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Is addiction a disease?

I watched True Life I am a addict .  As I watched I realized that they are miss informing people that are addicted to drugs. I couldn’t believe it. I myself come from a home that has been exposed to rehab and addiction. I realize that they had given us the wrong information about addiction.

Is addiction a disease?

 

Paul Lim

Photographer : Paul Lim

 

 

When you call something a disease it means a disorder of structure in a human.  Like cancer , Aids and bacterial meningitius are good examples of disease. Drug addiction was a poor choice that spiraled out of control. I will not deny that long term abuse does have  capabilities of permanent damage.  But it still is a choice. 

In recovery you are told how hard it is going to be . That it is going to be a struggle the rest of your life. You will always be a addict. How is that possible? How can anybody recover with negitave reinforcement? They are never informed that life is a choice everyday. That it doesn’t have to be hard. Once they are passed the detox stage they just have to create new habits. They should be told how easy it is to make a choice. It is just like waking up a deciding what clothes you are going to wear. 

Once you are sober you are no longer a addict nor are you a person in recovery. That is an excuse to set yourself up for failure. They are telling you it is harder to stay sober than be a junkie. The fact of the matter is it isn’t hard at all. I know plenty of “addicts” that woke up one day and decided that they were done with that part of there lives. They are clean to this day , years later. They never look back , nor consider themselves a recovered addict. You put a label on it and you will have to live up to that label for the rest of your life. 

Why would you want to start everyday with the energy that life is going to be hard and a struggle? I know that I start my day with gratitude. I have thoughts that life is good and I can create anything I want for myself. I would love to change the way they do recovery .Remind people of what life is all about. Struggle is NOT the answer!

Society likes to be able to label everything , most of them are labeled instead of cured. Stop being conditioned by society and Step out of your box! Life is there just grab it!

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Holiday Time of Year

It is the most wonderful time of the year. 

 Jingle Bells , Jingle Bells 

 

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays

 

 

Ho Ho Ho

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
I don’t celebrate any religious holidays . But this time of year makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. The smells , the colors,the music, all the lights are great for my senses. It is a perfect time to display your generosity to others. Remember the best part of receiving is giving.  A gift isn’t given until it is received. I love that saying . Brent Payne says that on the beyond freedom home study course.

It is funny how during holiday times people tend to be more generous with strangers. It would be nice if it could last the whole year though. I know that my husband and I practice and are raising our children to be generous at all times. We do not need a calender event to be a caring giving person. I guess that is why I got lost when it came to religion. It was just calender holidays. I never really had a base of what I should believe in .

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Pleasing Others

How happy am I going to be if I live my life only pleasing others? Why is it that when it comes to family they think they are the exception to the rule? I just don’t get it. When are people going to WAKE UP and smell the Coffee! 

I was not born into this world to  please others.

Can't live the life of a carebear.

Can't live the life of a carebear.

 

 

To help them , but not to please them. I was having conversation with a family member today that feels life isn’t about me. It is about pleasing my families idea of how I should be a part of the family. Not what is good for me , but what is good for them. Even sadder is they are hurt that I help others. They are proud that I do it , but disappointed that it isn’t being done for the people ” they “want me to do it for.

Wow , I am grateful I am where I am in life. I was able to have this conversation with out loosing my footage of what I want in my life. I didn’t not feel bad. I didn’t feel guilty that I am doing what Is good for me. I am actually really proud of myself. People need to just get over themselves. We cannot control each other and should not push our thoughts and beliefs onto others. If you asking for help or seek advise that is one thing. That means you  yourself need to get all the information so you can make a decision .

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Day 90 of My Beyond Freedom Program

I did it! I committed myself to do certain things and have certain thoughts. I showed my self that I am a completely disciplined person when I choose to be. Why would I choose to be anything but a leader in my life. I am the only person who has say over me. It is a empowering feeling. I can just stand from the top of my building and scream ” I am FREE!!!”. 

Day 90 of MY Beyond Freedom Program

 

A Time to Celebrate!

A Time to Celebrate!

 

 

 

I have freed myself from ever having to please anybody in my life but me. I no longer feel I need to do things in my life to prove myself to anybody. I will no longer care what anybody thinks about the way I talk or the decisions that I make for my life. All these years it took me to learn these most valuable lessons in life. As soon as I gave in . My world began to change. It is OK to not follow the lead. It is more important to be the leader! I love being me! And the best part it is great to say that, that’s  how I feel.

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The Beyond Freedom Program

                    If it was for the commitment I have to work the Beyond Freedom Program , I am not sure how vertigo would effect my life. I am grateful in so many ways to have the beyond freedom program in my life. When i woke up Friday morning and I realized that i might have vertigo I had to make a decision. I had to decide weather or not I was gonna let this little life interruptions rule me . Or was i gonna rule it.

The Beyond Freedom Program 

 

 

Are you ready for tha chance of a life time ...

Are you ready for tha chance of a life time ...

