Hey all! Lou here; I'm happy to say that I've returned to the blog after taking the summer off. With the strain of the pandemic flooding everybody's lives, myself included, I very much felt as I needed to take some time to myself. It was a mostly peaceful and cathartic time, but I do apologize … Continue reading Lou’s Return/Happy National Recovery Month!
Recovery Quotes About Overcoming Adversity “Not until we are lost we begin to find ourselves.” ~Henry David Thoreau “The diamond cannot be polished without friction, nor the person perfected without trials.” ~Chinese proverb “You have to break down before you can break through.” ~Marilyn Ferguson “It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be.” ~J.K. … Continue reading Positive Vibes in the Midst of a Pandemic
Hey all -- Lou here! Been a little bit since we've last spoken, and I do apologize for that, it's been crazy busy at work and at home. I must admit, there have been some stresses in my personal life, but you know what, I'm getting through them; it's owing to God's will and by … Continue reading NEW entry added to the book club!!
Now as adults, I think for the most part we do our best to at least show gratitude for the gifts others give us around Christmas time. However, we all know a gift we’ve given to a kid that just didn’t make the cut. It gets tossed, or maybe a “this sucks, I don’t want … Continue reading SHARED: Receiving Gifts — The Banquet Table
Addiction is a word typically used to describe a person’s dependence upon a substance or habit, either physically or psychologically. Though traditionally used in relation to the abuse of alcohol or drugs, people also use addiction to describe an unhealthy focus on other areas ranging from food to video games. What does the Bible teach … Continue reading SHARED: Anyone Wonder What the Authority of the Bible Says About Addiction? — NationalAddictionNews.com
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today posted a warning letter to Alkermes, Inc. of Massachusetts, for inaccurately branding the drug Vivitrol (an extended-release injection formulation of naltrexone) by omitting warnings about the most serious risks associated with the drug from promotional materials. Vivitrol is approved for the prevention of relapse to opioid dependence, following … Continue reading SHARED: FDA issues warning letter for not including the most serious risks in advertisement for medication-assisted treatment drug — NationalAddictionNews.com
This is, by far, one of my favorite passages written in the Big Book (of Alcoholics Anonymous). Upon first reading this inspirational portion, I was awestruck. To be honest, I think it was the simplicity of the text that truly compelled me. Moreover, this is a useful section to return to especially if you toil … Continue reading MUSINGS: The Broad Highway
There are two ways people handle not being able to sleep––lie in bed staring up at your dark ceiling in an attempt to Pavlov your body into unconsciousness, or accept your fate and scroll through your phone in the hopes that its light will burn out your retinas. Maybe that second one’s just me. … Continue reading SHARED: 7 Books About Insomnia to Distract You From Late-Night Dread — Electric Literature
Happy Hemp Day! I’m always talking about hemp and its amazing health & environmental benefits, so I thought I’d share a bit more today. Hemp is one of the oldest and most sustainable crops in the world. It is highly nutritious, very versatile and great for the environment. Hemp seeds have been […] via All about … Continue reading SHARED: All about Hemp — Flawsome Jem
NOTE FROM LOU: Here is another drafting of part of the magazine article I wrote for this month's issue of Journey magazine that didn't make it to print. I understand completely that magazines only have so much space for content, and they do have to be conscious of their advertisers. Thankfully, I'm able to share … Continue reading ENTRY: Forwardness Forever (Rest of the ‘Journey’ article)