Pause for Sanity

Pause for Sanity

Aug 26, 2019
Anyone else ever get the back to school blues?  Having kids means you get a schedule…not your schedule but THEIR...
The Claw

The Claw

If you are in recovery and you have been on a beach, in a boat, at a sport event or...
Denial to Recovery

Denial to Recovery

Jun 03, 2019
Loss is a hard pill to swallow…being lied to, someone dragging your name in the mud, family turning their back...
The Opposite of Addiction – Connection

The Opposite of Addiction – Connection

May 09, 2019
I’ve often heard it said in AA meetings that “the opposite of addiction is connection.” A phrase popularised in recent...
When Getting Sober Reveals an Underlying Illness

When Getting Sober Reveals an Underlying Illness

People who have had multiple traumatic events (adverse childhood experiences) in their youth are more likely to suffer from chronic...
When Love Is Not Enough: How We All Failed My Sister

When Love Is Not Enough: How We...

Apr 01, 2019
These are the ugly, dark parts of mental illness and drug addiction that no one talks about, and by not...
Take Inventory of Your Year in Recovery

Take Inventory of Your Year in Recovery

Jan 07, 2019
This is the perfect week to reflect on your past recovery and look forward to the year ahead. The week...
What 8 Days of Silent Meditation in Sri Lanka Taught Me About Myself

What 8 Days of Silent Meditation in...

I wanted to get something out of this week of mindfulness meditation. I wanted to live mindfully, feel spiritually connected,...
Learning to Have Fun in Sobriety

Learning to Have Fun in Sobriety

After a while many people in recovery actually discover that the fun they thought they were having was really just an attempt...
The “Crazy Years”

The “Crazy Years”

I thought my crazy years were when I was trying hard to get sober and keeping on the straight and...