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What do I gain being sober?

January 19, 2018


Everyone wants something out of life, especially changes. When you get over the shakes, panic attacks, and suffering giving up your using, don’t you feel you see the recover around the corner?

Don’t you see things more clearly? Is your depression better? Do you have hope?

The mending is the worse part. Easy for me to say and hard for you to do.

Being off drugs and alcohol has you more aware what is happening to you and around you. Before you didn’t care what even happened. Now, healing is dealing with the fears. You are no longer running away from the truth where your life was heading.

Stay sober a little longer and you will see and feel the benefits. I promise.

Sobriety is life. You may not like it, but it will let you live to see your family grow and have your dreams come true.

Alberta Sequeira


Breaking the ties

January 15, 2018


Wow, they want me to give up my friends. Are they nuts? What is there to do besides being with them? So we get high. Who are we hurting?

It sure isn’t easy, especially if they are making fun of you or your trying to go straight. No matter how old we get, name calling and being made fun at is still a knife in your heart.

YOU have to think of what you will gain when you walk away. Sometimes, we have to leave friends and family to go in another direction..a healthy one. If you don’t, you won’t have a life. Yes, it can happen to any of us.

The more you use, the more you want. The more you want, the closer you come to death!


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Life Changes

January 8, 2018

One Sober Hour

Changes are always so scary. We want to know ahead what the benefits are going to be. We want them to come easy without going through any pain to gain them. Will we be sorry making the changes? Will we be able to not fall backwards?

What if I’m alone with the changes? What if I can’t adjust to being sober getting into recovery? How do I live without the drink? What if I can’t move on to the other side?

Will being sober bring fun? How do you have fun without drinks or drugs? How do I face my problems? It was nice being numb to all the things in my life and just stay drifting.

How do I get a job to live on my own? I need a car, a home or an apartment. How do I buy food?

The questions can go on forever. If we all had our heads full of them, we’d never get anywhere. We’d be stuck, frozen.

Think of the saying, “One Day at a Time!” Why do you think they say it. The same questions go for people trying to lose weight, giving up a love they had for years, changing jobs, buying a new home and moving, or changing friends.

We won’t die from the changes but may staying in the addicts world. What can be worse than that brain-dead feeling? It’s not living. Do you really want to stay sick, shaking, having fear leaving the house, not getting back what you lost?

Everyone takes the wrong path sometimes in life with a decision. Nothing has a guarantee. I can’t help but think, leaving an unhealthy environment or lifestyle, has to get better. We only come this way once.

Don’t look in the mirror in your older years and regret not trying.

Alberta Sequeira


Where Alberta’s New Posts?

January 4, 2018


I just about healing from my eye surgery. Trying to update my website more often.

Please, send me emails on what you want me to write about on the site. I love hearing from you. Lets work together on healing.

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A Spiritual Renewal: A Journey to Medjugorje

December 11, 2017

Review by Thomas Cirignano

For me, reading A Spiritual Renewal was truly uplifting and inspiring. To use those words to honestly characterize a literary work these days is quite rare. It was refreshing that there was no sensationalism to be found, just the author’s heartfelt description of events.

Coincidentally, my reading of Alberta Sequeira’s story was well timed. It was a point in my life when I needed to be reminded that faith is often renewed when we most need it. Does that happen because we, as human beings, search for answers during times of loss and chaos, or does a Higher Power search us out when we truly need it? I’m not overly religious. In fact, I’ve been called “Doubting Thomas” more times than I care to admit. But even I could relate to this story because special coincidences, which most people would consider miracles, have happened to me, just as they did in this author’s life. It was good to read that I am not unique in that respect.

One of the biggest questions we all ponder in life is whether loved ones who have passed on, or other heavenly entities, such as God, The Blessed Mother, or angels actually do watch over us during our lifetimes. All I can say is, read A Spiritual Renewal, look back at the events of your own life, and then decide for yourself.

Reading this book was time well spent.
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Need a Speaker?

December 10, 2017


Substance Abuse Talks

Since 2007, a year after losing my daughter, Lori, I have been speaking at halfway homes, court-ordered programs, jails, substance abuse rehabs, to their families, schools, and to the public.

My heartwarming talks are reaching out to the alcohol and drug addicts. I want to help them believe in themselves, hold their heads up high, develop the desire to recover, to realize that no one is going to get them to sobriety but themselves. They need to hear someone say they can, so, here I go. “You can do it!” Believe it in your heart and think it in your mind. I teach them how and why to forgive. The importance of having God in their lives. They will never be alone. And most importantly, to never forget the one word: CHOICES! It’s a very powerful word. These are some of the topics that I cover. No blaming, no accusing, just giving them back their souls and remembering who they used to be.

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 Progams; Telephone: 5080995-6400 ext. 2504

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Visit my Blog for Writers

October 6, 2017

NB Book Festival

Join me with my other blog for writers at Let’s​ try to help each other with the promoting and marketing.

Alberta Sequeira

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