Monday, November 24, 2014

Monday quotes

Star Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
- Joseph Addison

We all live under the same sky, but we do not all have the same horizon.
- Konrad Adenauer

Every truth has two sides. It is well to look at both before we commit ourselves to either side.
- Aesop

Only a fool tests the depth of the water with both feet.
- African Proverb

You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.
- Leo Aikman

Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.
- Muhammad Ali

You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.
- James Allen

Living a life of integrity is one of the greatest missions we can undertake.
- Greg Anderson

Experience is a good teacher, but she sends in terrific bills.
- Minna Antrim

Keep spiritually sound and be persistent. Persistence is the key. Just never stop believing in your dream.
- Deborah Aquila

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

hijacking sobriety

From Psychologist Stanton Peele;
The Hijacking of Sobriety by The Recovery Movement

For recovery absolutists, no one recovers from alcoholism without AA, just as no one can recover without giving up drinking forever. What arrogance! Who gave these self-appointed experts the power to tell everyone how they must achieve recovery?
Just as the recovery movement dictates the language of recovery and sobriety, it also tries to dictate the only true way to achieve recovery. The focus on abstinence is the alpha and omega of the 12 steps. But it requires people in recovery to decide that their lives revolve around an empty space, which is not only undesirable but unsustainable. Abstinence is fine as a recovery plan for either the short or the long term.  But you can't commit to nothingness, only to health, goals, and plans.
Surely someone will retort about the millions helped by AA, but as evidenced by most rooms
around the country, there are as many or more disappointed by the "one size fits all" method
I have witnessed many after 20+ years in the rooms; there are countless addiction switchers,
who turn to food, sex, gambling or shopping, failing to address the root causes for addiction.
Kudos to those who thrive in AA, but don't criticize those who fail as just in denial or not
"working it" hard enough 

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Sunday, June 22, 2014

Monday quotes

 The worst disability is a bad attitude. — Michael Muir (1953- )

 Do something for somebody every day for which you do not get paid. — Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965)

 Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. — William James (1842-1910)

  The greatest joys are those that are shared. — Leon Fleisher (1928- )
  Real heroes don't save the world, they serve the world. — Quoted by Linda Bird
  Think before you speak, but don't speak all you think. — Maida Villasensor
  A rich person is not one who has the most but the one who needs the least. — Unknown
  A good listener helps us overhear ourselves. — Yahia Lababidi (1973- )
   Each morning puts a man on trial and each evening passes judgment. — Roy L. Smith (1930-1998)
   He who wants to accomplish finds a way. He who doesn't finds an excuse. — Hector D. Cantu (1961- )
   Men build too many walls and not enough bridges. — Isaac Newton (1643-1727)
   It is our choices... that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. — J. K. Rowling (1965- )

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Sunday, June 15, 2014

Monday quotes

(1567-1622)Don't confuse what you have a right to do with what's right to do. — William Bennett (1943- )

Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product. — Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962)

The secret of a happy marriage remains a secret. — Henny Youngman (1906-1998)

We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope. — Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968)

Never lose sight of the fact that the most important yardstick of your success will be how you treat other people. — Barbara Bush (1925- )

Spring is wonderful. It makes you feel young enough to do all the things you're old enough to know you can't. — Franklin P. Jones (1908-1980)

Be careful of your thoughts; they may become words at any moment. — Iara Gassen

You're not going to see your dreams come true if you don't put wings, legs and arms, hands and feet on 'em. — Dolly Parton (1946- )

Never compare yourself to others. You will invariably compare your weaknesses to other people's strengths. — Mary Kay Ash (1918-2001)

The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. — Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook. — William James (1842-1910)

Do not wish to be anything but what you are and try to be that perfectly. — St. Francis de Sales (1567-1622)

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

celebrity substance abuse news

Demi Lovato Recalls 'Dark and Deep' Struggles
Singer Demi Lovato discussed her struggles with alcohol, drugs and a eating disorder in a recent interview. "When I was in treatment, I honestly thought my career was over," Lovato aaid. "But when I came out of treatment, I had more supportive fans than ever."

Amanda Bynes Competent for DUI Trial
Former "She's the Man" star Amanda Bynes has been ruled compentent to stand trial on driving under the influence charges. Bynew was supposed of have gone on trial September 24 for the April 2012 DUI charge by failed to show up for court.

Olivia Newton-John's Daughter Battled Drugs
Chloe Lattanzi, daughter of singer Olivia Newton-John, blames the stress of growing with a famous parent for her battle with drugs, alcohol and anorexia. The 27-year-old said in an interview that, "fame totally messes you up."

