Who is the GBM Community for?
Grateful and Blessed and Sometimes a Mess Blog
by norafranche
4M ago
It’s for those of us who feel a bit like a mess. It’s for anyone who wants to stop doing something that they don’t want to be doing and just can’t seem to stay stopped. It’s for those of us who have areas of our lives where we live outside of our values system and ..read more
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Grateful and Blessed and Sometimes a Mess Blog
by norafranche
5M ago
How do you talk about an online community you want to get off the ground without sounding pushy, generic, salesy or in danger of over-promising? I have no idea, but I’m starting one and I want to tell people about it and so I’m going to tell you about my heart behind it as a ..read more
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Tug of War
Grateful and Blessed and Sometimes a Mess Blog
by norafranche
9M ago
I'm mad because I'm angry I'm sad because I'm mad. These layers of my psyche Do go 'round and 'round my head. I've got shame about my blame. This messes with my brain. Emotions seem to push and shove Demanding to be known and loved. Their clanging, banging Sound deranging Of my inner life Displaying ..read more
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We Are All Narcissists…
Grateful and Blessed and Sometimes a Mess Blog
by norafranche
10M ago
“We are all narcissists in areas where we have yet to be healed.” Dr. Bob Schuchts A bit shocking for many of us to hear and consider. “Me?? Narcissistic???” Well, I have been gifted with an insight into myself that I want to challenge my readers to consider as well.  In areas where I carry ..read more
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A Riddle – The Silent Killer
Grateful and Blessed and Sometimes a Mess Blog
by norafranche
10M ago
What stings and bites but has no face? What buries you in your disgrace? What seemingly can melt your bones, While there you stand, afraid, alone… SHAME ..read more
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I’m Hosting A Workshop!
Grateful and Blessed and Sometimes a Mess Blog
by norafranche
10M ago
The God of Our Understanding Join me Saturday May 6th at 10am CST to learn how to break through the beliefs and associations you have about God and yourself that are keeping you from the 12 Step Recovery you are promised in the Big Book. **Spoiler alert:** You are going to learn how to do ..read more
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God The Mechanic
Grateful and Blessed and Sometimes a Mess Blog
by norafranche
10M ago
In this world it is impossible not to get wounded. Whether it is from our own carelessness and concupiscence or from that of others or straight up maliciousness, we all procure wounds along the way. I’ve been doing a lot of research and personal work on wounds lately. It’s the kind of stuff that is ..read more
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The Podcast
Grateful and Blessed and Sometimes a Mess Blog
by norafranche
10M ago
I want to take time each week to invite you in to listen to the podcast with the hopes that something in there will touch your heart or work your brain. The podcast is intended for anyone looking for daily spiritual encouragement and particularly for those in the 12 Steps seeking consistency in their daily ..read more
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To Escape
Grateful and Blessed and Sometimes a Mess Blog
by norafranche
10M ago
It’s why I drink, it’s why I ate People please, ingratiate I feel the pull so many times To flit away when pressures rise. Escape from my emotions. Discomfort’s locomotion. I know that if I just would face Compulsion would disintegrate. Yet still I fight with all my might To still the noise and shed ..read more
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Bedrock
Grateful and Blessed and Sometimes a Mess Blog
by norafranche
10M ago
Remember to stay posted for the upcoming Grateful Blessed Mess Podcast! Listen to the sneak peak here! .... Now back to the blog. Have you ever been going through a painful time in your life, but for the life of you, you cannot figure out why? How you got here or why this particular thing ..read more
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