HEROES BLOG

A culmination of thought, advice, and personal experience from Heroes In Recovery Lead Advocates and Guests, who help bring our cause to light.

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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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Abby Foster

But… 12-step Recovery Doesn’t Work for Me

February 25, 2017 by Abby Foster

If you have found your path—congratulations! I encourage you to remain open-minded and supportive of those who choose another way. Remain open to the idea that there is more than just one “right” way. For those of you that may still be searching, I encourage you to never give up, but find what works for you.

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Jamie Thompson

Being My Own Valentine

February 23, 2017 by Jamie Thompson

I am learning how to sit with my feelings and thoughts and be okay when I am alone. Regulating my emotions and using mindful practices creates a space for love. I am changing; I am finding the feelings I once sought from others within my own heart.

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Susanne Johnson

Stronger Together

February 17, 2017 by Susanne Johnson

Recovery is a process. Recovery takes time. Recovery is easier when you embrace a support network and let others help you to hold your course. Include new friends and family into your recovery and don’t be afraid to ask for it. We at Heroes in Recovery are always here for you if you need a helping hand. Please reach out!

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THP

The Herren Project – THP Project Purple

February 15, 2017 by THP

Chris: I think the language around addiction has changed. I don’t think it’s where it’s supposed to be or needs to be yet. When it comes to addiction, I think we’ve really focused our energy and our resources on the worst day and not the first day, on how addiction ends rather than why it’s beginning.

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