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Teddy Bear Self-Esteem

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My self-esteem was low when I first set foot in these rooms of recovery. I was addicted to feeling bad about myself. I set impossible standards and felt shame every time I fell short of my ideal. When I did an impressive job, I wondered why it wasn’t an excellent job. When I did an excellent job, I berated myself because it wasn’t a world record. I now recognize that critical voice as my disease talking. I can more easily accept others as human and imperfect than I can accept my own fallibility. Fortunately, self-acceptance is a skill that can

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