Growing with the internet

by Dermot Mc Donough Computers and Technology, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement
There is absolutely no doubt that the internet is growing and it is doing so at an astronomical rate. If you even stopped to think about this or even track its growth, the overwhelm would cause your head to spin right off your shoulders. So I'll let the experts do it. A brief History The internet was first thought up in 1945 and up until 1995 it was very much in an experimental infancy stage. You can read more about it's history ...
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The Old Habit of Blame and Excuses

by Dermot Mc Donough Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement
“Passing the buck” is a learned behaviour, linked to our fight or flight response, which does eventually develop into a habit over time. As kids we used blame and made excuses as a defence mechanism, so as not to get into trouble when we had been naughty or done something wrong. The rest so to say is history. Hi there it’s Dermot again, I found myself going down this road lately, fault finding, blaming and making every excuse under the sun. ...
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Overwhelmed with Overwhelm

by Dermot Mc Donough Computers and Technology, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement
I don't know if you find when working on line, in whatever you are doing, you become Overwhelmed with Overwhelm, I know that I do. You want to look up something specific and unless you use a long keyword (and know how to) you end up being bombarded with endless other sites and adds. I find it very distracting and unless I am ultra focused and extremely disciplined, I can wonder off in another direction and be lost for hours ...
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Be Your Own Gift To Yourself

by Dermot Mc Donough Internet and Businesses Online, Health and Fitness, Self Improvement
Hi There, it's me again. For those of you who where following my Recovery from Addiction Series and waiting my next blog, I appologise for the delay.  An area I am passionate about is the Law Of Attraction, as I do believe that it works, even by default, so its very important for all of us to up the anti and heighten our own self awareness and belief to make ourselves happier and hopefully our World a better place, if not ...
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Please Bear With Me

by Dermot Mc Donough Internet and Businesses Online, Relationships, Self Improvement, Home and Family
To everyone who have been following my blogs, just a quick word to say please bear with me as I'm doing maintenance work on my blogs, thus have not been posting new ones. I will start posting articles on personal or self development soon once I've it all sorted. and thank you for following my postings Recovery is about growth and everyone does grow at a different pace. My advice to anyone in early recovery is to wait at least 2 years ...
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X Addiction in Recovery

by Dermot Mc Donough Internet and Businesses Online, Relationships, Health and Fitness, Self Improvement
Cross Addiction - When you switch from one addcition to another addiction, bei it a chemical or behaviour. Hi it's Dermot again. If you read my last blog from 12th May, you will know that this is a follow up to that blog and part of a "Recovery from Addiction Series", If not read on: X-Addiction What is cross-addiction ? “The Transfer from One Addictive Substance or Behaviour to Another”. In Early Recovery, this can be due to being Un Aware of the Possible Dangers. Why do ...
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Spirituality in Recovery

by Dermot Mc Donough Internet and Businesses Online, Relationships, Health and Fitness, Self Improvement
spirituality spɪrɪtʃʊˈalɪti,spɪrɪtjʊˈalɪti/noun the quality of being concerned with the human spirit or soul as opposed to material or physical things. "the shift in priorities allows us to embrace our spirituality in a more profound way" Hi it's Dermot again. If you read my last blog from 11th May, you will know that this is a follow up to that blog and part of a "Recovery from Addiction Series", If not read on: SPIRITUALITY Spirituality is wide open to each individuals own interpretation. There is no wrong ...
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Self Esteem in Recovery

by Dermot Mc Donough Internet and Businesses Online, Relationships, Health and Fitness, Self Improvement
self-esteemˌsɛlfɛˈstiːm/ noun confidence in one's own worth or abilities; self-respect."assertiveness training for those with low self-esteem"synonyms:self-respect, self-regard, pride in oneself/one's abilities, faith in oneself, pride, dignity, morale, self-confidence, confidence, self-assurance, assurance; amour propre"assertiveness training for those with low self-esteem" Hi it's Dermot again. If you read my last blog from 9th May, you will know that this is a follow up to that blog and part of a "Recovery from Addiction Series", If not read on:   LOW SELF-ESTEEM What is Self Esteem We tend to go through life evaluating ourselves and others according to a scale of ...
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Shame in Recovery

