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Sherry Gaugler-Stewart

Director of Family and Spiritual Recovery

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“I’ve got this.” – or so I thought

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 22, 2019 9:18:16 AM / by Sherry Gaugler-Stewart posted in Recovery, things, myself, someone, situation, don, willingness, talk, feelings

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“Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.”

- Step 7 from the Al-Anon Family Groups

 

"I am fairly certain that given a cape and a nice tiara, I could save the world."

- Leigh Standley

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Deciding Where to Put my Power

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 27, 2019 12:29:53 PM / by Sherry Gaugler-Stewart posted in Recovery, things, myself, someone, situation, don, willingness, talk, feelings

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“Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character."

- Step 6 from the Al-Anon Family Groups

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Talk About It

[fa icon="calendar'] May 29, 2019 11:50:23 AM / by Sherry Gaugler-Stewart posted in Recovery, things, myself, someone, situation, don, willingness, talk, feelings

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“Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.”

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The Truth below the Truth

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 24, 2019 3:46:35 PM / by Sherry Gaugler-Stewart posted in alcoholics, truth, yourself, 12 Step family recovery groups, moral inventory

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Two Heads are Better than One

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 29, 2019 6:00:00 AM / by Sherry Gaugler-Stewart posted in god, things, truth, something, someone, thing, everything, fear

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“Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.”

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Hope Starts with “Maybe”

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 20, 2019 6:00:00 AM / by Sherry Gaugler-Stewart posted in alcoholism, person, sane, sanity, something, grandparents, someone, anything

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“Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.

-Step 2 from the Al-Anon Family Groups

 

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Powerlessness is not Hopelessness

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 23, 2019 5:48:56 AM / by Sherry Gaugler-Stewart posted in drinking, alcoholism, reactions, alcohol, drink, disease, things, person

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Detachment with Respect

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 17, 2018 12:06:56 PM / by Sherry Gaugler-Stewart posted in alcoholic loved one, alcoholism, boundaries, healthy detachment, detachment with respect

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Slamming doors. Broken dishes. Arguments that the neighbors could hear clearly. Tears. Unkind words. And, conversely the resonant sound of hostile silence. The disease of alcoholism had wedged itself into the middle of our marriage.

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Digging the Hole

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 18, 2018 11:14:08 AM / by Sherry Gaugler-Stewart posted in addiction, family recovery, alcoholism, Recovery

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Watching someone you love struggle with addiction or alcoholism is extremely painful. I often liken it to watching someone dig a deep hole.

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Boundaries or Bolsters

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 20, 2018 10:18:08 AM / by Sherry Gaugler-Stewart posted in Recovery, relationships during recovery, boundaries

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“With dignity we will stand for ourselves, but not against our fellows.”

-“From Survival to Recovery”

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