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Another holiday behind us

October 23, 2019
man sitting near brown table with a clear disposable cup holding a brown drink

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Another holiday that flew by us in what seemed like seconds. It might have turned out to be a happy one or a struggle within yourself to walk away from that temptation. Any day if awful with battles but holidays are worse.

If you want a drink, you have time to make a choice whether it be good or bad. Holidays puts drinks in front of you without looking for them. Families, friends, co-workers, or strangers all flash a drink in your hand. Bless you if you put it down and even explain why. Don’t be ashamed of fighting the habit or admitting it to someone. It takes more courage to admit it than to give in from embarrassment. It only makes the wall higher to climb next time.

New Years is worse. This is when you HAVE to stay OUT of the bar and wild parties. You are a smart person and you know when that invitation comes, what you will face and give in to with drinks.

Have you ever been sober long enough to see someone else drunk? Have you watched with shock how they act? Do you feel embarrassed for them? You are looking at an image of yourself drunk.

Think of what is does to your organs and mind. It’s a fact all of them are affected.

Go on a short trip, visit a sober friend, or church. Yes, anyone who has to be by themselves on days we should be celebrating family and friendships is painful. That’s why you have AA.

Albeta Sequeira

A Podcast November 1st with Alberta

May 15, 2019

I had a Podcast being interviewed by Joyce Walsh (one of the women in my author’s group) in October and it came out November 1st.  Go to Google.com and key in or try clicking on the title below.  I was at the radio show Chart Productions in Braintree.  This show goes internationally.  
Go to Google.com and key in …‎Mysteries, Myths & More on Apple Podcasts

My favorite thing, is people sending me emails at alberta.sequeira@gmail.com. I would love to hear your story.
My books can be previewed​ and purchased at www.amazon.com/author/albertasequeira

How to stay sober during the holiday

May 5, 2019

https://youtu.be/pd6IjqzFobE
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This may be a long video (about 45 minutes). Spend the time hearing it when you’re ready to go out that door with your addicted friends.

Alberta Sequeira
Email: alberta.sequeira@gmail.com
Website: www.albertasequeira.wordpress.com
Purchase books at www.amazon.com/author/albertasequeira

Reaching the Addicted with Sheriff Thomas Hodgson

May 14, 2018

2018 - ALBERTA AND SHERIFF PHOTO

https://vimeo.com/254517198

This is my interview with Sheriff Thomas Hodgson from The Bristol County Correctional office at 400 Faunce Corner, North Dartmouth, Massachusetts. The first half hour is about my life with the last half hour talking to the women inmates at the jail.

I can be reached at: alberta.sequeira@gmail.com
My website for the addicted with choices is: www.albertasequeira.wordpress.com
For my writers and followers to become authors: www.albertasequeira.org

Purchase my books at www.amazon.com/author/albertasequeira

Need a Speaker?

December 10, 2017

Speaker

SESSION KEY-NOTES FOR TALKS


”The Effect of Alcoholism on the Whole Family”

* The devastating toll of alcoholism on the family
* The self-destruction of the addict
* For those looking for strength from their own alcoholic-driven problems
* The enabling
* Blackouts/physical and emotional abuse
* Denial
* Protecting the children
* Breakdowns
* Feelings of hopelessness
* Communication in the marriage
* Professional help
* Separation or divorce
* Ignoring the signs of teenage drinking
* Hidden emotional problems with the children
* Taking time to listen and communicate with your teen
* Giving complete support
* Being involved in their counseling, doctor’s appointments and recovery program

“My Spiritual Changes Within”

* Focus on relationships with our loved ones
* Strengthening your belief in your faith
* Tours to Medjugorje/spiritual renewals
* Alberta’s spiritual experience in Medjugorje
* The secrets Our Lady is giving the visionaries
* Description of the apparitions
* The importance of Confession
* Miracles all around us
* Awareness of God in our lives
* Alberta encourages us to examine our life
* Recognize the value of thankfulness
* Saying goodbye to our loved ones
* Renew the joy in life



”Where am I Heading?”
(School Program)

* The introduction to alcohol and drugs
* Signs of alcohol abuse
* Following the crowd
* Binge drinking
* Hereditary or a disease
* Habit, action, location, ​and friends
* Facing your family and school problems
* Recovery programs
* Breaking from the drinking and drug friends
* Getting on with life
* The reality of Cirrhosis of the Liver

**Alberta is willing to talk on any topic you may want for your event. She would love to discuss what would be the best fit. Please feel free to send questions to alberta.sequeira@gmail.com

Visit her website at http://www.albertasequeira.wordpress.com

References from the Bristol Correction Office at Faunce Corner Road in North Dartmouth, MA:
1. Rui M. Lima, MA, MSW, LICSW, Director of Substance Abuse & Social Servies Programs & Treatment: Telephone: 508-995-6400 ext. 2821
2. Matthew Robitaille, Director of Classification and Programs​; Telephone: 508-995-6400 ext. 2504

Email me for a quote: alberta.sequeira@gmail.com

My books on alcohol abuse can be purchased at www.amazon.com/author/albertasequeira
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Visit my Blog for Writers

October 6, 2017

New AWB Membership Picture

Authors Without Borders: Left to right, Joyce Keller Walsh, Alberta Sequeira, ​Willie Pleasants, and Pat Perry.

NB Book Festival

I started a blog for our group Authors Without Borders, which four of us are co-founders. We have members and all information about us is at www.authorswithoutborders.wordpress.com. Love to hear from you. Our main site is www.awb6.com. Learn who we are. Email us with any questions at authorswb6@gmail.com

We’re in the process of thinking about podcasts. We have our own NBTV-95 Cable TV show out of New Bedford, MA where we interview authors and anyone in the publishing world.

Alberta Sequeira

Alberta's Younger Years

October 2, 2016

Lets start with my “real” younger years. Believe it or not, I am a twin. My brother came into the world before me..twenty minutes?
His name was Albert, named after our father.

I’m the one with the stylish hat. I still love to dress up and look my best. I try to get woman to wear hats in church. I am told I still look stylish… even though I’m the only one.

I'm the stylish one with the hat.

Here is Albert sitting peacefully on top of me. He always wanted to win at everything. There’s the hat again. It must have brought me attention wearing one and Albert was trying to take my fame away.

Here we are in our playpen. Do any of you remember them? I’m on the left watching Albert probably getting attention from Mom. In those days, parents must have blessed those corrals. Can’t imagine running after two small babies going in two different directions from curiosity outside our enclosed area.

Here I am again on the right pouting while Albert is smiling. I probably got yelled at for something he did.

Look at the “old” carriage in the background. Wow, that was a long time ago.

Our Older Years

Albert & us
Albert on left, Alberta in the middle, and my husand, Al, on the right.

June 4, 2016, Albert died from lung cancer.

Alberta Sequeira

Email: alberta.sequeira@gmail.com

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