You Can’t Get There From Here

In 1997, I was just over a year sober and would enter one of the worst times in my sobriety. Due to an event that included exercise and me believing I had a heart attack, which I didn’t, I would go through a mild, but almost debilitating depression and have my first anxiety attack. However, … Read more

How Spiritual Growth Enabled Me to Love Myself

This is from chapter 8 of my book, Facing Our Fears. I’m coming up on 25 years of continuous sobriety next month and it was good reading this again. It showed me where I was spiritually and emotionally back then. But several years later I would eventually figure out the whole Julia Roberts thing and … Read more

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

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