Milan Fashion Week is marked by its sartorial traditions-and those who break them. The Atlanta – based brand initially offered a collection of T shirts and streetwear, but is now best known for its highly coveted Ova handbag. And most memorable was a pair of yellow and purple lace-up duck boots worn with printed catsuits...

i still battle my self-will after some time in recovery. as the big book clearly says, “…for alcohol is a subtle foe. we are not cured of alcoholism.” it continues to say, “…for we are not burnin up energy foolishly as we did when we were tryin to arrange life to suit ourselves.” it also...

aint nobody can kick my ass better than i can myself. when takin the honest look at my 4th, 5th, and 8th steps, i was able to discern just how much damage i had done to my own emotional, psychological, behavioral, and spiritual well-bein. i couldnt see it in the days of doin my dirt....

i aint even gonna try to redefine the word harm. this mornins daily does a mighty fine job of definin it, i cant add any more. what i can do is tell of the ways in which i caused collisions in the relationships i had while out doin my dirt. how i harmed others. things...

back in the days of doin my dirt i can recollect tellin myself how i hadnt hurt my family because i always made sure the essential bills at home were paid and current. i can also recall tellin myself that i worked hard while at work, tryin to set the next person up for success....

i could not go into this process of acceptin what i had felt i had done to harm others with selfish motives. while out there doin my dirt, many times i didnt initially set out to harm another; i didnt know, or understand, i was actin selfishly or with self-centered motives, i was just livin...

the best way i conceive to continue to receive the gifts ive gotten, freedom, subsided regrets, a found serenity, value in my experience, the disappearance of self-pity, an interest of others, altruism, a better outlook, lessened fear, an ability to cope, growin spirituality, and the evolution of many more promises through the practice of their...

i would have been a fool to just run out and start makin amends without plannin em, learnin to say em rightly, and doin em all willy nilly, joel style, without my sponsors guidance. what a self-set-up for utter failure! now, before i had gotten too far into recovery, that was my plan. i thought...

SOMETIMES, LIKE TODAY. I HAVE TO TAKE A STEP BACK AND REMEMEBER TO BREATHE AS I TELL MYSELF THIS 2 SHALL PASS. THIS WEEK HAS BEEN A LITTLE CRAZY AND LIFE HAS THROWN SOME EXPENSES MY WAY. BUT, THIS TIME INSTEAD OF MOANING AND GROANING I AM USING IT AS A LEARNING EXPERIENCE AND HOPEFULLY...

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