energy and imagination you will ever need.” Lori Swift https://www.brave-enough-to-live.com https://www.facebook.com/Swift.Lori

Renewed Desire For Life Is Born

There will be a time, not so far from now, that you will look back on this phase of your life and instead of condemning it or beating up on it – instead of blaming or guilting ...
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“Walking Through Hell and Finding Your Way Out”

When parents walk through the hell of drinking, drugging, anxiety or depression, they take their children with them. Get help for all of you now. Alcoholism, depression, anxiety and ...

Lori’s Strange Way to Keep Faith

I really like mantras, otherwise known as incantations, affirmations, beliefs or thoughts you keep thinking. Whatever they are called, here are some of my favorites. I write these on ...

Measuring Your Life

I’ve found I can’t measure my life by other people’s ability to love. I measure my life by my ability to love. I realize my life is measured, and my joy is based, ...

To Be Honest …

No more pretending to be what I am Not. I am what I am. I cannot change the past.  I am sorry for this. I must move on from here and live a life of faith and understanding. I am now ...

“The Biology of Love” by Dr. Bruce Lipton

What do your cells have to do with love? Molecular biology and romance seem unlikely bedfellows, but according to Dr. Bruce Lipton a stem cell biologist, bestselling author of “The ...