Category Archives: addiction

My new blog- please respond…

Hello, friends. I’ve changed my blog name to http://www.lorilara.com. I really want to stay connected. Please visit my site and click follow so we can stay connected…sorry if this is a duplicate message. I’m not a very techie person. :/Continue reading

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What inspires me…

I’m reposting this because I continue to be blown away by the stories of people fighting the good fight. May you never give up, and most importantly, may you see how very worthy you are…I continue to be inspired by … Continue reading

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The saddest day of my life and my greatest hope…

Tomorrow, January 4th, would be my lifelong best friend’s 42nd birthday. I write would be because sadly she was killed by a drunk driver almost 6 years ago, so she’s not here to celebrate with us. She was killed by … Continue reading

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Emotional streaking…

Just a quick note before I share my little breakthrough this morning. When I decided to write a blog about my recovery, I never intended it to be real-time. I thought it would be a reflective memoir of sorts, a … Continue reading

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This is why I blog…

Thank you, Robin for the inspiration for this post. Why do I blog? I sat in front of my doctor and admitted I was feeling suicidal. It was my very first appointment with him and I was falling apart right in … Continue reading

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Someone always knows…

I wrote this a few months ago. I’ve been profoundly inspired by some very brave blogging friends who are standing up and telling the truth despite the steep consequences. May you continue to stand, my friends. We’re with you… A few months ago…(update at … Continue reading

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A proper thank you to my blogging friends…

I just started blogging in July and I’m shocked, literally and truly shocked, at how many wonderful people I’ve met in such a short time. It’s like God is raining down a deluge of blessings upon my computer with people … Continue reading

Posted in addiction, blog, brain cancer, depression, eating disorders, fear, friendship, Glioblastoma Multiforme, grief work, guilt, healing, love, ptsd, recovery | 16 Comments

There is no wisdom without you…

I was talking with a friend about the wisdom of shared suffering and how much I appreciate the honesty of my dear friends and my new blog friends. When I hear about my friends’ struggles I know I’m learning something … Continue reading

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To my friends who are hurting on Thanksgiving

This is a special Thanksgiving message to everyone who’s hurting. Holidays can be especially hard for those of us struggling with PTSD, depression, and/ or addiction. Just the simple task of thinking of reasons to be thankful can be exhausting … Continue reading

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Jesus isn’t going to do my dishes

Have you ever been in one of those phases of life where you’re either going to laugh at the insane amount of stress and stand up to the ridiculous amount of pain and allow it to make you stronger or … Continue reading

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