by Dermot Mc Donough Internet and Businesses Online, Relationships, Health and Fitness, Self Improvement
shame ʃeɪm/ noun 1.a painful feeling of humiliation or distress caused by the consciousness of wrong or foolish behaviour."she was hot with shame"synonyms:humiliation, mortification, chagrin, ignominy, loss of face, shamefacedness, embarrassment, indignity, abashment, discomfort, discomfiture, discomposure  Hi it's Dermot again. If you read my last blog from 10th May, you will know that this is a follow up to that blog and part of a "Recovery from Addiction Series", If not read on: shame Shame in early recovery can be extremely paralyzing as suddenly without the cover of your drug of choice or alcohol you are raw. ...
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Relapse Prevention in Recovery

by Dermot Mc Donough Relationships, Self Improvement, Home and Family
Relapse prevention (RP) is a cognitive-behavioral approach to relapse with the goal of identifying and preventing high-risk situations such as substance abuse, obsessive-compulsive behavior, sexual offending, obesity, and depression.[1] It is an important component in the treatment process for alcoholism, or alcohol dependence.[2][3](Wikipedia) Hi it's Dermot again. If you read my last blog from 8th May, you will know that this is a follow up to that blog and part of a "Recovery from Addiction Series", If not read on:  Relapse Prevention LOOK AT WHAT IS RELAPSE & RELAPSE PREVENTION -Lapse-Prolapse-Relapse-Relapse Prevention-Relapse Management LAPSE -A ...
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Powerlessness in Recovery

by Dermot Mc Donough Internet and Businesses Online, Relationships, Health and Fitness, Self Improvement
powerlessnessˈpaʊələsnəs/ noun lack of ability, influence, or power."the feeling of powerlessness due to poverty" Hi it's Dermot again. If you read my last blog from 6th May, you will know that this is a follow up to that blog and part of a "Recovery from Addiction Series", If not read on: Powerlessness Step One of the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous states: "We where powerless over alcohol- that our lives had become unmanageable" Anyone who is or has suffered from active addiction can identify with the ...
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Recovery in Aftercare

by Dermot Mc Donough Internet and Businesses Online, Relationships, Health and Fitness, Self Improvement
aftercareˈɑːftəkɛː/ noun 1.care of a patient after a stay in hospital or of a person on release from prison.2.support or advice offered to a customer following the purchase of a product or service. Hi it's Dermot again. If you read my last blog from 7th May, you will know that this is a follow up to that blog and part of a "Recovery from Addiction Series", If not read on: Recovery in Aftercare Introduction -What is the difference between abstinence & recovery?-What is the difference between ...
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How to turn Negativity around in Recovery

by Dermot Mc Donough Internet and Businesses Online, Relationships, Health and Fitness, Self Improvement
positivitypɒzɪˈtɪvɪti/noun 1.the practice of being or tendency to be positive or optimistic in attitude."pupils draw power from the positivity of their teachers" Hi it's Dermot again. If you read my last blog from 4th May, you will know that this is a follow up to that blog and part of a "Recovery from Addiction Series", If not read on: Negative to Positive •I AM STRONG•Because I know my weaknesses.•I AM beautiful•Because I am aware of my flaws.•I AM FEARLESS•Because I learned to recognise illusion from ...
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Pursuit of Happiness in Recovery

by Dermot Mc Donough Internet and Businesses Online, Relationships, Self Improvement, Home and Family
happiness ˈhapɪnəs/ nounthe state of being happy."she struggled to find happiness in her life"synonyms:contentment, pleasure, contentedness, satisfaction, cheerfulness, cheeriness, merriment, merriness, gaiety, joy, joyfulness, joyousness, joviality, jollity, jolliness, glee, blitheness, carefreeness, gladness, delight, good spirits, high spirits, light-heartedness, good cheer, well-being, enjoyment, felicity; Hi it's Dermot again. If you read my last blog from 2nd May, you will know that this is a follow up to that blog and part of a "Recovery from Addiction Series", If not read on: PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS TIPS ON HOW TO FULFILL YOUR LIFE IN RECOVERY When I was in active addiction, I didn't know how I felt. I was numb to emotion. I thought I ...
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Poor Me's in Recovery

