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So grateful to be sober today. Whew!

I am grateful to be sober today. Yesterday was the kind of day where I would have...


We are Called

We who are addicts must not view our addiction as an affliction but rather a divine...


Who Knows? The Farmer's Son: Fortune or Misfortune?

  CLASSIC WISDOM TALE: "One day in late summer, an old farmer was working in his...


Suffering? Become a Lake

The Glass of Salt Water A wise old man asked a young man, who was very sad, to put...


The Most Dangerous Animal

I live on an island with many dangerous animals. I had an alligator attack me. The...


Things don't change, but we do

Problems will always occur. That is life. That doesn't change. One one problem dissipates,...


Are you a wounded healer?

"Nobody escapes being wounded. We all are wounded people, whether physically, emotionally,...


How to survive riptides

So I'm floating peacefully and playing in the waves just off the beach in the great...


When I was drinking, I wouldn't let go until it had scratch marks all over it.

Today I know it's OK to accept life on life's terms, that I can let go of trying...


Count the Angels not the Devils

I used to drink and think about how many aweful people had hurt me. I carried the...