Amy McCalister Writer & Addict Niagara Falls, NY

// 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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Music, One Of The Greatest Gifts From The HeavensMusic is such a fabulous, inspiring gift from the universe. Music comes from so many sources, in so…View Post

Music, One Of The Greatest Gifts From The Heavens

Music is such a fabulous, inspiring gift from the universe. Music comes from so many sources, in so…

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In The New Year I Will….I have never been one to make or even really consider making new year resolutions. I’ve always just…View Post

In The New Year I Will….

I have never been one to make or even really consider making new year resolutions. I’ve always just…

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// Life Is Made Up of a Series of Choices//

LIfe is made up of a series of choices that we make on a daily basis. We must live with the consequences of those choices, the good, the bad, the easy, the hard, the fun, the sad, the awful and the crazy. That’s all it comes down to is choices and…

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Giving BackMembers of the United States Navy serve the homeless at Dorothy’s Soup Kitchen in Salinas,…View Post

Giving Back

Members of the United States Navy serve the homeless at Dorothy’s Soup Kitchen in Salinas,…

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Thanksgiving: GratitudeThanksgiving is coming up quickly. We become busy and so preoccupied with plans, places to go and…View Post

Thanksgiving: Gratitude

Thanksgiving is coming up quickly. We become busy and so preoccupied with plans, places to go and…

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