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Peace starts and ends with Trust

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Peace, love, happiness Life goes on, we have to move forward. Just 15 minutes ago I was in my doctor’s office explaining how lately I feel like my reality is distorted, and crying. None of us are strangers to the world’s brokenness. We’ve all experienced the pain of loss, illness, injustice and as we look around this world it’s easy to feel hopeless. I struggle with worry. I have for as long as I can remember. When I was a young kid, I would lie in my bed and worry. I always hated sleeping alone, and I remember sneaking into …

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A Letter from Erika’s Mom

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From a mother of an addict… I myself may not be an addict but I challenge you to try and love one and then see if you can look me square in the eyes and tell me that you didn’t get addicted trying to fix them … I DID! If you’re lucky they recover, If you’re really lucky, you recover as well.                                                          SHE IS & I AM Loving a drug addict can …

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It’s not for them; it’s for you?

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It’s not for them; it’s for you? What does this mean? It means that forgiving someone isn’t for the other person; it’s for actually for yourself. Holding onto a resentment hurts the person holding onto it. It’s like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die! I started reading the 12 promise last night, and I remember walking into the rooms of AA reading those promises and thinking that’ll never be me. I thought I would never have freedom or happiness. Today, even when I’m not happy, I am? If you get that, it’s confusing, but even my awful …

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Step #2

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This step gives you hope. You are not alone, and something higher than you can help you conquer your addiction and despair.⁠⠀ The second step is about keeping an open mind.⁠⠀ No matter what you believe in, this is the step in which you become open to the idea that faith in a higher power will help you attain soundness of mind.

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Step #1

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Wrapping up the Month of January and Step #1⁠⠀ “We admitted we were powerless over _ _ _ and that our lives had become unmanageable” ⁠⠀ What it was like for me:⁠⠀ Addiction was a very lonely, isolating experience. I lived in fear and the only way I knew how to numb the pain was with drugs and alcohol. Ultimately this took me to many dark places. After several geographical changes, I ended up in Edmonton and thought that this fresh start would solve my problems. I quickly found myself in familiar patterns…⁠⠀ With my “best thinking” I thought money would …

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