I write this as the food is calling to me.” This quote from page 13 of A New Beginning: Stories of Recovery from Relapse strikes me as very intentional. The author has made a choice to pick up the pen instead of the fork. The story, “Caring for Myself,” first shares gratitude, then acknowledges the author’s need to do their part by using the Steps and Tools. What follows is a specific list of items the writer does for self-care, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. It seems to me that this quote and story format would make an excellent writing guide

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