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Amends and Self-Forgiveness

I didn’t make amends because I was seeking forgiveness from the people I wronged, I made amends because I’m seeking the capacity to be able to forgive myself for what I’ve done. I’ve previously talked about the difference between guilt and shame in my blog postings. Often times, guilt is completely warranted, and in my..

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Perspective

I’ve learned a lot on my journey through mental health and addiction, and one of the more invaluable lessons is that of perspective. My brain’s proclivity is to think that my perspective is not just the only perspective, but the right perspective. And the unification of perception with fact can be harmful in the least,..

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Pride

Pride is a deadly sin for a reason. Pride almost killed me and it still continues to almost kill me when I allow it back into my life. Pride is the antithesis of listening and learning, and therefore it is one of the biggest enemies of improvement and development. The thing about pride is it..

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Honesty

Before I decided to get clean and sober I was addicted to lying. Everything was at the very least an exaggeration or embellishment of the truth. I didn’t really regard it as a problem until the last few months because I felt that most of it was harmless. But I’ve come to learn that for..

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Unconditional Love

I’m not a big fan of the term unconditional love because I feel as though that love that would have conditions is not genuine love. I think that people often erroneously conflate love with other emotions, because genuine love for someone exists regardless of any conditions or parameters. In my estimation, love involves the removal..

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Fear, Insecurity, and Self-Doubt

Fear and insecurity have held me back from accomplishing so many things in my life. There is this voice in my head that tells me that there is no use in doing things because I will never be the best at things. And the problem with that voice isn’t that it’s present, it’s that it’s..

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Benefit of the Doubt

I have a heartbreaking story that ultimately changed the way I looked at the world forever. My cousin whom I loved dearly passed away from cancer at the young age of sixteen. Obviously very tragic and heartbreaking, but I extracted one of the most important lessons of my life on the day before his passing…

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Feeling Worthless

I’m generally plagued by feelings of worthlessness. I often think that I’m not a good person and that therefore I often feel there is no use in trying to better something that is already irreparably broken. Often times I’ll even go as far as to say that not only am I worthless, but everyone is..

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