From Where I Sit

It’s pretty obvious now why I got clean all those years ago. So in the quiet of the afternoon, while watching her rest her beautiful heart from the onslaught of noise that is today, I realize down to my core…

Every Minute Means More

Another telescope photo from my 13-year-old daughter as we get ready to leave Ocean Shores. As I gazed upon the moon I realized every minute with my family means more than the previous one to me today. I simply feel…

She Is Part Of My Why

A moment like this is one of the true gifts of sobriety. This is a picture of my daughter, who is about to sing in the studio for the first time ever on her band’s original song. And because of…

Don't Look Back

One of the many things I was taught in my program of recovery is that my life is conditioned by my own thoughts. Not by the thoughts of anyone else in the past or present.And I clearly see there’s no…

I Don't Miss It

I remember so many days(months?)when I was at the bottom, on my knees praying for something, for anything, to help me get clean. 

But it had to start with me admitting I was powerless and being willing to ask for…

Love or Fear?

I feel that love is always creative and fear is always destructive. It’s up to me to decide which of these two feelings will hold sway in my life. I have found that when I am of service to others…

She Makes Me Better

Happy 16th Anniversary to my beautiful wife. 

Words could never do justice to how I truly feel about her. She has seen me at my best and at my worst and has always been by my side loving and supporting…

Comfortable In My Own Skin

For many years I ingested so many chemicals to just make myself feel comfortable about who I was or wasn’t. And after putting the plug in the jug, there was much work to be done in order to figure out…

Active Addiction Vs. Active Recovery

When I was in active addiction, the entire universe revolved around me. At least in my mind… LOL… I was selfish and self-centered to the extreme and never thought of other people before myself. EVER. In every facet of my…

Gratitude

I'm with my family at the beach. And I very simply, for this moment, I am grateful for what I have. To be here with people that I love and that love and trust me is more than I could…

Stretching Out

Well, I'm above ground so I have some options... For those of you that don't know, I've been in recovery for a minute and it's the foundation of my existence. If I wasn't clean, I wouldn't be typing this, that's…