• Woundedhealer posted a new activity comment 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    Sal, thanks for sharing your story, you are not alone. I hope as you said in your story an 18 yr old listens and realizes how destructive, and addictive gambling is. It will destroys loving relationships, reputation, businesses, friendships, and in the end destroy you. The only house that wins is the casino, because in the long run the house never…[Read more]

  • Woundedhealer posted a new activity comment 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    Very nice, thanks for sharing !

  • Woundedhealer posted a new activity comment 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    A lot of great messages there Kenl. ❤️ Just for today, will I try to live this day only, and not tackle all my life problems at once?
    That is so timely & insightful

  • Woundedhealer posted a new activity comment 3 months, 4 weeks ago

    That is so insightful Ken. The 1st steps is a BIG one. Total Surrender.❤️

  • Woundedhealer posted a new activity comment 3 months, 4 weeks ago

    We are all given Free Will. Through Free Will we learn Life Lessons. Gambling is Ego driven free Will it is harmful, hurtful and destructive. Free Will that comes from the heart, is kind, caring and filled with Love. God is Love. At these moments of heartfelt Free Will, I am at my best and on a beautiful, divine journey ❤️

  • Woundedhealer posted a new activity comment 3 months, 4 weeks ago

    After years of playing online poker and losing, had to delete app and not even entertain the idea of playing online again.
    Similar to you I was playing on gifted money, it really had no value to me, it was a means to gamble with. I was one of the few lucky ones, it wasn’t money needed to pay rent, buy groceries or pay bills. BUT after I lost t…[Read more]

    • Thank you for the reply, hearing from someone else in similar straits and what it took for them is what I needed to hear to base my outlook on. Struggled with various addictions before so I can recognize the necessity of nipping the bud, was hoping for some secret trick but you illustrating what made the difference for you has given me clarity.

      Thank you.

      • Hi Canuck
        Glad you are reaching out.
        I suggest you find some counseling and maybe a Gamblers Anonymous group
        I take it you are a Canadian. If you email me at ken.lambon@rogers.com I will send you a couple of daily recovery messages that I find help me focus on not placing a bet One Day At A Time. And if you let me know where you are in Canada I…[Read more]

  • Woundedhealer posted a new activity comment 4 months ago

    One day at a time Adjs1. Healing, recovery takes time. Don’t beat yourself up to bad, we tend to loathe ourselves, and try to make ourselves feel really BAD. Make recovery your number 1 priority in life, your worth it !

  • Woundedhealer posted a new activity comment 4 months ago

    Agree Ken, we need to leave our past habits for good and develop new healthy habits

  • Woundedhealer posted a new activity comment 4 months, 1 week ago

    Typo Love does not delight in evil, but rejoices with the truth !

  • Woundedhealer posted a new activity comment 4 months, 1 week ago

    Greetings GamTalk Community,
    As I read Durr’s post I am reminded of Corinthians 13:1 , Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud ,It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does delight in evil but rejoices with the truth, Thinking of what Love i…[Read more]

  • Woundedhealer posted a new activity comment 4 months, 2 weeks ago

    Best laid plans, are successful ones. Great suggestions Durr

  • Woundedhealer posted a new activity comment 4 months, 2 weeks ago

    It’s a day at a time, stopping in here helps. I do it every morning coffee in hand read the posts and stories. IT keeps me grounded, aware of how serious my addiction is, how miserable it makes me feel and that it was destroying my life.
    Read older posts for encouragement, help & suggestions and check out a local support group. Welcome here K…[Read more]

  • Woundedhealer posted a new activity comment 4 months, 2 weeks ago

    Great message Durr ! I do tend to have an addictive personality, so on to the next thing to fill the void of gambling…. A good message to moderate, everything done excessively can yet lead to more problems. Moderation and balance sounds calming and enjoyable !

  • Woundedhealer posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 4 months, 2 weeks ago

    Happy New Day ! Now that’s achievable. I have always thought making huge New Years Resolutions were setting me up for failure. But “ Happy New Day” is definitely achievable and realistic. I am reminded of the saying, How do you eat an elephant….one bite at a time. Trying to quit gambling at times can seem daunting and unattainable, but one step at…[Read more]

  • Woundedhealer posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 4 months, 3 weeks ago

    Good Morning GamTalk Community, wishing everyone on the site a Happy New Year.
    Looking forward to 2022 with hope & optimism. We are all works in progress, beautifully made, beautifully woven, and for that I am grateful. Thanks to Kenl for all his dedication to keeping this site going. You are my morning check in, my teacher, my mentor. Your daily…[Read more]

  • Woundedhealer posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 4 months, 3 weeks ago

    Good Morning GamTalk community
    I have been on this site for a couple months now, my daily check in here, has helped keep me grounded and aware that my addiction to gambling was destroying my life. Like many I joined GamTalk after hitting rock bottom, admitting to myself and my husband that I had a serious gambling problem. I don’t go to church, b…[Read more]

    • Well said Woundedhealer 🙂
      Thank You for sharing your experience strength and hope.
      God Bless
      Ken L YBIR

  • Woundedhealer posted a new activity comment 4 months, 3 weeks ago

    Great suggestion ! Thanks.

  • Woundedhealer posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 4 months, 3 weeks ago

    Has anyone been in the Chat Room ? Thoughts? I have so far just been on this community wall.

    • I have been there before, it has always been a positive thing for me, the problem is that not many people go into it so you might be the only one when you decide to go the best thing to do is post what time you will show up in chat while in the chat and let anyone reading it know that if they show up at that time you will be there.

    • Great suggestion ! Thanks.

  • Woundedhealer posted a new activity comment 4 months, 3 weeks ago

    Agree JeffK, the lengths We go to gamble are shameful. Lying to my family about where I had been, moving money around, managing , hiding the losses, racking up my Visa card to play for losses. All these acts were Ego driven, from a place of self indulgence, selfishness, and just SICK ! And you know what these destructive behaviours made me feel…[Read more]

    • Thank you Joyce and Woundedhealer for your ear and response love reading helpful responses to add to my knowledge of my recovery talking and writing and being involved is so so important and do not forget reaching out to your higher power it is very important to recovery I think it might be over looked sometimes but trust me it helps.

  • Woundedhealer posted a new activity comment 4 months, 3 weeks ago

    JeffK , hey my day buddy. Just read your post and I can tell something has happened and you are feeling alone and vulnerable right now. 1st thing you are not alone, You have your GamTalk community, numerous helplines, and your toolkit you have been building for times you feel like this, Reach deep down into that box and take the time you need to…[Read more]

    • Thank you so much for your comment Woundedhealer I have been at recovery off and on for many years never fully gave it up but I could tell when I was in recovery on a different site a lot of nick picking to what you can say and do and they would block you from the site for the slightest rule brake it was not helpful at all it was bad glad I am out…[Read more]

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