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Thrive and Shine Article

In Mocktails by Carmell Pelly1 Comment

Click on this link to read the full article Thrive and Shine Article What inspired you to write your book? The inspiration behind Indulge Mocktails arose during the pandemic as I found myself confined within four walls, like most of the world, planted at home. The days became long, and I soon began to explore new ways to keep busy. The kitchen became a focal point as I immersed myself in creative cooking most of the time with my two sons, ages 4 and 21. In the pre-pandemic era, my days were spent speaking, podcasting, and traveling in pursuit of spreading awareness …

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Bill Wilson & Dr.Bob

In Recovery Lifestyles by Carmell Pelly5 Comments

The essence of 12-step programs remains one alcoholic or addict helping another. Bill and Dr.Bob saved my life and introduced me to God. Who are they? Dr. Robert H. Smith (also known as Dr. Bob Smith), was born to a couple in St. Johnsbury, Vermont. His parents took him to religious services four times a week, and in response, he determined he would never attend religious services when he grew up. Dr. Smith began drinking during his graduation and he noticed that he could recover from the effects of drinking easier than his classmates and would not experience withdrawals. This …

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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

In Erika Mitchell by Carmell Pelly1 Comment

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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