Archive for the ‘Freedom’ Category

Forgiveness Offers Healing

Posted: 29th April 2011 by Barb Kampbell in Forgiveness, Freedom

I’ve written about forgiveness before on this blog; and in my book, but I feel the need to revisit this topic today. I had a conversation with someone recently about something that happened some time ago and felt much admiration that she could forgive the person who had done something so bad. I harbor ill […]


Posted: 17th July 2008 by Barb in Addictions, Freedom, Recovery Tools

“There is only one success: to be able to spend your life in your own way.” —Christopher Morley Many of us find ourselves living a life free from those things which used to bind us once we begin down the trail of recovery. Whether it’s freedom from an addiction, an abusive relationship, family of origin […]

Facing Our Giants

Posted: 26th September 2007 by Barb in Anxiety, Challenges, Courage, Freedom, Struggles, Uncategorized

“You will not be free Hanging on to things That hold you back & hurt That question all your worth That make you feel afraid…” —Christine Havrilla (song lyrics) We all have things that hold us back and hurt. Many of us have carried these things with us since we were small children. And some […]

Finding Freedom from Fear

Posted: 9th July 2007 by Barb in Courage, Fear, Freedom, Uncategorized

“Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is freedom.” —Marilyn Ferguson Many of us probably have fears that we don’t tell anyone about. I’m not talking about the fear of public speaking, or heights, or spiders or snakes. The fears that we most likely hide would include things like the fear […]

I want freedom and I can’t have freedom and be addicted to anyone or anything. Any addiction we have is one in which we are kept from being free. We can be addicted to many things: sex, food, drugs, alcohol, people, places and other things. Addiction doesn’t just come in the form of the homeless […]

Home Plate

Posted: 9th January 2007 by Barb in Change, Fear, Freedom, Growth, Uncategorized

“If you put yourself in a position where you have to stretch outside your comfort zone, then you are forced to expand your consciousness.” —Les Brown Our lives are like baseball. In baseball the goal is to hit the ball and run around all the bases until stepping on home plate. Once there the runner […]

“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” —Albert Einstein Sometimes in life we find that we cannot seem to overcome a particular hurdle. No matter how many times we are faced with the same issue, the results are the same. And many times that is because we keep doing […]

Secrets Make Us Sick

Posted: 18th October 2006 by Barb in Feelings, Freedom, Honesty, Uncategorized

You’re only as sick as your secrets. —Unknown Keeping something locked inside can be like poison to us. Just think back on a time when you had a secret. Maybe it consumed your thoughts, maybe it caused you to act out. Perhaps you ate too much or too little, drank too much, used drugs, abused […]