Monthly Archives: December 2015

An Addict’s New Year’s Resolutions

By |2018-10-23T17:27:23+00:00December 30th, 2015|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Holiday, Personal Growth|

How many times have you made New Year’s resolutions, determined that this year will be different and you will be better? We make resolutions because we don’t like ourselves the way we are. We don’t like our tiredness, our fatty parts, our busy schedules, how much (or little) money we make, how often we yell [...]

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On Christmas Day

By |2018-10-23T17:28:56+00:00December 25th, 2015|Holiday, Spiritual Reflections|

Christmas Morning Christmas Traditions make the holiday special. Christmas morning is when we gather in the Great Room at Bald Eagle Hospitality House to share Christmas traditions, while our residents enjoy sipping hot chocolate. Every family has their own traditions that make Christmas a special time for them. This is when we gather to reminisce [...]

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Christmas Eve Lessons and Carols

By |2018-10-23T17:30:33+00:00December 24th, 2015|Holiday, Spiritual Reflections|

On Christmas Eve we have a Chapel service of “Lessons and Carols” to celebrate in word and song the events from the Bible that lead up to Christmas. Every day during Advent we practice singing a Christmas carol to prepare residents to participate in the carol singing on Christmas Eve. The Christmas Eve service is [...]

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Christmas Reflection

By |2018-10-23T17:31:55+00:00December 21st, 2015|Holiday|

Christmas is a time of great blessings – a time when God’s abundant goodness is poured out on his people as they celebrate the coming of the promised Messiah in the birth of Jesus Christ in Bethlehem. Each year during the Christmas season we have a unique opportunity to allow God to open our hearts [...]

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Components of the True Self: Reasoning Mind

By |2018-10-23T17:33:07+00:00December 14th, 2015|Personal Growth|

Note: Part one of this Components of True Self series: Feelings was posted here. The second component of our True Self is our reasoning mind—what we might call our intellect or our logic. Our reasoning mind analyzes, deduces, observes, understands, plans, and concentrates. It is conscious, active, and often creative. It looks at evidence and [...]

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The Long Road

By |2018-10-23T17:34:30+00:00December 7th, 2015|Aftercare, Miscellaneous, Relapse|

The Long Road Recovery requires hard work and tough choices. To truly recover from addiction is a process, one that requires deeper and more lasting changes than simply acknowledging the errors of a life controlled by alcohol or drugs.  The process of real recovery involves more than an apology for hurtful behaviors and faulty judgment, [...]

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