October 30, 2014

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Chapter 8 A Visit to the Suburbs

Excerpt from Licking Honey Off a Razor Blade by Valerie Grimes Available on Amazon and Medium Getting over someone is always a process, like drug detoxing. The mental, emotional and physical aspects rarely align themselves quickly. Mentally I knew I wanted to start to spend more time in my o[Read More...]

Chapter 7 Santa Sal

Excerpt from Licking Honey Off a Razor Blade by Valerie Grimes Available on Amazon and Medium “Hi Valerie, did you get your invitation to the annual company holiday party? We need your rsvp today.” Cindy was on the line from the corporate office. “Yes, I did. I was waiting to hear back fr[Read More...]

Chapter 6 What Do I Call You?

Excerpt from Licking Honey Off a Razor Blade by Valerie Grimes Available on Amazon and Medium Sunlight must have just entered the darkened room because now I was awake. The sun is my alarm clock. Fortunately I have one of those jobs that doesn’t require an alarm to get out of bed. The mor[Read More...]

Chapter 5 That Man is a Loose Cannon

Excerpt from Licking Honey Off a Razor Blade by Valerie Grimes Available on Amazon and Medium In an effort to make us feel normal to me, I insisted on him going out in public with me, which was risky. My dad would have said, ‘That man is a loose cannon.’ He resisted because he was uncomfo[Read More...]

Chapter 4 Licking Honey Off a Razor Blade

Excerpt from Licking Honey Off a Razor Blade by Valerie Grimes Available on Amazon and Medium Being in a relationship with him was like licking honey off a razor blade. The sweet times were rare, but powerful. I saw something in him that no one else seemed to. Those times he would let me int[Read More...]

Chapter 3 Separate Paths Converge

Excerpt from "Licking Honey Off A Razor Blade" by Valerie Grimes Available on Amazon and Medium Being with my clients feels so natural. I love what I do and do what I love. Hypnosis is access to self-care, and I enjoy the positive results my clients share with me. My friends call me a healer[Read More...]

Chapter 2 She Wore Blue Jeans and a Rosary

Excerpt from "Licking Honey Off A Razor Blade" by Valerie Grimes Available on Amazon and Medium I sang along to Kid Rock’s newest release, ‘She wore blue jeans and a rosary, believed in God and believed in me…’ then I added as an explanation to my audience of one, “From the moment we met, I [Read More...]

How I Overcame Alcohol Dependency

One chapter at a time. Each week I am posting a chapter from my book "Licking Honey Off A Razor Blade." Here is the synopsis. Why does an intelligent, independent forty-something woman fall heart-first for a whisky-drinking, unemployed, young hottie? To help him change, of course, but it turns [Read More...]

The Summer of Love 50 Years Later.

By William L. White, Drug Treatment Blogger Fifty years ago, young people from all over American descended on San Francisco in what was billed as “The Summer of Love.” Historians have often portrayed this event as the detonation point of a youth-oriented, polydrug culture whose legacies continue [Read More...]

New drug to treat pain and addiction

Texas A&M researchers aim to develop one drug that treats pain, memory and nicotine addiction Although pain, memory and nicotine addiction may not seem to be related, they actually share a common player: the nicotinic acetylcholine receptors. That's why Texas A&M researchers are working to [Read More...]

Narcotics Anonymous A Valid Option for Opioid Addiction

This article by William White educates on the benefits of (NA) Narcotics Anonymous which is often left out of the recommendations for how "our country" can help stop increasing numbers of people experiencing opioid addiction and opioid overdose deaths.   There are many misconceptions [Read More...]

Happy, Sober People

These results are not guaranteed, this is one person's story.  DF is a 30 year old single mom living in Ft Worth TX. I experienced a major shift in my mindset from mostly negative to mostly positive.  It was like a light switch was turned on and I know that it was because of your work and CD's. [Read More...]

How Brain Responds To Alcoholism

Study shows how the sober brain might protect against further relapse by limiting receptor activity linked to cravings. Alcoholism is a devastating disorder that too often leads to a perpetual cycle of abuse. An emerging molecular imaging technique may provide a way to break that cycle. It could si[Read More...]

Dependent on Wine?

Dependent on Wine? A justification or valid reason. By Valerie Grimes, CHt Clinical Hypnotist Women drink wine for a lot of reasons other than it is the social thing to do with the girls. For instance, it goes so well with chocolate, it’s the norm during dinner, it’s how they relax or create a [Read More...]

Hypnosis and Alcohol Dependency: Cause and Effect

Cause and Effect: A Hypnotist View of Alcohol Dependency By Valerie Grimes, CHt Clinical Hypnotist If you or someone close to you is drinks alcohol daily or binge drinks on the weekends and there is a desire to become healthier, to feel fresh in the morning, and to avoid liver disease, the obvi[Read More...]
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