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.
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 [Reposted]
[WARNING] Strong Adult Language. Parental Guidance is Suggested. Careful What You Wish For My fellow Adams County Drug Court Clients, I am writing this for you because we are at war, and I want you to have plenty of ammunition, in fact I want you to have as many high capacity magazines as you can … Continue reading Careful What You Wish For [Updated Version]
Today, something triggered me, not to use, but to post this once more. **The Universe University Series** If you're reading this on my blog, then odds are you already know that getting sober is only the beginning, kind of like the first quarter of a football game. And like football [or combat], the battle is … Continue reading Careful What You Wish For
**Page Two** If you answered NO to all five questions please skip to SECTION B on PAGE 3. ANSWER KEY * Question 1 If you answered yes to question one. There is a high probability but not guaranteed that you are less than honest. Some folks simply form their sentences in this way. You may … Continue reading The Bullshit Test, [Part 3 of 3]
It's true. How do I know this? Because I'm saying it, and I don't lie. Well not unless I have to. That's how I explain it to folks. I don't lie unless I have to. And what could possibly cause me to have to lie? I would need to have a crazy badass reason. Something … Continue reading The Bullshit Test, [Part 2 of 3]
I wrote the bullshit test six months ago. At 1500 words, it's a long read for a blog posting, so I'm going to piece it out into a few reads. If you've read my article titled [Owning Your Shit, And Keeping Your Power], this piece is related to that piece. I have a column [the … Continue reading The Bullshit Test [Part 1] With Introduction
Addiction, Careful What You Wish For From The Universe University Series. I could easily write 100K words on the subject of addiction, but not today, today, I'll keep it to one page. If you're reading this on my blog, then odds are you already know that getting sober is only the beginning, kind of like … Continue reading Careful What You Wish For, from The Universe University Series.
Thank You Please sit back and use your imagination for just a few minutes. This is an exercise in gratitude. Everything we need, we already have. As you’re driving down the street from location A to location B the gas light on your dashboard begins to flutter and flash. Even though you’ve been as careful … Continue reading Thank You, From The Universe University Series
I decided that I'd rather write these words here, to you, then on Facebook or anywhere else. I need to place them somewhere. I'll keep it short. After seven months of living in a Sober House, then moving out and into a three-bedroom house, finally renting free and clear, like a grown-up, I might go … Continue reading The Sober Life,