We could look at our addiction as a monstrous and toothy beast that needs to be chained up and kept at bay. It might be helpful to recognize that people, addicted or not, are complicated and complex with multiple moving inner bits and pieces. Our addiction and our cravings and our urges and our behaviorsContinue reading “A Wild BEAST Monster!”
“It wasn’t my choice to drink.” “But you did it anyway?” “Yeah.” “Well, whose choice choice was it?” “Mine. But I didn’t want to do it.” “That doesn’t seem to have anything to do with anything – does it?” “What? Not wanting to drink”” “Yes, because you went right ahead and did it anyway, didn’tContinue reading “A Conversation …”
Here’s a little something to shine the light on… I think many of us have these worn down mental pathways of thinking that reinforce ugly feelings. And once we feel these ugly feelings – they – in turn – reinforce the ugly thoughts. And we go ’round and ’round in ugly circles. What might beContinue reading “For Those New To Sobriety~”
Meet Starla and Buster. Oh, sure. They look sweet. But, as I lay here in the dark and warm cocoon of my bed covers I’m listening to them tear into the small trashcan next to my favorite chair in the living room. Of course, they know they’re not supposed to be in it. If IContinue reading “My Cats Are In The Trash.”
Some folks are going crazy. Some folks are becoming sane. Some folks are going in circles. Some folks go backwards. Some folks try to go too many places at the same time. Some folks take the long-winded roads. Others take short cuts. Some folks only go somewhere in their minds. Some folks go to aContinue reading “Where Are You Going?”
Staying sober will always be a challenge. There is ALWAYS an alternative to having a drink.
Do we need a sign to tell us to do this? Aw, shit. That commercial is still giving me the giggles and it’s 4:12 a.m. I should be unconscious! I suppose it could be a good reminder. So, all of you WordPress readers —-Go forth today and remember to live (so you can eat yourContinue reading “Live, Laugh, and Love.”
Okay. You know how when you’re taking a walk and you say to yourself, “Damn, I should have taken the car! I’d be there by now!” Well – there are no fast ways to reach sobriety and all that it entails. Because it’s a process. There are numerous steps involved – just like when youContinue reading “An Analogy:”
I am accepting applications for a reader/writing coach. I am NOT looking for an editor. I’ll get to that later. Right now, I am looking to hire someone to read my book, the 1st edition, and tell me what you THINK about the story – regardless what you think I might want to hear. TheContinue reading “Here Is The Big Announcement And It’s Not What You’re Thinking.”
It’s when we plug in – plug into our selves and into our hearts – with our attention and awareness – that we connect with something bigger than ourselves. My guess is – the closest we can ever get to seeing IT is when we watch someone hug another person or an animal – orContinue reading “I Disagree With This Photo.”
All my rowing seems to have stimulated a deep ambition for chocolate chip cookies. 🍪🍪🍪
An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. “A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy. “It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego. HeContinue reading “A Cherokee Legend”
Than me if it’s my choice to swallow any in the first place? Oh, yeah – drinking is a choice. That must mean that NOT DRINKING is also a choice. This choice extends to the – first drink. Don’t take it. That’s control and control is power.
Is it me or are debates and arguments sometimes nothing more than exhausting and exasperating? They just wear me out! I feel like I need to go take a damn nap! So, I’ve figured out that sometimes, not always, the best way to end it is to give the other person the last word. It’sContinue reading “When Is It Time To Give The Other Person The Last Word?”