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So the 'S' word... no, not the one referring to bodily functions, but SPIRITUALITY. There. I said it. This episode breaks down my still rather dubious relationship with the word itself, but the ways in which embracing the principles behind it, as I understand them, (and even the ways I DON'T understand them) has aided in my recovery and life in general, if I stop being so hung up on having to have all the answers, because really, no one does.
In the memoir, time to hoot and holler at one of the more glaring examples of a mind not all that calibrated to reality, and the ways in which rejecting reality and embracing fantasy was a means, perhaps, of protecting me from the greater threat, my alcoholism and self-loathing.
Relationships and love are tough to navigate at the best of times, but throw in acute vulnerability levels created by substance abuse or fresh sobriety and we have a whole lot of future episodes of Dr. Phil waiting to happen.
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