Chance to Start Over

I was chasing my dreams with every drink that went down… But I never got past the edge of my bed…  Till I finally gave up the fight, sweet surrender gave me back my Life!  –Sonia Lee Yesterday I received a wonderful gift from Sonia Lee.  Sonia is a recovered folk musician/artist in Nashville Tennessee.  … Read more

From our Friend in Recovery, Hope Guest!

Throughout our lives, leading up to our active addiction, we chose to wallow in all of the negativism that our lives held; worshiping our own self pity. Today, if we truly desire recovery, we must choose to rejoice in the positives, regardless of how loud the negatives are sounding to us. Insanity is doing the … Read more

Hope

“Hope is a light diet, but very stimulating.”  – Honoré de Balzac Faith, hope, and love. The three emotional needs we all have.  Without these needs being met, dysfunction abounds.   For those of us that choose alcohol or other mind altering drugs to fill this gap, real life recovery is the answer.    Positive meaningful recovery … Read more

Happiness

“Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.” – Storm Jameson If I could sum up happiness in one sentence I would go with Storm’s definition.  Happiness is not a byproduct of things, although when we are deprived we repel happiness.  Happiness is … Read more

Respond vs React

“You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.”  – George Horace Lorimer Life is worth enjoying every minute of every day.  Of course that does not mean that we will not face adversity.  In fact quite the opposite.  We will be confronted with challenges however … Read more

Enthusiasm

Each and every morning the first thing I do before I have my morning cup of coffee is do my prayer, meditation and prep for the day with “My Morning Mental Workout”. My attitude everyday will determine my success in the future.  Today I will walk, talk, act and believe like the person I wish … Read more

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone!  Joy to the world…  I have spent Christmas in 3 different Countries over the past 4 years.  All 3 are extremely different!  But one thing stays constant, that is JOY.  It is a time of celebration.  In my early years of recovery I would dread the holidays.  Today I love the holidays … 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