Creative Problem Solving

When faced with a crisis in need of immediate problem solving, I've been known to get somewhat creative. This is quite possibly, normal thinking for a recovering addict! This time last year, I woke up in the middle of the night with a problem. My airway had swollen and nearly closed while I was sleeping. … Continue reading Creative Problem Solving

From Dream 2 Reality

One facet at a time, I've been creating my own Crown Jewel. Fueled by 18 months of sobriety, this project has accelerated as if it were shot from a canon. I'm speaking of the amazing life I started building a few years ago. What began as four years of self-discovery, transformed into multiple stages of … Continue reading From Dream 2 Reality

Damages [Spring 2019]

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]

World of Writing of Women [WWW]

Originally Posted October 2019 Like most books, my book has many characters, male and female. Of course, that didn't surprise me. It takes a lot to surprise me these days, but it happened, and I did it to myself. I fell in love with the characters in my book. Okay, mostly just the women. Okay, … Continue reading World of Writing of Women [WWW]

Copied From My Newsletter Column

Once more, I'm writing this to you—the addict in need of a message. I'll keep it short. Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have been tested again and again. As expected, not everyone has passed the test of sobriety. A large percentage of Adams County Drug Court Clients have relapsed. This is the journey … Continue reading Copied From My Newsletter Column

My Thoughts This Morning [Friendship]

I spent four years of my life preparing to create my new life. Hmmmmm . . . maybe this sounds strange, but it was necessary. I found the path. I chose the path. I stepped on to the path. I realize that it sounds a little dramatic, but in reality, I'm minimizing the situation heavily. … Continue reading My Thoughts This Morning [Friendship]