Once again there is a gap in posts. Some of that can be chalked up to life, some of it has to do with me, and some of it boils down to not knowing what to write. As I sat in front of the blank landscape of my computer screen I struggled. I struggled to … [Read more…]


Things happen in life that can be difficult to handle. Something breaks, well laid plans fall apart, major repairs on a car, toxic people impact our lives, relationships dissolve, and sometimes the story ends for someone you know. Often when being told about these things I hear a sense of being out of control. At … [Read more…]

Life Happens

It’s been over two months since I’ve blogged and for both you and I; I apologize. Life happened. Some great things happened. Some heartbreaking things happened. That just seems to be how life goes sometimes. We can’t have one without the other. Getting through those challenges can be exhausting. For me there was about a … [Read more…]

Breaking the Chains

This is not just about recovery. This is for everyone. Lately I’ve been seeing this trend of diminishing others experience to either maintain or legitimize the status quo. In the realm of recovery from a mental health or substance abuse challenge diminishing someone’s experience can be devastating. Devastating to the point that it can and … [Read more…]

New Beginnings

Over the last few days I’ve had a lot going on. At times it’s felt very overwhelming and like I’m barely keeping my head above water. Even with all of this happening I’ve had to sit back and acknowledge the significance of it all. On one side I’m completing the process of closing an old … [Read more…]