DAMAGES Avoiding pain is natural. In fact, that's why it's there. Pain is a signal to the brain letting us know that something is wrong. Through our efforts to avoid the uncomfortable we protect ourselves, our hearts, and sometimes our lives. It's in this way that most people understand and cope with pain. Whether healthy … Continue reading Damages [Spring 2019]
Several months ago during a meeting with my probation officer, I made a prediction: If I fail the program and end up incarcerated, it will not be from relapse, but something much more difficult to prepare for, an event occurring on the city streets. For anyone living and working in the City Of Denver Colorado, … Continue reading Keeping Your Power! [Universe University]
Originally posted here yesterday. Then expanded and posted on my column within The Adams County Drug Court Newsletter. Now copied and posted here on my blog. It's nearly...just nearly...confusing. Please keep in mind: The majority of The Readers were sitting in The Court Room while they were reading The Newsletter. Written for the new people … Continue reading Life & Death [Drug Court Newsletter Version]
Hmmmmm...this piece ended up being something completely different than originally intended. 😉 Last year  was a year of undisputable accomplishment. Why is it undisputable? First: Over the next few weeks I'll reach several one year anniversaries, including my sobriety from drugs and alcohol, 100% compliance with the terms of my probation, not being homeless, … Continue reading Cross Modal Neuroplasticity [and more]
The feeling is one of a kind, seeing a transformation take place after someone has been Blessed by one or more people, and those Blessings have been granted. For some, life begins after Blessings. J.E.S. 1/2/2020
Day 1, Thought 1 Sometimes I run my left thumb along my left ring finger, just to check to see if it's still there. Of course, my wedding ring hasn't been there for several years. Nearly five years past, not long before I was forced from my home of over ten years, the ring was … Continue reading Day 1, Thought 1
Before I get sidetracked, I'd like to say HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope that all of you, have a safe and fantastic New Year, and I wish all of you many Blessings! Sidetracked... Questions...that's what on my mind as we begin the New Year. Am I prepared? Are we ready? I believe 2020 promises to … Continue reading Before I get sidetracked, I’d like to say HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Such a powerful image!
Merry Christmas Everyone ❤️! The end of 2019 is fast approaching, but it's not over yet. There is still time for Connections, Signs, Fantastic Experiences, Synchronicity, and Miracles! I encourage everyone not to waste this last few days, but instead look a little farther, open your eyes a little wider, and pray a little harder … Continue reading Merry Christmas Everyone ❤️!
My recovery thoughts this morning. When people ask me how many days I've been sober the response is usually the same: I don't know. I refuse to count the days, instead, I'll mark my sobriety in terms of years. Speaking of years, I'm closing in fast on year number one. This isn't my first time … Continue reading My recovery thoughts this morning.