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February 8, 2019

I went to a psychic when I was a few years sober and she said very pointedly, “you’ll never drink again.” It was a pivotal point in my recovery. Not because the psychic knew something that I didn’t. The reason it was pivotal was because she told me something that I abs...

December 27, 2018

At 9 days sober, I thought I knew it all. Now, I'm a few weeks away from celebrating 10 years of recovery and I'm reading through the journals of my first months of the journey. 

The interesting and surprising thing is that I DID know a lot. I am reading the wisdom...

July 15, 2018

During a therapy session to work through an unconscious block to reaching the next level of success in my professional life, I was asked if I had ever been in the hospital.  "Well that was a strange question," I thought, but we were afterall, going after this block thr...

July 2, 2018

I was recently at a training where I was the only recovering alcoholic present. The trainer began a segment on addiction and began relating his love for chocolate and his will power to say no and how that needed to translate into the world of addiction. Thanks, but we'...

March 26, 2015

Having worked in various residential treatment settings over the years, I often jokingly say that it's like working in dog years.  So much happens in a single day, that often when referring to a conversation that happened just yesterday, it seems like a week ago....bec...

March 11, 2015

 

 

 

I’ve discovered that having a high functioning intellect, brimming with intelligence is not necessarily a benefit in the recovery world

 

Our brain is divided into two hemispheres.  Left and right.  Our left brain is linear, logical and likes to think (a lot!)  Our ri...