Healing Vigilante: 7 Profound New Year's Resolutions from An Imprisoned Addict

December 30, 2014 5:53 PM

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1. Rise above and grow from adversity. The majority of these women were abandoned in some way by their parents, specifically their mother. They told stories of emotional, physical, and/or mental abuse that were heart wrenching. If there was one universal resolution from the inmates, it was this: to be better than the people who hurt them, and to persevere from their pain.

2. Think of something positive when you wake up. The day that "Negative *Nina" decided she would make a change was unforgettable. We were doing morning check in and she began to cry, which was different since she usually was quiet and put on a tough front. She said she was tired of people calling he...

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