Amy McCalister Wander No More Niagara Falls, NY

// Graduation Day//

My daughter graduated from high school this weekend. It was one of my proudest moments. I rarely speak publicly about the affects of my own struggles with addiction and depression has had on my kids but my daughter definitely received the worst of it. She protected me, she took care of her younger brothers, she knew, she was old enough and she knew. Fortunately it was not long before I realized…

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Changing Our Negative Thinking to Positive

Changing our negative thinking seems so easy, just do it right? Wrong. For those of us who suffer from addiction and mental health problems…

Changing Our Negative Thinking to Positive

Changing our negative thinking seems so easy, just do it right? Wrong. For those of us who suffer from addiction and mental health problems…

This Is My Story In A Nutshell: Learning to be and love Amy again

Methadone saved my life. Yes we’ve heard this a million times from me but a more important aspect of my recovery is methadone GAVE me a…

This Is My Story In A Nutshell: Learning to be and love Amy again

Methadone saved my life. Yes we’ve heard this a million times from me but a more important aspect of my recovery is methadone GAVE me a…

// Happy Mother’s Day!//

Happy Mother’s Day!

To all you fabulous mothers out there today is your special day! This is a day we celebrate mother’s our mother’s, our children make us breakfast in bed, our honeys give us flowers and jewelry. But mother’s are celebrated every day of the year. We are the heart of the world, we raise our children, care for our husbands and homes, we cook, clean, pay the bills, we are nurses, taxi services, fans…

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Time For Change That’s Already Inside you, It Just Needs to be Activated

It’s time to make some changes in my life. It’s time to stop contemplating change and analyzing my problems.

Time For Change That’s Already Inside you, It Just Needs to be Activated

It’s time to make some changes in my life. It’s time to stop contemplating change and analyzing my problems.

// Recovery in a Christian Society//

Recovery in a Christian Society

Recovery is one of if not the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do in my life. Getting and staying clean has been a long journey but I’m grateful for it Imageall. I’m grateful for active addiction, rock bottom, all of it not just the recovery part, the whole shabam! I am grateful because it has all led me to who I am today and I’m pretty cool with me today, learning to not only like myself but love…

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// The Beauty of Journaling//

The Beauty of Journaling

I’m a writer so of course I write in my journal almost daily. Journals can be wonderful tools in recovery and not just addiction recovery but

The pentacle represents the elements; Earth, Air, Water, Fire and the top point represents The Spirit

The pentacle represents the elements; Earth, Air, Water, Fire and the top point represents The Spirit

psychological recovery as well from child hood traumas, anxieties, depression, etc. I find that journaling should be a reflection of feelings, lessons,…

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// Defining Successful Recovery//

How do you define your success in recovery? Is abstinence what defines success? We reward abstinence with key tags and sharing on how we did it, sometimes given cards, and well wishes. I think so much more goes into the success of a recovering person. Growth. Growth, I believe is the key element in a successful recovery. I used to believe that the more clean time I gained the more successful I…

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Balance and Harmony ~Something Positive Always Comes From Something Negative~Something positive always comes out of something negative. It has to. Mother Earth balances things…View Post

Balance and Harmony ~Something Positive Always Comes From Something Negative~

Something positive always comes out of something negative. It has to. Mother Earth balances things…

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