Unexpressed Emotions

“Unexpressed emotions never die. They are buried alive and will come forth in uglier ways.” ~ Sigmund Freud Unexpressed emotions are feelings like anger, sadness, etc. we feel towards someone that lacks a resolution, or ending. When we are in a fight with someone, we may be feeling hurt or afraid and repress it(keep in… Continue reading Unexpressed Emotions

Hope

“Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come.” ~Anne Lamott. I recently went to talk to a group of addicts with another recovering addict. What we discussed after I shared my story is the reason I write this… Continue reading Hope

Be Proactive With Your Health

“I find it terrible that doctors refuse to listen to their patients, and to an extent, almost ridicule them, when they try to save themselves from bad advice.” ~Anonymous I stumbled on this statement while I was researching some information on my health. I left out the patient’s name in the spirit of patient confidentiality.… Continue reading Be Proactive With Your Health

Anonymous: Behind the Eyes of Drug Addiction(Behind Blue Eyes)

Written November 6, 2016(edited 2017) In light of a speaking engagement I have tomorrow I thought I’d post this. For those of you old enough to remember, the title is a little wink and nod to that song to the Who. This song popped into my head because I used to call it my anthem… Continue reading Anonymous: Behind the Eyes of Drug Addiction(Behind Blue Eyes)

Acceptance

Written August 15, 2016(edited 2017) “Acceptance is the answer to ALL my problems today. When I am disturbed, it is because I find some person, place, thing or situation – some fact of my life – unacceptable to me, and I can find no serenity until I accept that person, place, thing or situation as… Continue reading Acceptance

What Matters in Life

“It’s not what we have in life, it’s who we have in our life that matters.” ~J.M. Laurence As the years fly by, I see how true this quote is. There have been times in my life when I’ve had all I needed and wanted. I didn’t have a whole lot of worry. I had… Continue reading What Matters in Life

Death Of An Addict

Written April 9, 2017(edited Aug 30, 2017) In memory of Mike and Heather I’d like to take a few moments of your time if I may. Some of you know me, some of you don’t, and some of you who do know me…well, you don’t know me that well. I am a grateful recovering addict.… Continue reading Death Of An Addict