Heroes

“Heroes are made by the paths they choose, not the powers they are graced with.” ~ Brodi Ashton When someone says the word “hero” What comes to your mind? The classic comic book guys in tights and capes like Superman, Batman or Spider-Man? Or do you think of men and women in any branch of… Continue reading Heroes

“There’s A Pill For That”

Welcome to the future where there’s a pill for everything under the sun and another pill or 2(or 4) for the side effects.  If anyone has been to a doctor you know what I’m talking about. For example, I was having a problem with my blood pressure and instead of exploring the reason for it,… Continue reading “There’s A Pill For That”

Generalizations

“All generalizations are false, including this one” ~Unknown A generalization is taking one or a few facts and making a broader, more universal statement. Examples of generalizations would be saying that all blondes are dumb and airheaded(which by the way I’m proof that we’re not all air heads). The are other examples are often related… Continue reading Generalizations

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)

Hope

“Hope is a necessary concept”~Anonymous Hope is a necessary concept? A concept? When I read this I had to scratch my head because a concept is an abstract idea or a general notion. When we hope for something we have an expectation that something good will happen, or we are optimistic about the future. So… Continue reading Hope

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