Saturday, April 18, 2009

don't miss this event!

Early Bird tickets on sale now at The Holy Heart of Mary Box Office
Full details and Speaker information at
www.getinspired2009.com
If you have ever wanted to be completely inspired right here at home you won't want to miss this event!
See you There!

A question for you dear readers....

Have you ever done what you thought you could never do?
Please provide details in the comment section so that we may all be inspired by your actions and by your motivation. I am very interested in the internal conversation that plays out between deciding to go for something that scares the heck out of you and deciding to go back to comfortable, maybe damaging behaviour.
Much Love,
Alison

Monday, April 13, 2009

my apology and other stuff..

I apologize for taking this space for granted.

I considered it for a long time to be a place for sharing positive thoughts and intentions and for helping others recognize their self worth. The trouble with that is it leaves no space here to share the challenges in my life, of which there are many.

I used to think that talking about my struggles made me weak. I now think that there is an enormous strength that springs from vulnerability, one I have yet to truly explore. So from now on this space will reflect all that is happening in my life as I realize that all my experience is valuable and in actuality I stand to learn way more from the struggles than the cake-walks anyway!

Last week I spoke with Dr.Robin on Oprah's XM Satellite radio channel. The subject was addiction. We spoke about transferring addiction from one substance to another and how, in my case, being clean from a substance does not mean I am addiction free. She advised me to look further into my background for the answers with a therapist so that is my project for today, contact and make an appointment with a therapist.

I am looking forward to getting to the bottom of this thing however I have to be honest and say that looking back is a slightly depressing thought. Probably because my ego thinks that I should have this pesky addiction thingy figured out by now and wants me to carry on moving forward without any answers, taking my addictive behaviour with me!

In any case, I have made the commitment and now I am doing it, no matter what. I promise to keep you abreast of my progess during this process, in hopes that you might also have something to learn from it .... as I surely do.

Much Love
Alison