Rule # 62

“The one important thing I have learned over the years is the difference between taking one’s work seriously and taking one’s self seriously. The first is imperative, the second is disastrous.” – Margot Fonteyn I was out of work and sober over two years. At the time it was a difficult time in the country, … Read more

“Recovery Thinking, 90-Days to Change Your Life!”

When you indulge the “creature” it gains power! — Dan Callahan So it has been an exciting 12 hours with the release of my first commercial book, “Recovery Thinking, 90-Days to Change Your Life!“. When the email came that it was approved and listed I was so ecstatic words can’t express the joy and pride … Read more

Cunning, Baffling….

By every form of self-deception and experimentation, [real alcoholics] will try to prove themselves exceptions to the rule …. Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th ed., pg. 31 Alcoholism and addiction are cunning, baffling and powerful! Quite frankly, for those of us that have the “Creature” it owns us when we are in it! We justify, rationalize and … Read more

Lose the ” ‘T “

Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.  —Dale Carnegie When it comes to recovery action is the key. We must take action, we must live our lives proactively. It is so much more … Read more

OPIOID ABUSE CONNECTED TO MOOD, ANXIETY DISORDERS

OPIOID ABUSE CONNECTED TO MOOD, ANXIETY DISORDERS Recent studies examining the overwhelming problem of non-medical prescription drug abuse and addiction have shown a link between those suffering from all mood and anxiety disorders and the potential for opioid abuse. The study seems to show that in many cases the abuse of opioids is a form … Read more

New Year Resolve!

What if you could be anything, or anybody, you chose to be? Think about it. What would you choose to be? —Nido Qubein I have reflected on all of the chatter about “New Year Resolutions”. As I read through each one of them I thought, “why do people make these, they simply do not work”. … Read more