Spiritual Adoption (Adoption Awareness Month)

Adoption is a wonderful concept and action. It is beautiful. But with adoption comes a host of questions. Doubts. Insecurities. Identity issues. Trust issues. It’s complex. November is ‘Adoption Awareness…

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…

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…

Disillusioned Joker

“All right kids, it’s break time.” These were some of my favorite words in outpatient treatment. It meant that we would keep discussing life, on life’s terms. I met her…

Emotions. Insanity. Fight.

Insanity took over. Mind racing, heart pumping, fists swinging, and rage looming, I gave up. My mind won that day, but each day is a new battle. Each and every…