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  • My Marmite of Recovery

    Words by: Florence Taglight.  Follow more of her unpolished journey here.   Unlike ‘Marmite,’ I have felt every way about the word community when it comes to recovery. Loved it, Loathed it, Thanked it, Wished it didn’t exist and to be honest, I still am not quite sure how thick to spread it on my toast. […]
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  • Honestly, How are you?

    Written by: Gracie Mayer, Facebook Manager and Contributing Writer of Unpolished Journey “How are you?’ “I’m Great!!” “How is your job?” “Fantastic!” “How is your family?” “Everyone is smiling, succeeding and our fence is the whitest it has ever been!” How are you really? How are you when you are alone? How are you when […]
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  • The Depression Dictionary

    Cross posted with permission from Aleah’s blog (found at https://thedepressiondictionary.wordpress.com/). de·pres·sion di’preSHən noun: Sometimes I feel like I’m drowning. I’m almost finished by drowning. I’ve sunk so far, past sapphire waves with lace edges of white foam, past anything that can be construed as beautiful. I’m down into something darker, something fathomless. For the most […]
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  • Stronger Together

      Written by: Gracie who is a friend, spiritual and recovery warrior, and contributing writer to those at Unpolished Journey. No, I promise I am not going to make this political and try to persuade you to vote for Hillary Clinton. This weekend at the NEDA walk in Chicago I had one of the […]
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