Choosing Yourself: A No Nonsense Guide to Change

5 No-Nonsense Ways to Choose Yourself and Change Your Life ___ Every day you have 24 hours. Most of those hours are probably directed towards things that matter to you: Work, family, nutrition, exercise and Television. For some of us, TV may come first and if that is you, your priorities are probably out of … More Choosing Yourself: A No Nonsense Guide to Change

8 Myths of Happiness and What You Can Do To Feel Better

What does it take for you to feel happy? ___ Think about that question. Feeling happy: A definition that may leave you unhappy You may not feel so happy when I tell you what it ‘happy‘ really means. The root word for happy means luck, fortune or to come about by chance. I don’t know about you, … More 8 Myths of Happiness and What You Can Do To Feel Better

Addiction: Who Are You Without Your High?

Choose Your Questions and You Can Change Your Mind ___ Your high might be from drugs, alcohol, sex, exercise, shopping, food, work, being mistake free (perfect), religion, or some other obsession. For me, my high is from the drug of compulsive eating of cookies, chips and chocolate behind closed doors with no one watching. I get high from compulsive … More Addiction: Who Are You Without Your High?

Addiction: Laughing Loudly While Quietly Crying Into Your Beer

Recovery is about getting your life back. Maybe it’s time to recover your sense of humor? ___ Why are so many addicts or recovering addicts also comedians? Humor should be a part of recovery because humor is central to what it means to be a human being. Humans are the only creatures that laugh. Except for monkeys, hyenas … More Addiction: Laughing Loudly While Quietly Crying Into Your Beer

Addiction: What Can You Do When You Blow Your Recovery?

When you are in recovery, sometimes you are going to get wet. The only question is how quickly will you get back into the boat? ◊O◊ My son came home mad the other day. He was angry. “Assholes on the bus….” he muttered. He talked and I listened as he poured out his rage and his … More Addiction: What Can You Do When You Blow Your Recovery?

Nadia Bolz-Weber: The Minister to the Misfit Inside You and I

  I have a love-hate relationship with Religion… but I am beginning to change my mind, thanks to Pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber. ___ Nadia Bolz-Weber is a pastor who swears like a trucker, is covered with tattoos and was a Wiccan. She is 6’1”and competes in Crossfit. She calls herself the Minister of the Misfits and she wants … More Nadia Bolz-Weber: The Minister to the Misfit Inside You and I