Artist Gao Youjun, who goes by Tango, has created a brilliant set of drawings for your viewing pleasure. If...
This weekend I traveled to Nanaimo, British Columbia to attend the Science & Spirituality Conference. There were hundreds of...
One of my most elusive defects in character is indignation. While many feel the more commonly talked character flaw of pride suffices to captures the failing, I would have to differ. From my experience, Pride is a rather easy bug to capture through the dragnet of a daily inventory,... Read more
The battle for an Alcoholic is not with alcohol, it’s with pain. A deeply repressed pain, yet serves as the primary influencer when it comes to decision making for an Alcoholic. This suffering leaves you in despair for the antidote that too isn’t apparent. I don’t think I will... Read more
I have been reading Norman Vincent Peale’s book The Tough Minded Optimist, and I came across an insightful passage I wanted to share with you on the importance of connecting with God. This brilliant analogy came about from a conversation Dr.Peale had with a foundry superintendent. While this book... Read more
Life has a way of leaning on us all, and when we are greeted with that ugly day of desperation, we seek reprieve. Whatever the coping mechanism you initiate against this awful burden, they often run their course with little to no impact, leaving you feeling defeated. The pain gets... Read more
Release me from this everlasting pain I feel when I am without love. Give me the love of my life. Give me someone to love. Let me live in peace with this love and let our love grow into something based in perfect trust. Let me soak in that... Read more
Our ability to leave a mark on another’s heart is unfathomable. The seed that is that expression rarely blooms with the same impact and bounty as we imagine. The inevitable impact is rarely fully grasped. Whether self-deprecation or doubt causes us internally armour up, the internal resistance to create... Read more
All I know is, I want to be happy, all the time. The craziest part of this whole ideal is that if someone said “okay, tell me what will make you happy, and I will do it for you?” I don’t know if I could give you an answer... Read more
One of the biggest lies people in recovery unconsciously lather themselves up with is the notion that the more time you have sober the less chance you have to relapsing. This is also usually paired with the belief that an old timer is more spiritually fit than someone with... Read more
One of the most difficult challenges I’ve faced over the years is fighting that intense distortion of thought that tells me I have arrived. I have reached the pinnacle of knowledge and wisdom in AA, and all the words that fall from my lips need to be etched in... Read more