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 the most peculiar things you’ll hear in the rooms of Recovery is that “my mind has a contract out on my ass”. A typical response to such a claim might be a complete dismissal. “My mind is just fine, thank you very much”, I’d said to myself... 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
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
If you were predestined to only ever to be a worker amongst workers, could you find contentment with life? What would it feel like to find out today that none of your deepest grandiose dreams and desires would never come true? No matter how hard you strived to game... Read more
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