A Human Being Spiritual

At the end of the day, I am happy with who I am, because I know who I am. A human being who has learned how to practice love, kindness, understanding, and tolerance toward others and themselves. Or what I like to call, being spiritual. Now it can be hard to show any one of … Read more A Human Being Spiritual

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Being Happy With Who We Are

“When I was young. I never needed anyone. And makin’ love was just for fun. Those days are gone. Livin’ alone. I think of all the friends I’ve known. But when I dial the telephone. Nobody’s home.” I had girlfriends as a teenager. But the above lyrics from the song All By Myself, sung by Eric … Read more Being Happy With Who We Are

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Don’t Fear Your Happiness

I’m wishing everyone a Happy New Year. And a sober one should help ensure that. When I look back over my 21 and a half years of sobriety, I can honestly say that the biggest obstacle I faced was fear.  Fortunately, many of the fears I had turned out to be the boogeyman and any … Read more Don’t Fear Your Happiness

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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 more I’m Not Sick Anymore

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I’m No Superman

I can’t imagine ever drinking again. I enjoy being sober and living a spiritual life. I’ve become a good person who loves themselves and others. And I’m happy with who I am. But let me make two things clear. I’m no superhero when it comes to living a spiritual life. And it’s not always easy … Read more I’m No Superman

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Maybe Our Dreams Do Come True

I celebrated 21 years of continuous sobriety this month. I went from calling myself a high bottom alcoholic, to a recovered alcoholic, and at some point I called myself a self-proclaimed alcoholic. But eventually it no longer mattered what I called myself. The bottom line is that I was a problem drinker who needed to … Read more Maybe Our Dreams Do Come True

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