LOOKING FOR LAUGHTER, JOY AND BEAUTY

April 10th, 2017 | Posted by Sherry Gaba in Uncategorized - (Comments Off)

Most people are aware of what is known as the placebo effect. This is a phenomenon that occurs when someone is told that a pill or a medication they are taking is a cure for a health condition even though it is just a simple sugar pill with no medicinal qualities. People that believe they …
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Addiction, Isolation, And The Law Of Attraction

April 5th, 2017 | Posted by Sherry Gaba in Uncategorized - (Comments Off)
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One of the most common issues that I found when completing research for “The Law of Sobriety” is how addiction and isolation go hand in hand. For most people it is the isolation that triggers the addiction and then the addiction that drives the isolation. Let me explain what I mean. A person, it could …
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Facing the Discomfort of Confrontation

January 19th, 2017 | Posted by Sherry Gaba in Uncategorized - (Comments Off)
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When I started my recovery, my life was full of tons of failed relationships. Time after time, an issue would arise, and the friendship would be over.  When an issue arose, I would either run for the hills, or suffer in silence and pretend there was not a problem.  Usually it was a combination of …
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Detaching With Love

January 2nd, 2017 | Posted by Sherry Gaba in Uncategorized - (Comments Off)
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We all have people we are attached to.  Some attachments are different than others – for instance, the attachment to our parents will be different than the attachment to our friends or partners.  As love addicts and codependents, however, we often find ourselves too attached to someone.  We can’t get over our last relationship, and …
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Creating Boundaries

December 21st, 2016 | Posted by Sherry Gaba in Uncategorized - (Comments Off)
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Many of us have heard of boundaries, but have no idea what they are, or we don’t put them to use.  Think about what a boundary is to you. For me, I think of a fence along a property line.  Setting boundaries for ourselves is the same idea. We create a road block that we …
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Acting Instead of Reacting

December 1st, 2016 | Posted by Sherry Gaba in Uncategorized - (Comments Off)
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As codependents, many of us grew up in households that were dysfunctional and traumatic. In order to cope, we developed survival skills that would carry us into adulthood. We continued to use those survival skills, even when it was plain for anyone to see they weren’t working. It’s not just something we can stop doing …
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Tips For Handling Family Drama, Drinking And Holiday Stress

November 23rd, 2016 | Posted by Sherry Gaba in Uncategorized - (Comments Off)

The holidays are a very challenging time for many people. There are extremely high expectations that everything is going to be perfect, people are going to get along and there will be overwhelming good will towards others. Some people hold the Martha Stewart or Pinterest impression of the season. Everything has to match, have a …
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4th Annual Recovery Today Online Conference

November 11th, 2016 | Posted by Sherry Gaba in Uncategorized - (Comments Off)
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Hi everyone! Today I want to tell you about a project that I’ve been working on that I hope you’ll join us for! November 14-18, we will be holding the 4th Annual Recovery Today Online Conference!  All you have to do is visit www.recoverytodayseries.com – and the best part is it’s free! Anyone can join, …
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Enjoying the good days

October 26th, 2016 | Posted by Sherry Gaba in Uncategorized - (Comments Off)

                Hi everyone.  Today I want to talk about the idea of enjoying the good days.  I know it sounds like a simple, self-explanatory topic, but for a lot of us, it can be a daunting thing to have a good day! For a long time, as love …
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