Rock Steady

“When you have a great and difficult task, something perhaps almost impossible, if you only work a little at a time, every day a little, suddenly the work will finish itself.” – Isak Dinesen It is so easy to get overwhelmed in early recovery.  We attempt to bite off more than we can chew.  However, having … Read more

Hope & Love

“There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow.” – Orison Swett Marden Through the years I have found that the more Hope and Love a person had as a child the greater the chance they would have at recovery.  Now of course that is … Read more

Striving for Excellence

“Striving for perfection is the greatest stopper there is.… It’s your excuse to yourself for not doing anything. Instead, strive for excellence, doing your best.” – Sir Laurence Olivier At times I have been guilty of attempting to be a perfectionist, in hindsight I can see it was an excuse for the fear of acting.  I … Read more


These allergic types can never safely use alcohol in any form at all; and once having formed the habit and found they cannot break it, once having lost their self-confidence, their reliance upon things human, their problems pile up on them and become astonishingly difficult to solve.  —Alcoholics Anonymous (4th ed.) We have Blogged before … Read more


“Let others lead small lives, but not you. Let others argue over small things, but not you. Let others cry over small hurts, but not you. Let others leave their future in someone else’s hands, but not you.” — Jim Rohn One day at a time life gets better and better and better.  I recently … Read more