Mistakes as a Recovered Person

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. – Thomas Edison, 1847-1931. Most of us that have been plagued by addiction have had our share of failure.  Looking at our failures as the direct result of our addiction allows us to write … Read more

The Difficulty of Winning

Difficulties mastered are opportunities won. — Winston Churchill I often point to the comeback as what really matters.  Of course the persistence and relentless leadership of Winston Churchill in World War 2 is a great example.   Winning in life is not necessarily the goal of life.  Striving to achieve our “Purpose” is the underlying … Read more

Take Action; Family and Friends

“One starts an action simply because one must do something.” – T. S. Eliot Alcoholism and addiction are addressed usually after a series of challenges that expand over substantial periods of time.  Typically, the addict takes action after a Significant Emotional Event, a SEE.  Of course family and friends are the first to recognize that … Read more


I enjoy reading today. As I have mentioned I receive a bunch of newsletters and ezines. When I read these they always stimulate thought and ideas. It is difficult to totally agree on everything in one article. In fact that goes both ways. I do receive comments on my blogs, website, Facebook, MySpace etc… Sometimes … Read more

Drug and Alcohol Rehab: Pursuit of Light, An Extraordinary Journey

When it comes to recovery the rehabilitation process can be described as difficult at best. Often individuals and families have responded to their personal traumas differently. There was a time in my life that the “why” of it all seemed so important. I would read about the experiences of folks that responded differently to the … Read more

People Pleasing Can Also Become an Addiction, Carol Adler

This morning I received a phone call from a man who is attempting to rebuild his business–and his life. I’ve known this person for several years and followed him on a path that has taken him to the summit in his business successes and subsequently plunged him into the depths of despair. Riddled by alcoholism … Read more

“The Promise” by Sandy Brewer

This is a wonderful piece written by my friend Sandy Brewer, author of “Pursuit of Light” a must read. Please enjoy and Happy Holidays…. Dan 🙂 THE PROMISE By Sandy Brewer There is something universal and transcendent about Christmas, an underlying harmonic that draws people together, sparking the potential for uplifting the human spirit. It’s … Read more