How Spiritual Growth Enabled Me to Love Myself

This is from chapter 8 of my book, Facing Our Fears. I’m coming up on 25 years of continuous sobriety next month and it was good reading this again. It showed me where I was spiritually and emotionally back then. But several years later I would eventually figure out the whole Julia Roberts thing and … Read more

An Experienced Path

“The path of recovery, whether it be from mental illness, addiction, or both. Cannot be measured by time, but it can be measured by our experiences. The triumphs we have that give us greater self-confidence. The love for ourselves that we develop along the way. The failures that provide us a chance to learn and … Read more

Working On Happiness

An excerpt that ties in with something else I wrote about in my book, Facing Our Fears. My infatuation with Julia Roberts and how it had to do with my fears and insecurities. I have become much better at turning my day around and feeling good about myself. But there was a time in my … Read more

Defining Our Identity

An excerpt from my book, Facing Our Fears. I hope you like it. “Identity: I want more people to love themselves and be happy with who they are, but we need to be careful not to let just one thing define us. For example, those in recovery shouldn’t let their substance-use disorders define who they … Read more

United We Love Divided We Hate

“While Donald Trump, sadly, continues to falsely claim that the election was rigged and cause an even more frightening division in this country. As the sun “legitimately” sets on his presidency, I want people to know that I never hated him. Hate can consume us and prevent us from growing spiritually. I also never hated … Read more