Jake T. Austin's Car in Hit-and-Run
Shermon Oaks, California police are investgating an incident in which a 2010 Audio registered to "Wizards of Waverly Place" actor Jake T. Austin crashed into three parked vehciles. The driver and passengers in the Audi were whisked away by a driving service before police arrived, but it was the same vehicle in which Austin, whose real name is Jake Szymanski, got a DUI last month.

Buckwild Star Anna Davis Arrested
More legal troubles face former "Buckwile" reality star Anna Davis. The 23-year-old "wild child" of the television show's cast has been arrested fro aggravated DUI by Kanawha County, West Virginia police. The "aggravated" charge usually means a blood-alcohol level over 0.15.

Rep. Trey Radel to Enter Rehab
Freshman U.S. Congressman Trey Radel has taken a leave of absence and plans to enter rehab after pleading guilty to misdemeanor cocaine possession. "I have no excuse for what I have done. I have let down our country," he said at a news conference.

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Sunday, June 8, 2014

Monday Quotes

Boredom is the feeling that everything is a waste of time; serenity, that nothing is. — Thomas Szasz (1920- )

 Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it. — Groucho Marx (1890-1977)

  To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness. — Bertrand Russell (1872-1970)
  The longer you can look back, the farther you can look forward. — Winston S. Churchill (1874-1965)
   Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together. — Donna Westmoreland Oneal (1949- )
   You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips. — Oliver Goldsmith (1730-1774)
    Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go. — Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

May we each be the person someone else is grateful for. — Arlyn Newcomb (1966- )

Would the boy you were be proud of the man you are? — Laurence J. Peter (1919-1990)

What we think, or what we know, or what we believe, is in the end, of little consequence. The only thing of consequence is what we do. — John Ruskin (1819-1900)

 Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. — Ascribed to Jules Ellinger

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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Monday quotes

The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
- Walter Bagehot

I'd rather regret the things I have done than the things I have not.
- Lucille Ball

Star If you wait until you can do everything for everybody, instead of something for somebody, you'll end up not doing anything for anybody.
- Malcolm Bane

Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.
- Carl Bard

Love thy neighbor as thy self, but choose thy neighborhood.

- Listening to your heart is not simple. Finding out who you are is not simple. It takes a lot of hard work and courage to get to know who you are and what you want.
- Sue Bender

If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.
- Milton Berle

Trust in yourself. Your perceptions are often more accurate than you are willing to believe.
- Claudia Black

There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude... a quiet joy.
- Ralph H. Blum

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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Quotes for the New Year

Boredom is the feeling that everything is a waste of time; serenity, that nothing is. — Thomas Szasz (1920- )

We never really grow up; we only learn how to act in public. — Bryan White (1974- )

Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together. — Donna Westmoreland Oneal (1949- )

You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips. — Oliver Goldsmith (1730-1774)

 Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go. — Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

 May we each be the person someone else is grateful for. — Arlyn Newcomb (1966- )

 Would the boy you were be proud of the man you are? — Laurence J. Peter (1919-1990)

 Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. — Ascribed to Jules Ellinger

 The older I get, the better I was. — Unknown

 No door is so tight that rumors cannot escape it. — Robin Hobb (1952- ) in Dragon Keeper

  A goal without a plan is just a wish. — Antoine de Saint-ExupĂ©ry (1900-1944)Fear is the tax that conscience pays to guilt. — George Sewell (1690-1736)
  Consider how hard it is to change yourself and you'll understand what little chance you have in trying to change others. — Jacob M. Braude

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Monday, December 9, 2013

Monday quotes

Don't let anyone steal your Dreams. Follow your heart, no matter what.
- Jack Cainfield

We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
- Joseph Campbell

 Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living, the other helps you make a li
- Sandra Carey

 The most wasted of all days is that on which one has not laughed.
- Nicolas Chamfort

Real generosity is doing something nice for someone who'll never find out.
- Frank A. Clark

Success is the sum of small efforts -- repeated day in and day out.
- Robert Collier

I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.
- Bill Cosby

The greatest power is often simple patience.
- E. Joseph Cossman

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Monday, December 2, 2013

Monday quotes

It is very simple to be happy, but it is very difficult to be simple.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Examine the contents, not the bottle.
- The Talmud

Reality is a mysterious changing thing, because one's perception of it never remains the same.
- Joe Tan

We worry about what a child will be tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.
- Stacia Tauscher

The greatest evils, are from within us; and from ourselves also we must look for the greatest good.
- Jeremy Taylor

I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph.
- Shirley Temple

The world is a looking glass. It gives back to every man a true reflection of his own thoughts.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

I make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes.
- Sara Teasdale

Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't.
- Margaret Thatcher

What is right is often forgotten by what is convenient.
- Bodie Thoene


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