Margaret Phillips

Margaret Phillips

Courage to be Imperfect

February 28, 2017 by Margaret Phillips

Somewhere in those discussions, he knew that my drive to be perfect came from feeling so imperfect. I felt as if I was full of damaged goods on the inside. My thinking was if I looked perfect, acted perfect, and performed perfectly on the outside, then no one would notice the damage on the inside. What was on the inside was all I could see.

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Margaret Phillips

Finding Joy

February 6, 2017 by Margaret Phillips

We talk a lot in recovery about recovery itself being an inside job (which it is). However, every single one of us, addict or not, has to heal from the inside out. If we can resolve what is happening to us on the inside, we’ll look better on the outside.

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Margaret Phillips

It’s A Blessing, Not A Curse

November 25, 2016 by Margaret Phillips

Recovery is not a curse. It’s a blessing that only comes when you are open to the wonders that life has to offer. I can see those today. If I was still on the other side, I can promise you I would not be able to see or appreciate any of the blessings I may have had.

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Margaret Phillips

Balancing Act or Circus Stunt?

October 14, 2016 by Margaret Phillips

Take care of yourself first, so that you can be the giver you truly are. We are all wired to help each other. It’s like on the airplane where you put on your oxygen mask first so that you are able to help others. It’s not being selfish. It’s being smart.

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Margaret Phillips

Welcome to the Jungle

August 19, 2016 by Margaret Phillips

Don’t let the fear of the unknown drive you to stay stuck and not ask for help. Push through the fear knowing there are a lot of us on the other side in recovery waiting for you and are willing to help you in the same way we were helped.

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