Month: November 2019

Everything I Never Wanted to Be: A Memoir of Alcoholism and Addiction (Excerpt)

Everything I Never Wanted to Be: A Memoir of Alcoholism and Addiction (Excerpt)

I felt empty and sad for years, and for a long, long time, alcohol worked. I’d drink, and all the sadness would go away. Not only did the sadness go away, but I was fantastic. I was beautiful, funny, I had a great figure, and I could do math. But at some point, the booze stopped working.

Life is A Spell…

Life is A Spell…

Life is a spell so exquisite; everything conspires to break it – Emily Dickenson

Coping With Depression During the Holidays

Coping With Depression During the Holidays

The holidays are rapidly approaching; what is seen as the “most wonderful time of the year” for most, because of the colorful, beaming lights, family gatherings and hearty food, can be a very hard time to push through for most others. Whether you’re down because […]

Pocket Monsters

Pocket Monsters

“Addictions … started out like magical pets, pocket monsters. They did extraordinary tricks, showed you things you hadn’t seen, were fun. But came, through some gradual dire alchemy, to make decisions for you. Eventually, they were making your most crucial life-decisions. And they were … […]

Signs One May Suffer From PTSD As We Honor Our Veterans

Signs One May Suffer From PTSD As We Honor Our Veterans

While returning home for veterans can seem like a relief and reward for both veterans and their families, returning home is often very challenging when trying to acclimate to civilian life. In addition to these challenges is coping with psychological and emotional trauma of battlefield […]

LIFE WITHOUT WARNING SIGNS

LIFE WITHOUT WARNING SIGNS

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if life came with warning signs everywhere. Warning, don’t go there tonightWarning, don’t date him/herWarning, don’t smoke that, drink that or eat that!!!WARNING, this decision will negatively impact the next 10 years of your life! Would we listen? Would you listen? […]