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, September 1, 2010

Happy 90 Days To Me !!!!!!!!! "I RULE"

I also want to thank everyone who reads my blog and leave comments. It is so nice to know that someone is hearing what I have to say.  I am the luckiest gal in the whole world.  I never ever thought life could be this good, and the craziest thing is it is getting better every day. I just want to say that if there is anyone out there that reads my blog and is suffering from addiction I am always here if you need someone to talk to, send me a message and I would love to hear from you.


Anonymous said...

I think you are a pretty nifty person. Thank you for sharing you with us? Me?
I like you :)
I wish you nothing but the best.
Ariel :)

Angie said...


KrisFlower said...

I'm so proud of you! I love you...

Jessie said...

Kate! You are amazing! Good for you and your recovery! It is great to see you so happy =) Keep reaching for what makes you happy and keeps you healthy. Sending happy thoughts your way girl =)

Elian.R said...

you do rule! loooove you! your doing awesome!

cluelesscarolinagirl said...

You do rule. Congratulations and best wishes for many, many more happy days in the future! <<<>>>>

**Brensikes** said...

Congratulations on this milestone! Keep up the hard work, the reward is far greater than the struggle!