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Personal Story: Remy Kayal, Allentown, PA

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Topic: Facing Recovery - "Reality Remy" - Honorable Mention in the 2009 DBSA Facing Us Video Contest

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Tip The Queen of Negative Self Talk

I work really hard at catching - and replacing - my negative self talk. It is a discipline like any other discipline you practice. So I catch myself thinking "I am so ugly" and replace it with "I took itme to pick out clear clothes that match and are presentable today" Or I say things like "He is so much better at this" and then I work to replace it with "I have gifts and abilities too, and I do the work that I am assigned, being dependable is very improtant to my employer."

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