The Hidden Battle: Addressing Problem Gambling Among Veterans – Nov 7 (Online Webinar)
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by Kathleen Stimmel
9M ago
The following online webinar is brought to you by the NCPG – EVENT – The Hidden Battle: Addressing Problem Gambling Among Veterans EVENT DESCRIPTION – An exploration of the often-overlooked challenge of problem gambling among veterans, this webinar will investigate the prevalence, causes and consequences of problem gambling within the US military veteran community and provide insights into effective prevention and support strategies. Participants will explore the ways military culture may predispose veterans to developing a gambling problem. Additionally, the webinar will shed light on the cor ..read more
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Fishing
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by Kathleen Stimmel
9M ago
I love fishing. Most people do! Fishing requires several key components. Normal fishers will rise early. It is as common belief that the fish are more apt to bite early in the morning, thus rendering the trip a numeric success. Fishing requires patience to the utmost. No one is both an impatient fisherman and a good fisherman. They simply do not coexist. Instead, a fisherman is patient to the point where a fish can land on his line and he STILL does not pull in the hook immediately. Rather, he baits the fish further until the fish is unable to retreat. Then he pulls in the line, having used pa ..read more
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I Want to Believe
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by Kathleen Stimmel
9M ago
I want to believe. I want to believe that my healing is happening. The desire is there! The heart is willing, and the motivation is present. So why has my haling not arrived? Why is there frustration, lack of progress, and pain? I want to believe. But I am tired, weak, and struggling. ********** Isn’t this the story of so many people? It is all too common for men and women to be left feeling all alone during the healing journey. While this is not uncommon, it should not be accepted as the norm. The natural arena of healing is one that is grounded in accountability and friendship, rather than i ..read more
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CAROL ProDev Scholarship Opportunities
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by Kathleen Stimmel
10M ago
And Together are excited to announce the CAROL professional development scholarship opportunities for Nevada treatment providers, prevention specialists, peer/recovery coaches and students! The CAROL scholarships were developed in a partnership between the Nevada Council on Problem Gambling and the Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling to encourage and support participation by Nevada professionals working in behavioral health, addictions and counseling programs, as well as current students to increase competence in the field of ..read more
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From Healing to Freedom
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by Kathleen Stimmel
1y ago
Freedom is amazing. So many take it for granted; they forget the significance and feeling of freedom and the joy that it brings.They fail to remember that although freedom is ever present around them, it was not always this way. And the failure to remember that, renders freedom for granted. Isn’t it ironic that freedom can be a vice? Is it not full of irony that the concept, pursuit and life of freedom can be a source of bondage and captivity? If taken for granted, freedom remains a concept instead of a reality. This is a crucial concept to understand. Repeat this to yourself. See and feel the ..read more
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Pieces of Peace
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by Kathleen Stimmel
1y ago
Peace. Everyone desires the word, and yet almost no one knows what the word means. Instead, what we usually end up with is piece. A partial aspect of the solution we desire. One that temporarily satisfies and contains promises, but one that ultimately fails. Such is the case in many areas of our lives. Including that of healing! We want and crave peace, but we do not achieve it. Instead, we have a piece of the world, and it is a very disappointing one at that. If only we realized the true source of peace! If only we understood that (1) it is very achievable and (2) it is something much better ..read more
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Why?
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by Kathleen Stimmel
1y ago
Why? Why do you do what you do? What makes you move? What makes your engine run? What drives you and gives you motivation? What is it that lights your fire? What makes you not just survive, but thrive? Everyone has something. That motivating factor, the tipping physical point where they can become a different person altogether and for the better. They become more motivated, more driven, more successful and most importantly, maturing in their own healing along life’s journey. This motivator is not found apart from understanding more and more about yourself every single day. In this growth you w ..read more
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12 Steps, and 12 Forward Leaps
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by Kathleen Stimmel
1y ago
The following are 12 Steps to Addiction Recovery, followed by 12 positive follow up thoughts (leaps, as we put them). We admitted we were powerless over addiction—that our lives had become unmanageable. Although the temptation to addiction was, in essence, the thought of our own power and control, the promise proved to be futile. Nevertheless, we are on the road to recovery! This will be but a distant memory in our success story. Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity. The futility of addiction’s promise is that WE are the solution. But we have taken tha ..read more
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The Root of the Problem
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by Kathleen Stimmel
1y ago
“We bring ourselves into the light, and we see the truth; we hide from the light, because we do not want to see the truth. We cannot find the light when we do not know the truth; but we stay in the dark because we would rather not know the truth” – Anonymous Each of us, when reviewing our life and the journey we are on, understands that the greatest challenge comes from within. The biggest difficulty, the most devastating enemy, is ourselves! Have you ever struggled making progress in life? You have the tools, but you have no motivation in the least? Or maybe you do have the motivation, but yo ..read more
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National Advocacy Day (Wash, DC) – July 26
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by Kathleen Stimmel
1y ago
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