Motivation

Ella

“It isn’t where you came from, it’s where you’re going that counts.” – Ella Fitzgerald That’s so true in so many aspects of our human journey. Some of our past needs to be processed or better understood in order for us to move on. But there are plenty of things in our past that we …

Ella Read More »

Why?

Remembering our WHY can help us get back on track or stay on track in pursuit of recovery. Every person’s WHY is as unique as they are, of course. But understanding the different kinds of WHYs may be helpful because not all WHYs are created equal. Yes, there are different kinds of motivators to quit …

Why? Read More »

Sucking Soot

(Special thanks to Thadryan* for the illustrations!) Reminiscent of Dr. Seuss, a little rhyme might be of use For those quitting cigarettes (perhaps vaping or snus.)If you want to change, go ahead and read it. There’s help right here, for those who’ll heed it! If you’re in the mood for some silly rhyme, I think …

Sucking Soot Read More »

Rodrigo

#ICOVIDQUIT Rodrigo recognized that all aspects of his life got better when he quit smoking. Sure, the physical/medical benefits can be exciting. I’ve watched people get so healthy after quitting cigarettes that they were able to safely stop taking medications for hypertension, diabetes, asthma, and other medical conditions. But the non-medical benefits may be equally …

Rodrigo Read More »

Patanisha

#ICOVIDQUIT Patanisha decided to try and quit smoking when her doctor explained the increased risk she faced from COVID-19. While quitting was undoubtedly one of the hardest things she’s ever done, it’s also been one of the most rewarding. I LOVE what she says about quitting boosting her self-esteem. For over 20 years I’ve been …

Patanisha Read More »

Katie

#ICOVIDQUIT The benefits of quitting may surprise you. Katie is very happy that she took this step – especially now! Maybe a pandemic is a reason to do it, rather than an excuse to wait. Listen to Katie’s calm courage: “It’s a feedback loop. When I would smoke, the feedback loop was, “I’m stressed, I don’t know …

Katie Read More »

Hassi

#ICOVIDQUIT People with courage enough to even try to quit smoking in the midst of a global pandemic are brave souls indeed, Hassi found a clearer mind, clearer voice, and clearer conscience. It’s hard and it’s worth it! Here’s his story. Get the support you need. Quitters are still winning – even in the midst …

Hassi Read More »

Outsider?

Disclaimer: The video in this post was produced by L L Bean and while it’s not an advertisement, I want make clear that I neither endorse their products, nor do I receive any consideration in exchange for posting their video. I’ve owned some great L L Bean products, but they didn’t pay me to say …

Outsider? Read More »