Love

“Love is the answer, now what was the question.” In the not so distant past, I had become enamored with a kindred spirit. My old concept of love was emotionally abusive and verbally abusive when I would not get my way.  The majority of times these toxic behaviors surfaced I was going to the bars […]

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Emotional Baggage

Why we should check out emotional baggage at the door. I write this as I go on my first vacation in four years,  so it is an appropriate time to talk about baggage.  If I was still carrying all the things I ever owned I would still be stuck at the baggage counter.  Similar to how […]

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Life on Life's Terms

Life on life’s terms is difficult for many to deal with, it was very troublesome for me to say the least.  One of the main factors of this was due to the lack of consistency of situations. Lack of consistency was what I feared in life so I fed my impulses habitually to maintain what […]

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Life on Life’s Terms

Life on life’s terms is difficult for many to deal with, it was very troublesome for me to say the least.  One of the main factors of this was due to the lack of consistency of situations. Lack of consistency was what I feared in life so I fed my impulses habitually to maintain what […]

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Surviving the Storm

Surviving the storm of life can be an immense undertaking. Sometimes, these storms of life can ignite a spark deep within us. As a pyrophyte, the mighty Sequoia tree needs fire to start the cycle of rebirth. I  myself needed the fire of emotional pain to start the cycle of a new life. Without the […]

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First Speech

This is the first speech I ever gave about my experience with mental health and addiction.  As little as a month before I had told a friend how I could never give a speech.  When I first agreed to do this speech I was very afraid. I was new to recovery and working through mental […]

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