Failure isn’t Fatal…

“It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt If you look up the definition of “Do-Over” in the dictionary there will be a glaring photo of me right next to it. I am not … Read more

We Have Ceased Fighting!

And we have ceased fighting anything or anyone— even alcohol. — Big Book, p. 84 The Big Book was written with exceptional insight into the human condition. Throughout the books first 164 pages and specifically in chapter three, “More on Alcoholism” Bill is a wordsmith. He uses suggestion, possibility and the analogy of the “Jaywalker” … Read more

The Game Changer!

Success leaves clues.  — Tony Robbins If you have read my blog, book, articles and or workbook you probably know that the basis of the recovery process is making sure that an individual looking to recover has every possible advantage working “for them” and not “against them”. I want to stack the deck in their favor. … Read more


We all have contradictions in our lives.   — Carolyn Peabody, PhD It seems I can never get away with the contradictions in my own head! Yesterday I wrote about helping a friend in need and to be honest it was less than ten minutes later that this thought popped into my head, “Hey what … Read more


Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great. – Mark Twain When I first realized that I may have a problem with alcohol I said something to my best friend at the time. I was … Read more

Suncoast Rehabilitation Center

Suncoast Rehabilitation Center The Suncoast Rehabilitation Center is nestled in magnificent Hernando County, Florida. A secluded yet highly accessible location situated in proximity to the spectacular shores of Tampa/St Pete Florida. With white sandy beaches, countryside, farms, orange groves and everything in between Suncoast Rehabilitation Center is close to it all! Besides the awesome location … Read more

“B” Be a Student of Life.

“Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.” — Albert Einstein As a reminder the A. B. C’s of the Recovered Life are: “A” Always be Positive… “B” Be a Student of Life… “C” Cheerlead Others… I have pointed out in the past that recovery principles are the same as success principles … Read more

Pain Becomes a Strength…

Life is very interesting…in the end, some of your greatest pains become your greatest strengths. — Drew Barrymore In the life of recovery I would venture to say that most of our greatest pains and challenges become our strengths. Without a doubt the pain of addiction converts into the joy of living when we recover. But … Read more