• Woundedhealer posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 6 months ago

    Good Morning Everyone. Day 5 of Recovery. Feeling better, slept better last night. Giving Thanks for that. Started to do some positive things for myself, out for an hour yesterday & meditation. Utube surprisingly has some great Guided meditations to listen too. Self care is my top priority ! Feels good to wake up feeling more positive, guilt and…[Read more]

    • Wishing you continued success in your recovery efforts.

    • Hello Woundedhealer,

      Congrats on Day5, it seems that you are steadily progressing with good strategies to prevent relapse. If you are looking for resources to aid/further strengthen your recovery, feel free to check out this self-help mobile app that I am building for people like yourself. I am a psychotherapist who has had experience working…[Read more]

  • Woundedhealer posted a new activity comment 6 months ago

    Thank you for posting this ! I am tired of suffering I have been suffering for years. Guilt, shame, self loathing all from gambling, losing money. Today for me is Day 2 of recovery, every day I will start my Day here, trying to ground myself and read something to start my day ! This was a beauty, thanks for taking the time to post ! Appreciate…[Read more]

  • Woundedhealer posted a new activity comment 6 months ago

    Well done Serenity, this gambling addiction is day by Day. Was on the site awhile ago, quit started gambling again. Trying to heal, and find positive outlets. Day 2 of Recovery. Wishing you well in your recovery !

  • Woundedhealer posted a new activity comment 6 months ago

    I have just came back on, after a 6 month fall of the wagon, gambling, hating myself, lying, hiding this addiction. I am exhausted, not sleeping, depressed and at a very low time in my life. This morning I woke up, looked at myself in the mirror and said you are an addict, Today is Day 1 of Recovery. Time to start again, this difficult journey of…[Read more]

  • Woundedhealer posted a new activity comment 1 years, 9 months ago

    Yes I am back to this site also after a 6 month leave. Recovery is very hard work. I am learning I need to make my recovery the most important thing in my life. Checking in her daily certainly helped, once I stopped doing that my life became a juggling act ! I am reminded of the old saying, How do you eat an elephant one bite at a time, a daunting…[Read more]

    • I have to come here alot. I was a 24/7 Gamer/gambler. I had to remind myself daily that I am an addict. I reaffirm my commitment and coming here make me accountable. I’d rather be here than be losing on a game.

    • Well spoken, the task is daunting, I am still new to this quitting as well. I’m 12 days down and 28 days free from alcohol. I almost relapsed this weekend when I saw family and they were all drinking. I started to think “one drink is okay and I can stop by the bar and put in $20 and enjoy myself”… my family said “no, he’s not drinking or gambling…[Read more]

  • Woundedhealer posted a new activity comment 2 years, 5 months 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 2 years, 5 months ago

    Very nice, thanks for sharing !

  • Woundedhealer posted a new activity comment 2 years, 5 months 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 2 years, 5 months ago

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

  • Woundedhealer posted a new activity comment 2 years, 5 months 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 2 years, 5 months 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 2 years, 6 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 2 years, 6 months ago

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

  • Woundedhealer posted a new activity comment 2 years, 6 months ago

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

  • Woundedhealer posted a new activity comment 2 years, 6 months 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 2 years, 6 months ago

    Best laid plans, are successful ones. Great suggestions Durr

  • Woundedhealer posted a new activity comment 2 years, 6 months 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 2 years, 6 months 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 2 years, 6 months 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 2 years, 6 months 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]

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