Sometimes the greatest moments come unannounced. ___ I rode the bus to work the other day. The bus is not how I usually get to work. Normally I drive, but we are car shopping right now. First lesson, the bus is slow. And hot. The bus that I ride speaks to you at each stop. A … More When Life Becomes Difficult, Maybe it’s Time To Get Off The Bus?
Dust contains tiny bits of life. ___ 20 years of dust It came out of nowhere. I went to sleep And it found me An inch thick and a mile wide Like a blanket, But cold And lonely. Befriended by dust And a lonely couch Lost without a map Sick without a doctor. … More The Dusty Man
The most important moment in recovery is BEFORE you make a change. ___ The moments before you make a change are the most important ones. The moments before you make a change are the most important ones. What do you think about this? Before you decide to quit alcohol, or reduce your substance use, or … More Moments Count in Our Recovery
You can’t get away from the dust, it’s inside of you. But you can make peace with it. ___ Dust. You are covered in it. It’s in your DNA, mixed in with your personality, your health, your propensities and your essence. Even your shadow is full of dust. The best relationships are dusty relationships. The … More The Best Relationships are Dusty
The work of recovery is growing up. Don’t fear, this guide will help you to understand the 8 tasks of maturity. ___ Recovery is not all that it is promised. You hope for freedom from addiction, release from mood swings, and relief from cravings and what I call the Spiny Toothed Mad Man. Recovery, it … More The Wide Road of Recovery: Maturity and Recovery
Your keys hold profound lessons. Don’t neglect them, because they want to talk to you. ___ You are like a new key. Sometimes you can be sharp, with rough and perfect edges. Sometimes you expect too much and you can be stuck up and rigid. New keys always stick. I don’t know the exact reason … More Do You Know the Four Keys to Relationship Resilience?
Understanding addiction will help you to understand recovery. ___ Everything you know about addiction may be wrong. But not because of science, and not because I know things that you don’t. Sometimes our minds search for simple answers and as a result, we get it wrong. Everything you know about addiction may be wrong. But … More What is Addiction and What is it Not?
What eats at you makes you. It drives you. ___ Science got it wrong. You are not what you eat. As I age I am realising that time is not always friendly. I hope that I have a lot of years ahead of me but I don’t want to reach retirement and feel like I wasted … More Binge Eating: You Are What Eats at You
Canada celebrates our 149th birthday today! ___ Today is Canada’s birthday. It’s our way of holding a “True North Strong And Free” celebration. Canada’s national anthem reminds us of some of the things that Canada is all about: Our land is vast and our people are vaster. We are a country of vasterness. I know that’s … More What Does it Mean to Be Canadian?
Your keys hold profound lessons. Don’t neglect them, because they want to talk to you. ___ You are like a new key. Sometimes you can be sharp, with rough and perfect edges. Sometimes you expect too much and you can be stuck up and rigid. New keys always stick. I don’t know the exact reason … More Do You Know the Five Keys to Growing Old With Grace?