Thursday, March 3, 2011

How is Lisa Dorr healthy? [lady-style]

My physical, emotional and spiritual health are all contingent on my staying clean and sober.

I live each day being grateful for being given a second chance at life.

After battling years of addiction I have learned that the key to my happiness and well being are dependent on my spiritual connection with God, getting outside of myself and giving back and keeping a positive attitude. I keep the struggles I have endured close to my chest and while I do not dwell on them I never forget what I’ve been through. A few short years ago I was at the end of my rope with no sense of purpose or desire to live. My addiction to drugs and alcohol had me trapped in a place where I saw little hope for a future. I was not living I was merely existing.

With the help of my loving family, friends and medical professionals I was able to put my past behind me and regain a new sense of self that I wouldn’t trade for the world. I have been taught so much by so many and am so blessed to have been through the experiences that I have, no matter how painful some of them have been, because without them I would not be where I am today.

I have a new zest for life and without gratitude I wouldn’t be able to recognize how precious my life truly is. I work hard in school, I commit myself to my recovery daily, I exercise, I socialize, I play with my pets, I say “thank you” everyday to all those who help and love me and most importantly I thank God for the life I have been given.

-- Lisa Dorr (lady, ally)

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