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

Our Journey Never Ends

For those of us who profess to be on a spiritual journey while here on Earth, no matter how well we think we’re doing, there can still be times when we behave in ways that are anything but spiritual. For example, just the other day I called to say hello to a good friend of … Read more

Growing Less Troubled

“One thing I’ve learned over my long-term sobriety is that while each year sober doesn’t guarantee trouble-free times, it does give us an opportunity to grow both spiritually and as a person. It is through growth that we know troublesome times are usually temporary. It is through growth that we are able to turn hope … Read more

Finding Strength Within And Without

There were times early in my sobriety when it felt like I was barely holding onto my sanity and I wasn’t sure what to do. I was never very good at facing emotional pain or figuring out why I had it. But thankfully I did hold on. I needed help from others with these struggles. … Read more