“But the actual or potential alcoholic, with hardly an exception, will be absolutely unable to stop drinking on the basis of self-knowledge.” Alcoholics Anonymous, pg. 39 What is an alcoholic?  We received an e-mail regarding a young man that is not sure whether he is alcoholic.  He wonders if maybe he is mentally ill.  I … Read more

Reap What You Sow!

“Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.” — Og Mandino Recovery is the game of patience.  Patience with yourself yet having a sense of urgency.   Learning to live one day at a time but having a vision for the future.  Putting in the footwork and setting our lives on solid … Read more


“Talent alone won’t make you a success. Neither will being in the right place at the right time, unless you are ready. The most important question is: ‘Are your ready?’” –Johnny Carson Happiness is achieved by preparing for life.  Life has a way of throwing the curve ball to us while we are sitting on … Read more

Show Up!

“I’ve found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck,  take more chances. Be more active. Show up more often.”  Brian Tracy Showing up is half the battle.  Being present, actually taking an active role in my life is essential.  That may sound ridiculous but as an active alcoholic I could be present … Read more


“No time like the present.” Delarivier Manley (1663–1724)  English writer When in doubt, just do it!  We all look for the perfect time in all we do.  Through the early years of recovery I remember thinking, “If I can only get through this, then everything will be great”!  I looked at my challenges as roadblocks … Read more