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…

Baggage Snagging and Fixing It. 

Taking other people’s baggage and making it my own, then trying to fix them is a complete and utter train wreck, waiting to happen. For me, for them, and for…

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,…

Unlovable.

“Love; it will not betray you, dismay or enslave you. It will set you free.” -Mumford and Sons   All the things that she’d suspected I’d expected her to fear…

Stuck and Unable to Change

“Views change. People change. Experiences require a change of view or conversely, digging one’s heels into the ground, never to move again.” When I was a teenager, I was a…

Guest Post – The Legal Professional and Alcohol

A friend of mine, who became a good friend and support during my time in Outpatient treatment has written a fantastic article regarding the legal profession and alcohol. In 2016,…