• tara posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 day, 8 hours ago

    May you be showered with compassion, blessings, love, hope, joy, renewal, strength, endurance, faith, serenity, grace, sunshine, cool mists, gifts , friendship, perfect answers and solutions odaat.

  • tara posted a new activity comment 1 day, 8 hours ago

    Amen

  • tara posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 4 days, 6 hours ago

    6 months ago today was the last day I entered a casino. So tomorrow starts another chapter of 6 more months to a year. I know that it\’s odaat. Just to think of the year gives me a period of time to wait and see what that day may feel like when it comes. I wonder what my life will look like in 6 more months? t

  • tara posted a new activity comment 1 week ago

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  • tara posted a new activity comment 1 week ago

    This is a well explained victim mentality. I love Melody\’s language.

  • tara posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 week, 3 days ago

    Tripping ON Milestones: by tara
    The rock is heavy, to dense to budge.

    My resolve is stronger than the reapers nudge.

    Sleepwalking I trip on significant marks.

    Jouneying dangerously in the dark.

    Shivering cold,

    I’m getting old!

    I prayed for the sunlit path to appear

    A path that Ieads away from fear.

    This journey began when I…[Read more]

  • tara posted a new activity comment 1 week, 4 days ago

    Inner resolve! I want to strenghten my inner resolve so I did some homework. I googled and found many interesting and valuable results. The writing above is one of them. odaat Tara

  • tara posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 week, 4 days ago

    HOW TO STRENGTHEN YOUR RESOLVE
    By
    Robert Silverstone
    “Resolve to perform what you ought; perform without fail what you resolve.” These simple
    words of advice are from Benjamin Franklin and apply to anyone who needs to take action.
    To explore what it takes to strengthen resolve, we must first determine what resolve is, why
    it’s important, where…[Read more]

  • tara posted a new activity comment 1 week, 5 days ago

    OH! This poem that I found is SO worth reading. I want a poster for my wall. <3 Please check it out. odaat tara

  • tara posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 1 week, 5 days ago

  • tara posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 2 weeks, 1 day ago

    It\’s amazing to me how memories of my life are streaming back to me. Things that I had not thought of or things that were extremely painful and buried deeply. As the days go by since I sat at a slot machine in the zone life is presenting me with the entire platter of what I left on hold. Easy does it, one day at a time. tara

  • tara posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 2 weeks, 3 days ago

    I have respect for sharp kitchen knives, wild animals like mountain lions, cars and other things that are dangerous if not handled correctly and seen for what they are. I have respect for gambling and compulsive gambling addiction ; it’s dangerous, I could endanger my existence by doing it. Gambling and compulsive gambling need to be seen for…[Read more]

  • tara posted a new activity comment 2 weeks, 3 days ago

    thx. for the update , glad you are okay.

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

    What are the reasons why you don’t gamble? Have you made a list? Someone suggested that I make a list. There were no shortages of reasons and I’ve made a few lists. Maybe I’ll make another today. I’ll share one reason why I don’t gamble: My life becomes confusing and unmanageable when I have engaged in compulsive gambling slot machine…[Read more]

  • tara posted a new activity comment 2 weeks, 4 days ago

    Hi jh2os, Seems like telling your spouse was a valuable step even though you don\’t know what\’s next. stay strong , what\’s done is done. We do have one day at a time to make new choices and feel through this recovery. Sometimes it\’s one minute at a time. Monday chat is tonight, here at gamtalk from 6-9 pst or 9-12 est. tara

  • tara posted a new activity comment 2 weeks, 4 days ago

    Hi Anonc, Tonight it the weekly chat session on Gamtalk from 6-9pst or 9-12 est. I didn’t and don’t find recovery to be fun either. But recovery is allowing me to find some joy. What is joy? I like this quest to refind some joy in life. Sorry that it tough right now. odaat.. that’s the wisdom which really sticks for me. Glad you’re here…[Read more]

  • tara posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 2 weeks, 5 days ago

    How are you ‘feeling’ today? Can you settle into the flavor of the emotion? Can you embrace it, validate it, breath into it? Gambling robs us of the ability to truly ‘feel’. I became numbed but in a almost constant state of flight /fright response, if this makes sense. Feeling it all is part of my work of recovery. It’s not easy but it is…[Read more]

  • tara posted a new activity comment 3 weeks, 1 day ago

    Compulsive gambling addiction! Denying the problem is like trying to sunbath in a snowstorm that\’s getting colder all the time.

  • tara posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 3 weeks, 1 day ago

    • Compulsive gambling addiction! Denying the problem is like trying to sunbath in a snowstorm that’s getting colder all the time.

  • tara posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 3 weeks, 1 day ago

    Compulsive gambling addiction is insidious.

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