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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
We have long said and heard things like, “Depression runs in my family,” or, “On Dad’s side there were lots of drinkers.” So I think it’s safe to say that on some level we knew there could be an inter-generational connection when it comes to mental health and addiction. Over the past several years there… Read More
Some of the groups I facilitate each week are Tobacco Cessation groups. Recently, as I’ve listened to the voices in the meeting, I’ve been surprised by the amount of laughter in our soundtrack. Bear in mind that as I report this, the world is gripped by a global pandemic. My country is facing some unsettling… Read More
As soon as “I” join another and become a “We” Illness becomes Wellness! It’s really true – sometimes the difference between illness and wellness is just connecting with another “I.” Sometimes a whole room full of I’s can become a tremendously powerful We! There is something not quite mathematical about the power or joining with… Read More
Sometimes I look and do not see. Often it’s because I’m hurrying or have my eyes in one place while my mind is elsewhere. I can look at something without really being there. And that’s when I miss out on some of the real beauty in this world. So, maybe this post is about slowing… 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