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)

Insight Into Some Of My Posts

Perhaps you’ve read some of my political posts. Maybe your views are different from mine and you choose to not read something that might challenge those views. Or maybe you’ve seen them but chose to not read them because, like me, you’ve had it with all things political. That’s ok, I understand but I hope… Continue reading Insight Into Some Of My Posts

Pain – Accepting and Moving Beyond It

“One thing you can’t hide – is when you’re crippled inside.” ~John Lennon Today I thought I’d write something about pain. Probably because I’m in more pain than I normally am and I hope if I write about it, maybe it’ll at least be more bearable. Besides, I wanted to let anyone else who’s dealing… Continue reading Pain – Accepting and Moving Beyond It

Beauty is Skin Deep

“Beauty is only skin deep”, “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder” ~Unknown I dedicate this one to the Hurricane Harvey victims. Idioms, quotes, and sayings like this are told to us over and over throughout our lives. They mean that physical beauty is superficial and it is not as important as a person’s… Continue reading Beauty is Skin Deep

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

My Story

Written August, 2015(edited 2016, 2017) In light of the drug epidemic that has swept the country, and the world, I wanted to share this. I don’t think that one area of the world is worse than another because the loss of any life is always bad, especially young life. I write this in no way… Continue reading My Story