Why I Began My Search

An excerpt from the first chapter of my book. It was originally written in 2005 when I was just 9 years sober. I explain in chapter 12 why I rewrote my original book and changed the title. But what I wrote back then is still relevant to my sobriety of 23 years now, and my … Read moreWhy I Began My Search

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I’m Not Sick Anymore

Some people don’t like using the word “sick” when describing someone with an addiction. I get it. Just like the words alcoholic and addict, saying someone is sick can add to the shame and stigma associated with addiction, and prevent a person from getting the help they need. But was I sick? Yes. Although I … Read moreI’m Not Sick Anymore

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My Ego Is Just Fine Thank You

The definitions listed below are why I think most people’s troubles come from insecurity and not ego like many spiritual gurus state. insecurity: 1. uncertainty or anxiety about oneself; lack of confidence ego: 1. A person’s sense of self-esteem or self-importance. 2. The part of the mind that mediates between the conscious and the unconscious … Read moreMy Ego Is Just Fine Thank You

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He Said She Said

“I write about fears and insecurities on my blog and I’m not afraid to admit I still have some. Fortunately, I know I can overcome my fears and that I’m capable of working through any insecurities I feel. Like the other day for example. The thought popped into my head that I might appear to … Read moreHe Said She Said

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Adventures With The Boogeyman

I like to tell people in early recovery that we should look at sobriety as an adventure. It can be filled with fears and uncertainty, but also wonderful discoveries. Some of these discoveries help us to grow and understand ourselves better—two important ingredients for greater happiness. While others help us with our fears and to … Read moreAdventures With The Boogeyman

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A Quiet Confidence

Whether we’re aware of it or not, there are different levels of things we experience both in life and as a person. For instance. There are different levels of wealth or debt we occur. Different levels of happiness we experience. Different levels of love we feel for people. Different levels of faith one can have. … Read moreA Quiet Confidence

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