I'm taking this opportunity to thank The Heavenly Father for watching over me all these years. As difficult as my life has been, I'm confident I would not still be alive without the assistance of God In Heaven. Although, that said, I'm tired 😊 Joseph Shanklin June 3, 2023
Category: Self Awareness
The courage to change.
They're out there! Those spooky individuals bloggers like to write about. And I can see why. After all, surviving a relationship with one of those critters may change a person forever. Yes, of course, I'm referring to the narcissist. I see it like this. If you're in a relationship with someone and that individual is … Continue reading Toxic Relationships. Beware The Spooky Critters!
I've written about this subject a few times. Without any doubt, this is how it works, and it all starts during childhood. Small hills eventually prepare us for mountains. Mountains prepare us for more mountains. One way or another, everyone's life can be challenging at times. Everyone experiences a loss to some extent. We all … Continue reading Everything We Survive Prepares Us For Life. Break The Cycle of Pain.
It's not been easy to write the past few months. I've been working from 4 AM to 3 or 4 PM Monday through Friday. On top of that, I'm going through something challenging physically. Once again, I will have to climb another mountain. Hey, what's one more mountain, right? Following four years of on and … Continue reading Preparing To Publish The First Book of The Series
Happy Easter, everyone! God Bless! Joseph Shanklin April, 2023
Re-Posted from December, 2021. The following was copied from my column. I write for a treatment newsletter in Colorado. Close your eyes and allow your mind to scroll back to the past, back to the world of drugs and crime. Whether last month or last year, let's journey back to the inescapable emptiness of getting … Continue reading Acquiesce To Recovery
"So, what did the doctor tell you this morning," he asked his wife, struggling to hide an ugly scowl on his thin, dark features. A sudden wave of sadness filled her mind as a single tear tried to fall from one tired eye, but didn't. The room seemed unnaturally quiet as the woman prepared to … Continue reading Causing Pain, That Other, Ugly Coping Skill
I want to take a few minutes to say "Good Morning" to those individuals who've struggled with loved ones addicted to drugs or alcohol. The people who have the love and patience to stand by the addicts' side throughout their battle with addiction. So often, we (bloggers) write about the pain and suffering of the … Continue reading Good Morning To Anyone Damaged By Those Who Are Damaged!
Pictured: Fishing with my Son. Following twelve months of planning and preparation, I moved to Texas three weeks ago. Following more than 30 years of Denver residency, I didn't hesitate to surrender my Colorado Driver's License for a Texas Driver's License. That's right, I have become a Texan. I already have my Texas Fishing License … Continue reading It’s Official . . . I’m A Texan! Re-Posted From January, Last Year.
If you haven't watched the series 'Yellowstone', I definitely recommend the Western on Peacock. Since I grew up on an American Indian Reservation in Northwestern Montana, the show hits home for me. If you like Crime Drama or Westerns, you'll probably like this.😊 Here's a quote from a Season 3 Episode. "We can't stop the … Continue reading Yellowstone Quotes Intro