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Autism, Addiction and Me

I was born in 1955. Way back then there were basically 3 types of “kids”: just the regular let’s play hide-an-seek, build a fort, throw rocks, ride bikes, ring doorbells and run, make random calls and ask if “Ben Dover” was home (caller ID ruined that), get muddy, mercurochromed bloody knees and elbows, be home by dinner time kind. Then there were the “weird” kids. Now, this class...

Miracles Of Recovery

Miracles Of Recovery will build an all-inclusive atmosphere and platform for all who suffer from addiction as well as those who love them, addressing the stigma of SUD (substance use disorder), embracing all recovery paths, while providing real and affordable continuing engagement with treatment professionals and established recovery communities worldwide as well as creating new ones. Miracles...

The Wisdom of Tears

“If we never experience the chill of a dark winter, it is very unlikely that we will ever cherish the warmth of a bright summer’s day. Nothing stimulates our appetite for the simple joys of life more than the starvation caused by sadness or desperation. In order to complete our amazing life journey successfully, it is vital that we turn each and every dark tear into a pearl of wisdom, and...

Blessings of Freedom

"Simple, but not easy; a price had to be paid. It meant destruction of self-centeredness." Alcoholics Anonymous.After having been on the spiritual path for a time, the truth became evident,the only person restricting me, shutting me off from the peace and happiness I so desperately craved, was me. Though it was a pivotal moment in my life, it was not a pleasant one. I had spent years carefully...

Connected Inspiration

Regardless of belief, if we are honest, we have felt the inspiration he is describing. That stirring, those thoughts and feelings that well up from seemingly nowhere, often catching us by surprise. Those AHA! moments when the solution to a problem "pops" into our mind, when we look at something or someone, perhaps for the hundredth, thousandth time, and we see through a different lens, a new...

Spiritual Pizza

"Opening to the power of intention, you begin knowing that conception, birth and death are all natural aspects of the energy field of creation." Wayne DyerEverything is comprised of energy, everything. When dieting, people will often count calories to manage their weight. But how many know what a “calorie”really is? Well, it is a measurement of energy. A calorie is the amount of heat(energy)...

From “Who am I” into “I Am Who”

"Faith without works is dead." There is an eternal question we all must address: are we willing to go to any length for a Spiritual awakening? No one can answer this question for another, and it is only truly answered through our actions and regardless of path of enlightenment chosen, one of the side effects of walking this path is often feeling unworthy, the sense of "who am I" to suggest to...

Fearless, Just For Today

“One more dance along the razor's edge finished. Almost dead yesterday, maybe dead tomorrow, but alive, gloriously alive, today.” Robert JordanFear is the mind killer. Fear will attempt to layer us with guilt and shame dredged from the past, while burying us with anxiety about the future. Learning to live, a day at a time, is one of the keys to freedom. To do this we must take the specters...

The Wisdom Of Patience

“Patience is the companion of wisdom.” Saint AugustinePatience.  I recall a student saying to me years ago in all earnestness "I know I need patience, I just need it right now!" Eventually we laughed, but in the moment, he truly couldn't see the forest for the trees.Today as never before society and our lives move at a breakneck pace. Today I laugh when I realize I'm starting to feel...

The Right Thing and The Hard Part

"The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it." General Norman Schwarzkopf. From 25 to 30 years of age I was pretty much lost in self and a haze of intoxication. By 25 I had had a good job, owned a home, drove a nice car, was married and a father. Though my daughter was stuck with me, the rest was gone or going. Now, I am supposedly a pretty...