People, Places, Things – How To Handle Triggers

I’m in a Dwight Schrute type of mood today. You’ll see. “People, Places, Things.” I’ve talked about it before but today I’ll share some new insights and thoughts to ponder. Question. How lucky are you? Answer. Very lucky! “People, Places, Things” deals with triggers. It comes from the rooms of Alcoholics Anonymous. Or at least, that’s where I heard about it. I was able to use the concept for my addiction recovery and healing from the trauma my husband’s disclosure brought me.

Question. What do we need to know about our triggers? Answer. We need to know what they are, how to avoid them, and how to manage them if they can’t be avoided.

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A Blur of Bagels & Egg Sandwiches With A Side of Great Conversation

Well, I finally did it. I went back home. It’s been a few years and a lot has changed but my love for New York has not. I confess, my first stop was for pizza not my family’s house. I mean, hey, I was hungry and there’s nothing like a New York pizza. The next few days were a blur of bagels, egg sandwiches, buttered rolls, gyros, black & white cookies, and other unhealthy but oh-so-delicious food!

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My Recovery Toolbox Helps Me Hit Pause

I talk about my recovery toolbox like it’s something I carry around with me. As if I were a carpenter about to build a home or a plumber about to fix a broken water heater. I suppose in a sense, I carry my toolbox around with me. When I close my eyes, I can see it. It’s red and worn from all the use I put it through for almost a decade. It has some really cool decals on it too. You know the ones you can get from the places you visit? Like NYC? Mine have my anon letters: AA and SANON.

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