Books From Tian

Allison Janney and Addiction Awareness

Posted: May 31, 2019, 2:36 pm

Freedom Institute of New York City honored Emmy and Oscar wining actress Allison Janney, in recognition of her contributions in raising…

Denied Grief: When the Heart Hurts in Silence

Posted: May 29, 2017, 1:52 pm

“There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition,...

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Daily Affirmations


I am willing to grow up today. I want to become a mature person. Part of my disease caused me to remain immature. My unmet needs from childhood sat inside of me like hungry monsters feeding on anything I threw into them. In recovery I have learned to identify my needs and to meet them in healthier ways. I can prioritize and see my life with some perspective. I recognize that part of maturation is identifying the hungry child within and working intelligently and compassionately with her before she works her wrath on me. I can survive feeling needy today - this is part of my new maturity.
I can survive my painful feelings and remain intact.
One must liberate oneself . . . from complexities, from taking ones fate too much to heart, before being able to rejoice simply because one is alive and among the living. Czeslaw Milosz
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