Reflections

“I have found that the process of discovering who I really am, begins with knowing who I really don’t want to be.”― Alcoholics Anonymous “I have come to believe that…

Shifting the Shame and Why I gave up on Preaching.

Where Shame is, there is also fear. – John Milton Shifting the Shame I was at a meeting recently when someone said, “I have had to learn to shift the…

My Night of Insanity

The disease of addiction dictates that I will lose all the things that I love in time and the “rule of threes” dictates a grim long term prognosis (jail, institution,…

Poison

I don’t share the following because I am proud of any of it. I only share it because it may resonate with someone who is going through a similar emotional…

Step 1: Acknowledgment of Chaos

“We admitted we were powerless over alcohol—that our lives had become unmanageable.” –Step 1 of Alcoholics Anonymous There are very few things in life more terrifying than not being in…

Time to Resume.

Writing causes a person to slow down, to think about what they are saying, to reflect on what they have said, and be contemplative about what they are going to say in the future.

What Do YOU want?

I have had to grow up, and will continue that growth process until I can’t any longer. I still want the same two things. I want to be healthy. I…