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Stop biting chains

Doing a retrospective today I see that I was not born drinking industrially. As I...


“Religion is for those who are scared of hell, and spirituality is for those who have been there.” Bonnie Raitt

Bonnie Raitt (November 8, 1949, Burbank, California) is a singer from the United...


Today I don't have to, I get to.

When I was using, I had to cover my tracks, run from authority, and suffer all the...


Suit up, show up, and sweep my side of the street

In recovery, I have learned that I need to take care of my business, not everybody...


Finding the Light

  I woke up yesterday, on new years day, with my usually bad hangover and I decided...


Happy New Child

Talking to my AA’s sponsor the other day, I told him that we have already been very...


Recovery happens when mistakes change from a source of shame to a source of learning.

I am learning about how shame  affects my mood.  The goal of recovery is to lose...


Be kind to yourself.

Be kind to yourself, forgive yourself, love yourself and don't push yourself too...


GRATITUDE: nothing is trite

Gratitude is one of the most spectacular feelings of the human being. Gratitude...


Keep focusing on the Big Picture

Each day we are bombarded with problems and decisions. That is the nature of life....