Category: Annette Spiritual

  • Remembering 9/11 – Moving from Panic to Peace

    Remembering 9/11 – Moving from Panic to Peace

    Today is the 18th anniversary of 9/11: that terrible and fateful day on which 2,996 people lost their lives.  I still remember where I was when I heard the news: at a conference in London, and there were US speakers there who just shut down.  We were all numb at the horror of it all. […]

  • The HIDDEN despair and deaths from Alcohol-Abuse….

    The HIDDEN despair and deaths from Alcohol-Abuse….

    Alcohol kills.  Yes, it really does.  But it’s often a slow and very complex decline and the ‘cherry on the cake’ of already blighted lives.  This UK research study into Assessment Reviews of people who died from alcohol shows how complex it is. We must learn to stop stigmatising.  First, we stop stigmatising ourselves: so […]

  • I am Curious

    I am Curious

    When I think about all the things that helped me get and stay sober, the no. 1 was Curiosity. You see, in 2015, at the age of 62, I have to admit I’d never done this before: never quit drinking, never considered I had a problem, never done a dry January (beyond my wildest imagination!). […]

  • Easter Morning Perspective

    Easter Morning Perspective

    I’ve been musing about recovery and how, perhaps it follows the template set by Jesus’s resurrection two millennia ago (I’m a non church going Christian, fyi).  Jesus had been in the desert for 40 days, praying and preparing, knowingly, for his death.  He was tempted many times by the devil, but pushed away wealth, power […]

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