This weekend I traveled to Nanaimo, British Columbia to attend the Science & Spirituality Conference. There were hundreds of...
I can’t edit. Call it dyslexia, call it a lack of thoroughness, but nonetheless I simply can’t edit my...
One of the biggest weaknesses of Alcoholics Anonymous(AA) is that mental health isn’t covered in more depth. Millions of people suffering from addiction, too suffer from untreated mental health issues which originally lead them to their addiction/alcoholism. Their consumption coping strategy was often their only way to making life... Read more
Over the years I have heard people sling the term ‘generational curse’ around while speaking on the subject of strife and struggle. “The Smiths have been fighting this ugly generational curse for as long as I can remember”, is a typical phrase that comes to mind in my case.... Read more
Sprinting now at full speed, my feet seemed to barely touch the surface of the road below as my legs were blasting through paces. My peers standing just one floor above of me were gleaming down at me in total confusion to what I was up to. I truly... Read more
The last two weeks have unearthed something inside of me, and the feelings associated with this fierce birthing are terrible. I have the vague sense that something great inside of me is shifting. As experienced many times in the past as I grow, emotional Pain seems to be reverberate... Read more
Over the last couple of weeks I have been on my own truth seeking mission. A short while ago it was ‘suggested’ that an annual inventory might be a good gift to offer myself as I approached another year of sobriety. For those of you in the in, we... Read more
There is a resistance in me that is so subtle. It rises with such quietness, even the most vigilant eyes and ears wouldn’t be able to detect. The arrival is sharp. Its ghostly rising seems to convert itself to a tidal wave of suffocating anxiety in the time it... Read more
Lord help me from making the same mental mistakes over and over again. The magnetism of self-pity seems to pull me from the steadfastness of gratitude. I don’t rarely recognize the pull, but I sure recognize the pain and burden associated with it. Anxiety grips me once again, transporting... Read more
I feel like King David who wrote most of the Psalms. One day we find ourselves screaming to the skies for relief, and the next you are gleaming with appreciation for all the beauty and joy around you. The last couple of days for me have been rather taxing.... Read more
When I cluelessly entered the rooms of recovery, so encased in my own misery, I rarely took anything from the meetings. What I did seem to pick up on was how many people talking about this “number one offender” that seem erode at serenity in life. My head may... Read more
Fear…This short word somehow touches about every aspect of our lives. It was an evil and corroding thread; the fabric of our existence was shot through with it. It set in motion trains of circumstances which brought us misfortune we felt we didn’t deserve. -Big Book p.67 There are... Read more
If you trace the life path backwards of anyone struggling with addiction you will eventually uncover some degree of emotional trauma. As you will hear in Lamar’s case, he first faced his own trauma at the young age of 12. If an individual is not taught the appropriate coping... Read more
Taking on the responsibility as a guiding force in someone’s life is not to be taking lightly. As a sponsor you act as a bridge that will help connect newcomers to a beautiful new way of life. When done well, you will leave an indelible mark on that individual’s... Read more