March 28, 2012

Facing feelings

Page 90

"We may fear that being in touch with our feelings will trigger an overwhelming chain reaction of pain and panic."

Basic Text, p. 30

While we were using, many of us were unable or unwilling to feel many emotions. If we were happy, we used to make us happier. If we were angry or depressed, we used to mask those feelings. In continuing this pattern throughout our active addiction, we became so emotionally confused that we weren't sure what normal emotions were anymore.

After being in recovery for some time, we find that the emotions we had suppressed suddenly begin to surface. We may find that we do not know how to identify our feelings. What we may be feeling as rage may only be frustration. What we perceive as suicidal depression may simply be sadness. These are the times when we need to seek the assistance of our sponsor or other members of NA. Going to a meeting and talking about what is happening in our lives can help us to face our feelings instead of running from them in fear.

Just for Today: I will not run from the uncomfortable emotions I may experience. I will use the support of my friends in recovery to help me face my emotions.

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Wednesday, November 12, 2008


I can't believe I am 15 wks and 3 days pregnant. It has been nine weeks since I found out and time has gone by so fast. Although, many of those long days of throwing up seemed like they were never going to end. I am starting to feel so much better and I am starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. I have always been excited about this baby but, it was hard to show my true happiness because I have been so sick. This week the baby measures about 4 inches long and weighs 2 1/2 ounces. Which is about the size of an apple. Ryan is now referring to the baby as his little apple. We only have three more days until we get to find out what the baby is and I CANT wait!!!!!! During the first ultrasound the baby had it's ankles crossed so I have been talking to baby everyday and trying to convince him/her to make sure they cooperate on Saturday so we can start to really get prepared for this little blessing inside me....I am so excited I can barely contain my excitement!!!!!!

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