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About Magnolia Beginnings

Just when you think you have it all down it changes again or... “Reshaping life! People who can say that have never understood a thing about life—they have never felt its breath, its heartbeat—however much they have seen or done. They look on it as a lump of raw material that needs to be processed by them, to be ennobled by their touch. But life is never a material, a substance to be molded. If you want to know, life is the principle of self-renewal, it is constantly renewing and remaking and changing and transfiguring itself, it is infinitely beyond your or my obtuse theories about it.” ― Boris Pasternak, Doctor Zhivago

Sitting with Grief and Hope

So many people in my circle will say in anger “They will never know how it feels until it happens to them!” We are talking about the loss of our loved ones to addiction, the struggle that we had fighting … Continue reading

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The Journey

How much have we lost in this madness of helping our loved ones? Distant memories of old friendships, good jobs we enjoyed, family members who didn’t understand how we could keep loving, and relationships broken beyond repair. Most of all many of us … Continue reading

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“CAVE” FEELING

Originally posted on Webb Wisdom:
Sometimes we feel overwhelmed and crowded.  Emotionally it feels like we are being pulled at from every direction.  We know it’s time for a break from people and obligations when we begin wishing we were alone in a cave somewhere with…

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Hell

Originally posted on The Addict In My Basement:
In high school I read a story about three people from different stations in life being asked to describe their idea of hell. This was a blanket statement.  What is your idea…

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Where do I go for help?

Trying to locate appropriate treatment for a loved one, especially finding a program tailored to an individual’s particular needs, can be a difficult process. However, there are some resources to help with this process. For example, NIDA’s handbook Seeking Drug … Continue reading

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Let go..

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Denial and Addiction- Libby Cataldi

DENIAL AND ADDICTION by Libby Cataldi A mother writes: Our daughter, both strikingly beautiful and musically gifted, signed a recording contract with an International music company at the age of fifteen. I traveled with her extensively and never had an … Continue reading

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AFFIRMATIONS

Originally posted on Webb Wisdom:
The use of affirmations (declarations, proclamations, assertions) can be helpful and powerful.  Affirmations are used in many ways.  They can be used to redirect your mind away from troubling things.  Affirmations can be used to…

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Rewriting My Story

Originally posted on Healing Your Grief:
“We become the stories we listen to. But perhaps the more important question is, what stories do you listen to? What stories are forming your life?” – Matthew Kelly, The Rhythm of Life. My…

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DO SOMETHING-ANYTHING!

Originally posted on Webb Wisdom:
It’s important to take action–any action–on a daily basis.  It does not really matter whether your action is successful or not.  What matters is making a decision, a choice and acting on it in some…

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