Recovery Thinking in Paperback!

Where success is concerned, people are not measured in inches or pounds or college degrees, or family background; they are measured by the size of their thinking. — David Schwartz How we think is everything. There is so much incorrect thinking going on when it comes to recovery. People are often misinformed specifically on the … Read more


“Optimism is the one quality more associated with success and happiness than any other ”  – Brian Tracy An optimistic view of our future is in order.  Life gets better and better and better every day in every way.  The life of recovery is more than simply just not drinking and drugging.  The life of … Read more

Seasons Greetings

I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.  Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol This is the time of year that we traditionally take some time to reflect.  Whether you celebrate, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or you have another way of celebrating the holiday season it is a time to … Read more


Humility does not mean thinking less of yourself than of other people, nor does it mean having a low opinion of your own gifts.  It means freedom from thinking about yourself at all.  ~William Temple If you read this blog you know that humility  is one of our Joy principles.  How does one actually acquire … Read more


“We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.”  -Winston Churchill In early recovery for quite a few years on Friday afternoon at 5:30 pm I attended “Happy Hour”.    Not the happy hour that I had learned to love in college.  A self help 12 step meeting called … Read more

Thanksgiving in the USA

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”  John F. Kennedy For those of you in the States, Happy Thanksgiving.  For all of us of the world as the USA celebrates and gives thanks it is a good time to … Read more