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Time

The thing about time, is that we just have so much of it. 

Having been diagnosed with serious cancers, I had gone through that abrupt revelation of “running out of time.” In addiction, It’s as they say “time flys when…

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New Drug?

Like my old friend Georgi use to say.. “Changing your drug of choice is like changing seats on the Titanic.. Baby your still goin down,” 

Especially Today!

I have good friend who is a regional mental health professional and has…

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Love

Over the years in recovery we speak about so many principles but the one that supersedes them all is love. Like they say, Love conquers all.

I was in such bad shape when I attended my first meeting, feeling massive…

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IF… I let Him

Who would have believed that only by putting down the drink and the drugs it would release such a blessing? I sure didn’t! Sick and tired for nearly twenty years in that upside-down world, I was just headed for the…

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Being Seen

Sometimes I hear the most profound things from newcomers. A lovely woman tonight with only a few days said…

“In these rooms, for the first time in many years, I feel like I am being seen for who I really…

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Our Spectrum

Yesterday I had the privilege of chairing a meeting and was amazed at the diversity of people and their mental and spiritual spectrums. All joined together to listen and to learn from each other how we should “live.” Some there…

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Resiliency

Resiliency

The capacity to withstand or recover quickly from difficulties. 

The ability of an object to spring back into shape.

A friend gave me this word the other day and asked me how I thought it would worked in recovery…

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Nothing Lost

When my son passed away in June of twenty-two, a very good friend told me these two words.. “ Nothings Lost.” Today because of the blessed clarity I enjoy, I can say that I truly believe that. 

Thinking that when…

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Prison?

The other day, a friend in recovery was speaking about their difficulty in federal prison with periods of solitary confinement. To me, it sounded so much like addiction. It’s as if you are in a solitary state, isolated by your…

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let God do it

So much blessed peace around us all the time, if we just take the time to enjoy it. To slow down and even notice it, takes work somedays. So much of my life in addiction was a blur. These days…

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Blessed

Well I thought I was doing fine but I still have some problems that need to be addressed. Seems the Lukemia has started up again and is giving me trouble. For that reason, more blood work today. I am beginning…

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Praise the Lord!

Well… went through the PET scan no problem and saw the doc. The report I got on that particular cancer was outstanding. All looks fine, no more of that active cancer visible. Come back in three months for checkup. Wow…

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