9,000 Days…

“It’s not what you’ve got, it’s what you use that makes a difference.” —Zig Ziglar Yesterday my son Sean posted on my Facebook page a congratulatory message for attaining 9,000 days of continuous sobriety. I tried to think back about what was going on in the world in 1988. I couldn’t remember a thing to … Read more

Cleaning the Cobwebs

“Sometimes the biggest gain in productive energy will come from cleaning the cobwebs, dealing with old business, and clearing the desks – cutting loose debris that’s impeding forward motion.” — David Allen The longer I am sober the more clear I can see that Bill Wilson was so advanced in his thinking. The first 164 … 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

Self Improvement

“If you expect the best, you will be the best. Learn to use one of the most powerful laws in this world; change your mental habits to belief instead of disbelief. Learn to expect, not to doubt. In so doing, you bring everything into the realm of possibility.” — Dr. Norman Vincent Peale Possibility thinking … Read more


“I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to be honorable, to be compassionate. It is, after all, to matter: to count, to stand for something, to have made some difference that you lived at all.” – Leo Rosten The idea of fulfilling the basic human need of “Significance” is not … 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

Astoria Pointe and Rosebriar Residential Treatment Center

Astoria Pointe I had the pleasure to speak with Bill Dooner of Astoria Pointe Recovery. I was calling Astoria Pointe to discuss their listing on Rehabs.org. Bill did not identify himself as the founder of the facility he simply spoke to me in a courteous and pleasant manner. We chatted a bit and he suggested … Read more