Fake it Till You Make It!

“I learn by going where I have to go.”  – Theodore Roethke There was a time that I had to take a “fake till I make it” philosophy!  I had to walk “as if” until I could develop the strategies, skills, faith and most of all positive mental attitude.  I learned that it is easier to … Read more

Desire to Succeed

“The vision that you glorify in your mind, the ideal that you enthrone in your heart this you will build your life by, and this you will become.” – James Lane Allen The late Earl Nightingale a man that changed my life for the better due to the principles he taught stated, “We become what … Read more


“Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity.” – Gilda Radner Life is ambiguous and filled with contradictions.  Addiction is a huge contradiction, as much as we can predict and see patterns for people that are in throws … Read more


This is an excellent daily reflection, I wanted to share it!  Dan 🙂 TRUSTED SERVANTS They are servants. Theirs is the sometimes thankless privilege of doing the group’s chores. TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 134 In Zorba the Greek, Nikos Kazantzakis describes an encounter between his principal character and an old man busily at … Read more

Relapse Prevention

“Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.”  – Marie Curie Having a purpose in life moves us to action.  When we do what we enjoy … Read more

Alone in a Crowded Room

Abandon yourself to God as you understand God. Admit your faults to Him and to your fellows. Clear away the wreckage of your past. Give freely of what you find and join us. We shall be with you in the Fellowship of the Spirit, and you will surely meet some of us as you trudge … Read more

Action Now!

“Action is the antidote to despair.”  – Joan Baez Many of us through the years have made decisions or so we thought, only to find ourselves quickly back in the same situation we were attempting to break free of.  If you are like me, you probably hopped right onto the pity-pot and thought, “what’s the use”?  … Read more


“If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.” – Henry David Thoreau As I was confronted head on with my alcoholism and drug abuse one of my fears or better … Read more