Love Yourself Warts and All

“You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserves your love and affection.” ~Buddha For as long as I can remember I’ve always done… Continue reading Love Yourself Warts and All

Addicts and Holidays(Sequel to The Realities of Addiction)

“There will be times, however, when we really feel like using. We want to run, and we feel lousy. We need to be reminded of where we came from and that it will be worse this time.” ~ Anonymous “One of the biggest stumbling blocks to recovery seems to be placing unrealistic expectations on ourselves… Continue reading Addicts and Holidays(Sequel to The Realities of Addiction)

The Realities of Addiction

I recently went thru my list of friends on social media and became both angry and sad at what this disease has done. Not just to my life, but the lives of the ones I call friends, others in my community and around the world. While looking thru my list of friends, I saw brothers… Continue reading The Realities of Addiction


“ I never needed you, I wanted you. There’s a difference.” ~Unknown Romantic relationships can be a painfully difficult area of our lives. In the beginning, you look at each other with rose colored glasses. You think the other person can do no wrong. Often you also do little things like buying cards, flowers or… Continue reading Relationships

Being Bullied by Bullies

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt Lately I’ve been seeing news articles, social media posts and hearing word from the streets about today’s topic – even in my lil corner of the world. So I thought I’d write about another issue that plagues our society. Suicide caused by bullying.… Continue reading Being Bullied by Bullies


“Feelings are not fact(ual)” ~ Anonymous  Many of us have heard this quote but what does it really mean? As I like to do with a lot of reflections, let’s look at a couple of definitions. Facts or factual (things) are defined things that are true or concerned with actual details or information rather than… Continue reading Feelings

Take Care With Your Words

Today I thought I’d share something from an old dear friend. “We must each of us take care with Our Words. Our Words carry Our Breath, and Our Intent. Words do have a Power. If we tell ourselves we can’t do a thing, chances are we can’t. If we tell ourselves we are ugly or… Continue reading Take Care With Your Words