Hi. My name is Mira Daniels. I am a grateful daughter of God, living one day at a time, in recovery from compulsive overeating. I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I have been attending 12-Step meetings since 1991, and started working the steps in 1999. I am or have been an LDS Addiction Recovery Program (ARP) missionary and coordinator, and meeting facilitator. For me, the ARP program is an awesome way to learn how to apply the Atonement in my life. It has changed my life and I cannot imagine living any other way.
As I have sponsored other women in 12-Step recovery over the years, I have received guidance through the Holy Ghost regarding what to tell them that will help them find physical, emotional and spiritual recovery. Oftentimes what comes to me are metaphors – or you might call them parables – that present concepts in ways that are more memorable or easier to understand.
This blog is a place for me to share those metaphors, excerpts from my written prayer journal, and also some of the things I have learned in the process of living in a state of recovery. It is my hope that a lot of this material will be helpful to you regardless of your faith and whether you are working the steps or not. Enjoy!