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ACTS that MATTER: Act 1. Be Honest

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ACT ONE: BE HONEST Healing begins with honesty. Without it, healing is impossible. It is the act exposing ourselves without distractions or inhibitions. For me, honesty has been the most difficult act, because my life has been an act—a façade. I have spent many years honing skills of deception, keeping my truths a secret. I […]

ACTS THAT MATTER: Act 8. Gratitude

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ACT 8: GRATITUDE A commitment to feeling gratitude is the gateway to healing. Anger, sorrow, rage, bitterness, sadness, and fear are all on the road, but without gratitude the road ends just short of complete recovery. Gratitude tempers all the other feelings uncovered-discovered-recovered, whatever the case may be. It is the feeling that contains all […]

ACTS THAT MATTER: Act 6. Be Accountable

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Act 6: BE ACCOUNTABLE Finding a person, or a group of people, that will hold us accountable for our healing efforts is the sixth act that matters.  Now that we have been honest with ourselves about our ailments and sought help from the resources available in the community, we must create a mechanism for accountability. […]

ACTS THAT MATTER: Act 10. Honor

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ACT 10: HONOR Honor is an act that matters in healing.  It is the act of acknowledging and accepting the role that every person, experience, and event has played in our lives.  Our healing, our participation in a clarified life depends on our ability to honor difficult experiences and relationships–not judging them to be bad. […]

ACTS THAT MATTER: Act 11. Dream

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ACT 11:  DREAM Dreaming means seeing something in the far distance and welcoming it into our life.  It means recognizing that our present reality does not sustain us; it is searching for a new reality that will nourish our mind, body, and spirit.  Dreaming means creating a world in which there are no impossibilities.  A […]

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