Perfection of character is this: to live each day as if it were your last, without frenzy, without apathy, without pretense. — Marcus Aurelius Living life on life’s terms in a way that is accepting of the challenges we face. Recognizing that nothing, absolutely nothing cannot be overcome. An old friend Walter would always say, … Read more

Faith and Doubt

“Faith requires a firm and unquestioning belief in something for which there is little or no proof. You must have more faith.” – Marshall Sylver My sponsor Joe always reminded me that Faith without Doubt is not Faith! I have always remembered that. In good times and in not so good of times I have … Read more

Limitations, Limit!

“Argue for your limitations and surely they’ll be yours.” – Marshall Sylver The most hurtful phrase in our vocabulary is, “I Can’t”. When we set limitations on what we can and cannot do we are stifling our human potential. We are human becomings i.e. we strive to become better and better people each and every … Read more

Social Media Aiding Addiction Recovery

Addiction is an every-day battle. Mornings are struggles to wake up, nights are long and fitful. Mantras against substance abuse become the only words in the internal vocabulary. Recovering from addiction is as much a state of being as the addiction process itself. Many people have only those in support groups to help them through … Read more

Alcohol Addiction and Treatment

Statistics dating back to the 1980s show that alcohol addiction is a widespread condition affecting millions of people. The physical and mental nature of alcohol dependency is nothing new; in fact, alcoholism has been a known nemesis for centuries and continues to wreak havoc on societies by and large. This occurrence is particularly problematic, primarily due to a … Read more


“Every time you respond in a certain fashion, it gets easier and easier to respond.” – Marshall Sylver E + R = O Event Plus Response Equals Outcome. As an alcoholic I was explosive at times, and to be honest in early recovery I found myself popping as well. What I have found is when … Read more


“When you encounter difficulties and contradictions, do not try to break them, but bend them with gentleness and time.” – St. Francis de Sales Addiction and alcoholism are filled with contradictions. I remember when I first went to rehab the definition of alcoholism encompassing the term “Progressive”. In my mind at the time progressive meant … Read more