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
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
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?
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
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?
I fell in love in Junior High, not with a girl but with my imagination. That was the year I began my infatuation with writing. ___ It was grade eight and whenever I was asked to write a story, my mind went into overdrive. Writing was my way of getting high… it still is. Writing is great, but … More This is Why I Write: Because it Changes Me
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
This week we had three tiny fires on the same day. Keep an eye on the tiny fires, because something big is happening. ___ Three fires in one day. That was a day. Wednesday we had three fires, tiny fires. Tiny fires are easily forgotten but they carry a gift if you are ready for it. Three fires in … More Tiny Fires Can Make You Choose A Big Life
Shopping for Halloween costumes made me humor-drunk. ___ Humor can save us and it can make us high. When we laugh, our brains secrete what my doctor calls “happy chemicals.” That’s probably what drug dealers say about everything they sell. No, my doctor is not a “doctor of back alley medicine.” Five reasons why laughter … More Five Benefits of Being Humor Drunk
Our cracks are very real and often painful. How we heal can lead to greater strength and increased value. ___ I like to keep broken things for a while. Fixing broken stuff feels good because I believe there is always more life inside. Just yesterday, I threw out an old laptop case. The case was fine … More To Heal, You Must Become The Art