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]

Damages [Spring 2019]

This was my first piece last year, the one that started it all for me. Title: DAMAGES Avoiding pain is natural. In fact, that's why it's there. Pain is a signal to the brain informing us that something is wrong. Through our efforts to avoid the uncomfortable we protect ourselves, hearts, minds, and sometimes our … Continue reading Damages [Spring 2019]

Damages, The Necessity of Pain [August 2019]

Originally Posted August 2019 The necessity of pain, what would we be without it? We will never know. For those individuals spending their entire life reliving the pain with each pull of a trigger, it can be a never-ending story; not unlike the movie Groundhog Day. (I recommend the movie) Like most of what I … Continue reading Damages, The Necessity of Pain [August 2019]

Damages [Spring 2019]

Title: 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 … Continue reading Damages [Spring 2019]

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]

Damages Part 2, The World Is A Serial Killer [Part 3 of 3]

Ahhh school, let's stay on that for a minute. Grade school, middle school, and high school, how terrifying would school be? Imagine being a young person in grade school. Now junior high school. Now high school. How overwhelming would it be to be dealing with all of the normal growing up issues, plus these new … Continue reading Damages Part 2, The World Is A Serial Killer [Part 3 of 3]

Stage Fright? Maybe?

More than once, I've touched on the fact that I'm on probation. Twelve months into the program, I still have approximately eight months remaining. The Adams County Drug Court Program is an incredible experience, and more than that: A life-saving journey. Besides the Treatment, UA Tests, and Meetings, I'm also required to attend The Court … Continue reading Stage Fright? Maybe?

Damages Part 2, The World Is A Serial Killer [Part 2 of 3]

Okay, now it's time to hit the break room for a tall cup of strong coffee, and then the morning meeting. You brace yourself, shuddering as you imagine the AM Shift Meeting. It's so much more than just Social Anxiety, it's downright terrifying. All of those personalities and emotions, and no way to stop them. … Continue reading Damages Part 2, The World Is A Serial Killer [Part 2 of 3]

Damages Part 2, The World Is A Serial Killer [Part 1 of 3]

Damages Part 2, The World Is A Serial Killer Written: Saturday June 1st, 2019 Please relax and engage your imagination. In order to get the most out of what you're preparing to read, you will need to try and empathize with someone who's empathizing. If that sounds confusing, well then, that might not go away. … Continue reading Damages Part 2, The World Is A Serial Killer [Part 1 of 3]