The Terrible Twos

By: Mike Murphy, TTC Manager of Alumni Services Anyone who has ever been involved with A.A. can tell you, there is a list of things you will hear over and over again about the program. Think “one day at a time” or “keep coming back.” For the most part, they make sense and you wouldn’t…

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Be Wary of Drinking Occasions

By: Mike Murphy, Manager of Alumni Services Be wary of drinking occasions. Especially the holidays. Now we all know that holidays and family occasions can be rough. It’s an accepted societal norm that drinking will take place at the majority of these events. And Lord knows I took advantage of that societal norm. But, not…

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Ferris Bueller Nailed It

By: Mike Murphy, Transformations Manager of Alumni Services “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is easily one of my favorite movies of all time. It’s one of those movies that if I see it is on, I am…

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What Have I Become?

By: Mike Murphy, Transformations Manager of Alumni Services Days off hit a little different, nowadays. That’s obvious. Waking up hangover free; not spending the first couple of hours of the day piecing together what I did/said last night, etc. Those are the obvious changes. But what about the other stuff? The stuff we find ourselves…

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Go Home Cupid, You’re Drunk

By: Mike Murphy, Transformations Manager of Alumni Services “The only relief we have to suggest is entire abstinence.” Whoa whoa whoa….Hold up. I thought I was trying to work on my drinking problem. What does sex have to do with anything?! After reading a bit more of “The Doctor’s Opinion” in The Big Book of…

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My New Favorite “F” Word

By: Michael Murphy, Transformations/Help For Our Heroes alumnus & Alumni Coordinator Last summer, after I graduated from Transformations I took what I had learned and hit the ground running. In my time here I learned a tremendous amount of knowledge. Not only about myself, but also about life “Back on the outside.” It is no…

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Why Mommy Is Sober

By: Lisa Blomgren, Transformations Alumni Coordinator Dear little one. I haven’t met you yet but I already love you more than I have ever loved anything in this world. Each little kick and squirm is a reminder of the new life that I am bringing into this world and all of the adventures that lie…

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NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS: IT’S A SET UP

Who came up with New Year’s Resolutions? Whoever they were, they must have been a masochist. I have seldom seen a person stick to their resolutions; more often, I have witnessed the guilt and upset that comes from falling short of lofty goals. Don’t get me wrong! Goal setting is important- vital, even, in recovery….

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Gratitude: Appreciate and Honor Life’s Challenges

Thanksgiving time tends to bring the concept of gratitude to the forefront of our thinking, as it is typically a time of giving thanks for the things we have been blessed with.  When most people hear the word gratitude, they think of paying attention to the good things in their life, sometimes acknowledging the fact that they are more fortunate than others around them. 

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