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January 30, 2019

“Sometimes you make choices in life and sometimes choices make you.” – Gayle Forman, If I Stay

My daughter has been watching a relatively new show, and she came to me the other day with quite an insightful awareness.  She said to me, “Mom, I noticed everyone on this sho...

January 20, 2018

“How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.” – Wayne Dyer

Geez, I have heard this so many times, it is quite annoying.  Ironically, it is most often heard from my inner voice reminding me to get out of my own bubble assuming everything is about me or d...

“You will always define events in a manner which will validate your agreement with reality.”  

- Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

Things have calmed down a bit and have allowed me a bit more time to ponder, in the car of course (where I seem to do quite a...

“Pain in this life is not avoidable, but the pain we create avoiding pain is avoidable.”  -  R.D. Laing

We finally have reached our holiday break from school.  I have been looking forward to time with the kids, and nothing to do and nowhere to go.  I had all of the...

“Once exposed a secret loses all its power.” – Ann Aguirre

Often times I am asked why I am so open with my recovery from alcoholism.  Isn’t there shame in admitting a weakness?  Isn’t there embarrassment in recalling my behavior?  Isn’t there pain remembering the hard t...


“If you spend your life sparing people’s feelings and feeding their vanity, you get so you can’t distinguish what should be respected in them.” –F. Scott Fitzgerald   


I was working on the computer the other day, which just happened to be by the front window.  I...



“Be yourself, everyone else is already taken.”  – Oscar Wilde


You cannot be someone you’re not.  Well, I guess you can, but it makes for a very challenging life.  At least I would imagine.  Actually, scratch that.  Plenty of people pretend to be someone they are not...


“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is what it also takes to sit down and listen.” – Winston Churchill


When I first entered recovery, honesty and truth were such a big part of my beginning.   In my defense, it was necessary for me to be completely...

“The lotus flower blooms the most beautifully from the deepest and thickest mud.” – Buddhist Proverb


So, I’ve been thinking a long time about this post.  Not only about writing it, but also publishing it.  I took it as a sign that my 10 year anniversary of sobriety is...

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