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The Holidays Have Begun

How was Thanksgiving? I hope you enjoyed being with family, friends, and people who love you. This is the first week of the five weeks that will lead us to the year 2024. This is an incredibly spiritual time, a time of reflection, observation, celebration, and hopefully of growth and change for all of us.

So, what would you like from this holiday season? What are you aiming for? Remember, if you aim at nothing you will surely hit it!

So, what went well for you in 2023? What did you accomplish? What would you change? And what do you want your life to be like in 2024? How do you need to change your spirituality, recovery, work, friendships, relationships with yourself and others, to begin to create the life you really want?

Are you still struggling with food, eating, or body weight? Food, eating, and body weight issues can take over our minds and our lives. Obsessions and cravings and negative thoughts grow larger and larger; meanwhile we are missing the opportunities to create in our lives the things we really want.

What would you like to spend that brain time on?”

What do you really want in your life right now? Is your food plan enhancing your life? Or driving you nutty? If you did not have to think about the food, what would you really want to draw into your life? What problems do you need to solve and, if food is a problem, how could you solve that and get it out of your way?

If you could change, create or become whatever you wanted, other than craving, obsession, food struggle free – what would that be? What is food keeping you from doing or growing in your life? And is that what you really want? What have you always promised yourself you would do, that you cannot do because of some impediment? How can we help you get really free?

Self-care means nourishing the body well, so you have the strength, energy, and brain-power to do what you want. It means treating the body with respect and support. It means exercise or movement of some sort to keep the body strong and healthy. It means managing the negative thoughts differently, and finding our own inner core of wisdom and our own life philosophy.

It also means that we need to be in touch with our WWW; our Wise Woman, or WMW, Wise Man Within. The person you really are and want to be. And we need other resources. Other information, choices, assistance, from people we trust. Or from a Higher Power, or the Forces of the Universe that can guide us.

I encourage you to take time for yourself these five weeks. Time to listen to the inner silence. Time to hear the voices within, the ones that say the truth to us, which we may have been crowding out with holiday chaos. A Bible or Holy Book of your faith, perhaps, or a Wayne Dyer or Eckhart Tolle or Deepak Chopra book.

Take time for your own spiritual growth, or rest, or meditation. Mark it in the calendar today so it does not get forgotten.

The principles of recovery are used to get the addiction far enough out of the way that we can become the people we were meant to be. And I, for one, am most grateful for their work in my life. May you create a beautiful, joyful, growth-filled holiday season.

Blessings to you,


2 Responses to The Holidays Have Begun

  1. Annie November 30, 2023 at 12:38 pm #

    Such good advice! So glad you reminded me!

    • H. Theresa Wright December 3, 2023 at 6:08 pm #

      Thank you! Glad to be of service!

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