Poem: Hands

Hands captivate me, I watch and wait for them to bring me to a place beyond touch.

Small, medium or large, hands are in charge. They pick up. They put down touching texture all around.

Hands feel what the heart can not see. Hands embrace the unlovable and troubled.

Hands have character expressing a narrative of their own down to the bone.

Your hands elegant and sure touch me giving me a warm cure.

Exposed Loving💙, 4.18.17

Addictions

Get help with addiction. A person can be free of addiction if they decide to and they get the proper help they need.

Barbara J Couch

I worked in the addiction field for over 24 years. In those years I learned a lot about people and the many problems they face.

Let me say first that addiction is not a respecter of gender, race, class, sexual orientation, economic status, etc. It effects people of all lifestyles and cultures.

Addiction in all its forms (gambling, alcohol, drugs, etc. (See link from ASAM:http://www.asam.org/quality-practice/definition-of-addiction#.WPV5KN_9CnU.link) can and will kill those who struggle with it emotionally, spiritually and physically. But there is a way out.

I’m going to write something in a few minutes that will probably seem very simplistic because it is very simple. Wait for it…if you don’t pick up the substance or thing you are addicted to eventually with the proper help from a skilled counselor, the thirst and the obsession will leave you. Of course this will ONLY work when the person who…

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Forgiving Self

Forgiving self is so important. Thank you for the reminder.

Exposed Loving

I have finally begun to really get something…to really get it down deep. The ‘it’ has to do with forgiving self.

It’s easy to say that ‘I forgive myself’ but for some people this is only an intellectual process. It does not go any deeper. I guess there are even people who forgive themselves very quickly and easily with no thought to what needed to be forgiven in the first place. I don’t think this really works either.

To really look at the situation that happened with clarity and compassion toward self for any mistakes made is important. Making a decision to forgive oneself is the first step of healing oneself emotionally and allowing oneself to move through and live life.

Moving through does not mean that memories won’t return or that feeling about the old situation will cease. Moving on in this instance means while you’re forgiving yourself…

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Forgiving Self

I have finally begun to really get something…to really get it down deep. The ‘it’ has to do with forgiving self.

It’s easy to say that ‘I forgive myself’ but for some people this is only an intellectual process. It does not go any deeper. I guess there are even people who forgive themselves very quickly and easily with no thought to what needed to be forgiven in the first place. I don’t think this really works either.

To really look at the situation that happened with clarity and compassion toward self for any mistakes made is important. Making a decision to forgive oneself is the first step of healing oneself emotionally and allowing oneself to move through and live life.

Moving through does not mean that memories won’t return or that feeling about the old situation will cease. Moving on in this instance means while you’re forgiving yourself let the emotions flow. Talk about how you feel with someone you trust. Pray and meditate your way through.

The another important thing is not letting lack of forgiving oneself to keep you stuck in your life emotionally, spiritually or physically.

Living life is what life is about.

Exposed Loving💙, 4.17.17