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The suggested daily reading on these pages represent the efforts of many Nar-Anon members who have shared their experience, strength and hope. The purpose of this writing is to carry the message of Nar-Anon recovery to those who suffer the effects of another's addiction. Sometimes the writing happened individually and other times in groups or at an area or regional writing workshop.The contributors are sharing straight from their hearts and in keeping with tradition, remain anonymous.

Nar-Anon SESH (Sharing Experience, Strength & Hope)
Nar-Anon members sharing their experience, strength and hope. This daily reader carries the message of Nar-Anon recovery for those who suffer from the effects of another’s addiction.

This 382 page book is available via our office. Due to the fluctuating Rand/Dollar exchange rate, the price is available on request. We will post to any address in South Africa. Simply SMS the word “SESH” inclusive your name and telephone number to -
083 400 8961.

Our Literature Department will process your request, make contact with the necessary payment details and arrange for delivery to the address of your choice.

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SELF-CARE October 23

The first time I heard about self-care was in a Nar-Anon meeting. I never knew what it meant to take care of myself. At home, I was taught to put everyone else first, especially my younger siblings. It was my responsibility to care for them. I love what Nar-Anon is teaching me about self-care. Self-care today means to care for myself first. When I do that, I become a better person and I have more energy to be available to others.

I thought my responsibility was to take care of my ex-husband. Through Nar-Anon, I learned that I was not allowing my ex-husband to be responsible for taking care of himself. In the meantime, my five-year-old son was caring for himself. It was not until one of his teachers pulled me to the side to let me know of my neglect that I saw the truth. That is when I sought help.

A professional told me about Nar-Anon. I called him back later and thanked him. I began to take care of my son and myself. Now eleven years later, another son and a fiancé, things are a lot different. I continue to take care of myself, even when it becomes challenging.

Thought for Today: Now when I come home from work, I go to my room and unwind, instead of going straight to the kitchen. When I wake up in the morning, I talk to my Higher Power first before I talk to anyone. I exercise and read my literature daily.

“If I must love my neighbor as myself, it is at least as fair to love myself as my neighbor.” ~ Nicholas de Chamfort

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