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The QuittersWin Blog is encouragement for the brave folks on a journey of change and recovery. QuittersWin offers smoking cessation services in public and private settings using the BESOCHEMPS model of addiction. Remember that you aren’t alone on this journey and there’s no shame in asking for help. Remember that this site is searchable. There are over 450 posts here, so whether you’re on a specific quest or just filling time, there’s something positive here for you. And for private answers to specific questions, remember that you can CONTACT us!
Weekly QuittersWin meetings had to pause when in-person gatherings became potentially unsafe, but thanks to a free app you can install on your phone, we’re able to reZOOM! Zoom is an app for our phones that can allow us to see each other and talk. I think it’s important to feel connected during times like… Read More
For over twenty years I have served brave addicted folks with the courage to fight to take back their freedom. Initially I helped smokers trying to quit and I later learned how some of the practices and processes that helped people get “smober” applied equally well to other addictions. I’ve tried to always approach each… Read More
I spoke with a fellow recently and he told me a story that I found to be helpful. I decided to share it here. He said that there’s a person who calls him on the phone and they both go outdoors and take a walk “together.” In actuality they don’t even live in the same… Read More
You’ve probably either read or heard me talk about the power of BJ Fogg’s Tiny Habits approach to behavior change. I’m a big fan and more importantly a convinced believer. Tiny habits make a deceptively big impact when it comes to behavior change. BJ Fogg has researched extensively and developed a method that helps people… Read More
Today is Humpday, and in my corner of the world, the day feels humpier than other HumpDays. I suspect that I’m not the only one feeling that way. So maybe this reminder isn’t just for me, but I know that I need to be intentional about how I look at this HumpDay. Maybe you do… Read More
Emotions are running high these days, and that can lead to all sorts of negative habits, especially around food. Are you eating more than usual? Or maybe so worried that you’re forgetting to eat? Stress affects our appetite in major ways, but there is a simple approach to identify and change these behaviors so you… Read More
Grab a cup of tea or coffee (and maybe a tissue?) and treat yourself to some real hope. America is suffering from a spiritual virus. The good news of Easter is that we have a vaccine. By Otis Moss III America is infected by a virus that has changed life for millions. This infection does… Read More
Favor is a verb. – “My mother always seemed to favor black jelly beans, so we’d save them for her.” It’s the root of the word favorite, and it’s a noun. “May I ask you a favor?” Today I’m asking some of my favorite folks (Yes, I’m talking to you) to do a favor for… Read More
Five finger breathing: a simple way to reboot your brain, calm down and be in the moment. Worry takes up your brain’s “RAM” (working memory.) Learn this HANDY deep breathing exercise. Paying attention to many senses (seeing, feeling) & body parts (hands, breath) at once crowds out worry. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QVqMaWrP-s&feature=youtu.be Please go to YouTube and subscribe… Read More