by Dermot Mc Donough Internet and Businesses Online, Relationships, Self Improvement, Home and Family
Poor Me's ;Manipulators often play the victim role ("poor me") by portraying themselves as victims of circumstances or someone else's behavior in order to gain pity or sympathy or to evoke compassion and thereby get something from someone.Victim playing - Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victim_playing Hi it's Dermot again. If you read my last blog from 2nd May, you will know that this is a follow up to that blog and part of a "Recovery from Addiction Series", If not read on: Poor Me Syndrome It is ironic, but ...
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Motivation In Recovery

by Dermot Mc Donough Internet and Businesses Online, Relationships, Health and Fitness, Self Improvement
motivationməʊtɪˈveɪʃ(ə)n/ noun 1.a reason or reasons for acting or behaving in a particular way."escape can be a strong motivation for travel"synonyms:motive, motivating force, incentive, stimulus, stimulation, inspiration, impulse, inducement, incitement, spur, goad, provocation;  Hi it's Dermot again. If you read my last blog from 1st May, you will know that this is a follow up to that blog and part of a "Recovery from Addiction Series", If not read on: Motivation in Recovery Recovery takes motivation, there is no other way. When you live in a very needy state, having to become responsible for yourself and ...
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Letting Go In Recovery

by Dermot Mc Donough Internet and Businesses Online, Relationships, Health and Fitness, Self Improvement
 let go ;to stop thinking about or being angry about the past or something that happened in the past: She finds it hard to let go of a grudge. You need to let the past go and forgive those who have hurt you. Hi it's Dermot again. If you read my last blog from 30th April, you will know that this is a follow up to that blog and part of a "Recovery from Addiction Series", If not read on: Letting Go I'm sure all of you are familiar with the song from Disney's Frozen "Let It Go". If you listen ...
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Hope In Recovery

by Dermot Mc Donough Internet and Businesses Online, Relationships, Self Improvement, Home and Family
hopehəʊp/ noun1.a feeling of expectation and desire for a particular thing to happen."he looked through her belongings in the hope of coming across some information"synonyms:aspiration, desire, wish, expectation, ambition, aim, plan, dream, daydream, pipe dream; More verb1.want something to happen or be the case."he's hoping for an offer of compensation"synonyms:expect, anticipate, look for, wait for, be hopeful of, pin one's hopes on,  Hi it's Dermot again. If you read my last blog from 29th April, you will know that this is a follow up to that blog and part of a "Recovery from Addiction Series", If not read on: Hope When I ...
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Gratitude in Recovery & Life

by Dermot Mc Donough Internet and Businesses Online, Relationships, Self Improvement, Home and Family
Gratitudeˈɡratɪtjuːd/ noun the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.  synonyms: gratefulness, thankfulness, thanks, appreciation, recognition, acknowledgement, hat tip, credit, regard, respect;   Hi it's Dermot again. If you read my last blog from 26th April, you will know that this is a follow up to that blog and part of a "Recovery from Addiction Series", If not read on: Gratitude in Recovery The Attitude Of Gratitude Giving thanks and appreciating the smaller things in life are core to recovery from addiction. Being grateful for what you have will lead to more positive ...
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Addiction Recovery & the family

by Dermot Mc Donough Internet and Businesses Online, Relationships, Self Improvement, Home and Family, Kids and Teens, Reference and Education
Hi it's Dermot again. If you read my last blog from 19th April, you will know that this is a follow up to that blog and part of a "Recovery from Addiction Series", If not read on: Family In Recovery What is Normal Anyway? Do “normal families” always talk over problems, never get angry with each other, always pay bills on time, or enjoy holidays and special occasions stress free?  The “perfect family” only exists on TV. Every family has their ups and downs. Families do ...
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