The Real Art of Conversation…

“The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right place, but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.” – Lady Dorothy Nevill ♦ Restraint of tongue and pen is a spiritual principle that if practiced may keep us from unnecessary conflict. My friend “Sarge” the … Read more

The Art of Conversation

“The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right place, but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.” – Lady Dorothy Nevill ♦ Restraint of tongue and pen is a spiritual principle that if practiced may keep us from unnecessary conflict. My friend “Sarge” the … Read more

Potentially Good Idea…

I will cooperate in supporting a potentially good idea even if I can see something wrong with it. — Dr. Robert Schuller On open mind is essential for human growth and potential. When attempting to overcome the grips of alcohol or drug addiction simply putting down the drink or drug is not enough. Changing the … Read more

Can or Can’t…

I am looking for a lot of men who have an infinite capacity to not know what can’t be done. ~ Henry Ford When we start out on the recovery journey believing that we can stay sober and live a happy life seems extremely out of reach. In the beginning we get frustrated and regress … Read more

What works?

“I never teach my pupils; I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.” — Albert Einstein One of the reasons addictions counselors and treatment providers fail so miserably is simple, they “TELL” people what to do and push them into the box that they have outlined. No where under any conditions … Read more

Character

Perfection of character is this: to live each day as if it were your last, without frenzy, without apathy, without pretense. — Marcus Aurelius Living life on life’s terms in a way that is accepting of the challenges we face. Recognizing that nothing, absolutely nothing cannot be overcome. An old friend Walter would always say, … Read more

When we believe we will achieve…

“Aerodynamically the bumblebee shouldn’t be able to fly, but the bumblebee doesn’t know that so it goes on flying anyway.” – Mary Kay Ash It is so much easier to be negative than it is to be positive. We have all heard of the concept of, “is the glass half full or half empty”. The … Read more

Seek first…

“Be interested – rather than interesting.” – Marshall Sylver We all know the type, they love to talk about themselves and their great accomplishments. When you begin to tell them a story about yourself, they chime in and tell you more about themselves. We get tired of listening to them. I think we probably all … Read more