 

 

I have complete GRATITUDE that through the techniques that I have learned I will remain in control. By Saturday I was understanding that this may last a little bit. Am I gonna sit home and feel bad for myself. NO. Not me. I spent the day Saturday figuring out how to function with vertigo. As the days go by I have come to realize that some days are better than others. No matter what I still smile. The reality of it is I am still a healthy and happy person. 

All it takes in life to be happy is to make a choice and live it ! 

I made my choice …. I love life and enjoy living it !

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Is Addiction Really That or Is It a Lack of Self Discipline ?

 

All you need is DISCIPLINE to over come this.

All you need is DISCIPLINE to over come this.

 

 

I find in life people tend to make excuses for their behavior. People who Drink, Smoke, Gamble and even Shop. They to me show a  lack of self discipline. Doctors like to put labels on behaviors , which then allows the behaviors to continue. Instead of finding the reason behind the behavior they label it and move on.

Is Addiction Really That or Is It a Lack of Self Discipline?

 

I am no doctor but it is plain to see that everything people claim to be addicted to can be stopped if they just choose to. I know easier said than done. Not true. If you want anything in life bad enough you will get it. If a drug addict wants drugs but has no money , they will find a way to get money. At the same time they can find a way not to get high. They just choose to be weak. 

Why would anybody want to choose failure as an option in life? And why do people think they have to do it alone. Nobody wants to see there loved one failing in there life. That is when friends and family step in and want to help. So ask. The only shame is not asking

Take control and discipline yourself.

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Be. Do. Have. Day 60

Beyond Freedom Journal day 60

Beyond Freedom Journal day 60

Wow, Am I at Day 60 of the Beyond Freedom Program already.

Time sure does fly when you are constantly moving forward. I am learning so much about myself and even more about others. Funny there is a big difference between doers and complainers. I think I am a doer. If I am unhappy about something I DO something to change it. That I think always separates me from others. I strongly believe that there is no point in complaining about anything if that is all you are willing to do is complain. 

Be. Do. Have.

I have been complaining that I need more leads for my business. Then I asked myself am I doing everything possible to generate what I am looking for. The answer was NO. I was Being , But I wasn’t doing . That is why I don’t have! So Today day 60 I am kicking myself into high gear. Nobody is going to do this for me. 

My life is by my design. I want to keep it that way.

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Work Smarter , Not Harder

My husband and I had a conversation about his job today. He was saying how some of the guys at work can’t understand why he doesn’t work on his days off. They feel they have to work hard now to have the good life later. My husband knows the secret. 

 

Work Smarter, Not Harder

 

Making Memories

Making Memories

 

 

Life is to short to sell your self short. We have a family and our children need there parents home with them. We are homebodies. We stress that family time is important time. Why would my husband want to spend his days at work , when he can be home making memories. That is where most people don’t realize their mistakes.

Life is to short to spend 40-60 hours a week at a job. Money isn’t everything . Money buys you the material things in life. Most of the material things people want is influenced by the media. You can have money and the life of a 20 hour work week if you learn how to…

Work Smarter , Not Harder.

  

 

Family Fun Day Every Monday

Family Fun Day Every Monday

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Sometimes Not Everything Goes as Planned

We can plan out our day as best as possible. We can use our visionalaztions to help in the preparation as well. 

Sometimes Not Everything Goes as Planned.

You can take the time and plan your day , your week even your life. Unexpected things do come up. Things you have no control of. At times this obstacles can seem like you are doomed. You need even at times like this to see the positive in the situation. 

Yesterday my husband and I had our day planned out. That was until the phone rang at 4:30 am. It was a friend of mine. She lives about a hour and forty minutes from my house. She is pregnant not due till the 18th of August. Well like I was saying not everything goes as planned. She asked if I can come and get her son, She was in labor. That was always in our plan when she planned to have a c section. Didn’t exactly work out that way. Needless to say I had to change my plans for the day. Did I mind driving upstate at 4:30 in the morning. The truth I didn’t even think twice about it. I just kept thinking how happy I was for her . 

 

 

Born Aug. 5th ,2008

Born Aug. 5th ,2008

 

 

Life goes on whether it is the way you planned it or not. Don’t let obstacles change the goal at the end of the day. That is to enjoy life no matter what it brings.

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Day 50: Life is Changing Before My Eyes

Many people want to see change before they commit to doing something. What they don’t understand is that you need to commit in order to see change. Life isn’t about finding the easy way out. You get out of life what you put in.

For Me My Life is Changing Before My Eyes.

I strongly believe in BE. DO. HAVE. Without those core principles in my life I will have no progress. I can complain all I want about the things I don’t have. I can be only upset with myself if I have done nothing to go out and get them. Yes I believe in the law of attraction. I can positive think about things all I want. You need action in your life to acquire  them.

 I had already known what house I wanted. I have pictures of it everywhere. I even have a rubber stamp with my name and the address on it. I know it sounds silly. I believed that I attracted things into my life. I know that I just can’t positive think this house into my life. I need to Be. Do . Have. 

My dream house

 I attracted Liberty League into my life. With this I will purchase my dream home.

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