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Pandemics can be stressful The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a new disease and what could happen can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Public health actions, such as social distancing, can make people feel isolated and lonely and can increase stress and anxiety. However, these actions are necessary to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Coping with stress in a healthy way will

Wisdom

Posted by DrFred on  August 2, 2020
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Serenity Prayer, Part 3 Wisdom We discussed the first step, which is asking for the Serenity to accept those things we cannot change, next we looked at the Courage it takes to change the things we can.  Now we ask for the Wisdom it takes to know the difference. For so many in early recovery, the newfound sense of exhilaration we find in waking up in the morning and looking forward to the new day,

Serenity Prayer – Courage

Posted by DrFred on  July 20, 2020
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The Serenity Prayer – Part Two The Courage to Change the Things I Can The second section of the Serenity Prayer seems to beg the question, “if I have something wrong in my life, why can’t I just change it so that my life becomes better?”  For those struggling with a dependency on alcohol or other substances, that question is easy to answer.  “I’ve tried over and over to make these changes, but I fail

The Serenity Prayer

Posted by DrFred on  July 9, 2020
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The Serenity Prayer In 1939 Reinhold Niebuhr, an American/German theologian, speaking to a small congregation in Massachusetts and reflecting on his sadness concerning the events in Germany prior to WWII, made this statement: “God give us the grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed,” Niebuhr prayed with his small summer congregation an ocean away from the cataclysm of World War II, “courage to change the things that should be changed, and the

July 4th, 2020

Posted by DrFred on  July 5, 2020
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July 4th, 2020 A Life is composed of a number of years, a number of days, and a number of moments.  Over the course of a lifetime, we tend to remember “moments”.   If I asked you to remember your oldest memory, it would be the moment of an event, a birthday, a vacation, or tragically for many a life-altering trauma. But we are afforded only one life, only so many moments.  Our choice becomes how