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Breaking the Habit

I don’t know how I got this way I’ll never be alright So I’m breaking the habit…Tonight.– “Breaking the Habit” by Linkin Park It had been an ordinary day. But that’s the funny thing about ordinary – the extraordinary is … Continue reading

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I Come Apart

In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! – John 16:33 As I made my way home after work, I misstepped as I climbed some stairs and stumbled. Though momentarily startled and jarred, years of experience with my … Continue reading

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Upside Down in a This Side Up World

Hello, my name is Sara and I’m afraid.  As I understand it, one of the first steps towards any recovery begins with that statement. You’ve said it. You’ve taken your first step. You start at the bottom, at the foundations … Continue reading

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What If?

It’s never a conversation between the two of us.  No, the voice inside my head only ever talks at me. It prattles on relentlessly, incessantly. I am judged before this voice – all of my faults, my fears and my shortcomings facing … Continue reading

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Riding In Cars With Strangers

“Everything that kills me makes me feel alive.” – “Counting Stars” by One Republic In the late fall of the millennial year, I was a passenger in a car driven by a stranger. I’d been living in North London near … Continue reading

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The Attack of the Killer Collies

“There is no living thing that is not afraid when it faces danger. The true courage is in facing danger when you are afraid.” – L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful World of Oz Danger met me square in the face … Continue reading

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