SPIRITUALITY: Energy Prayer

I wrote this prayer about six years ago and it is one of my favorites. I got into crafting my own prayers because of this really, super sweet older woman I met years ago at an AA meeting. She told me she kept a journal with poems and prayers that she would write, simply because … Continue reading SPIRITUALITY: Energy Prayer

ENTRY: A Parent’s Perspective

'My Daughter’s Addiction Has Made Me Stronger' ~ When you hear about someone with an addiction overdosing and dying, you might think of how depressing it is that this person was willing to do these things to themselves for so long, and so hard that it kills them. If you don’t have an addicted loved … Continue reading ENTRY: A Parent’s Perspective

MEDIA: Under the Bridge

Just about everyone knows "Under the Bridge" by the Red Hot Chili Peppers.  A lot of people know, too, that the song does in fact pertain to drug addiction.  Many alt-rock/indie-rock bands from the early '90s were experiencing major woes when it came to the various members engaging in illicit drug use.  Obviously, partying is … Continue reading MEDIA: Under the Bridge

MEDIA: Muse du Jour

I was feeling inspired today.  You know, that's one thing I truly love about being sober.  It feels so good and fulfilling to experience real emotions again.  And it could be any emotion.  I remember having a somewhat curious bout of constant crying spells about a month into sobriety.  I know this has happened to … Continue reading MEDIA: Muse du Jour

ART: The Apprehensive Addict

I've been to many invigorating AA meetings.  And I get it; some meetings are most certainly not as fulfilling as others.  Also, it's plausible that some addicts or alcoholics might have had a negative experience related to attending a meeting, and it might be why he or she doesn't continue to go.  This is part … Continue reading ART: The Apprehensive Addict

FROM 1 ADDICT 2 ANOTHER: Amanda Talks Trust

[This entry features some strong content; please exercise the appropriate discretion.] "The other day in group, my counselor asked us what that one thing was that we'd actually valued the most before our addiction, and that we ended up not caring about anymore during our addiction. Mine was trust. Before my addiction, I really valued … Continue reading FROM 1 ADDICT 2 ANOTHER: Amanda Talks Trust

ENTRY: Praying for Energy

I’ve been writing new prayers daily the last couple days.  I try to practice humility, too, so I’m not one to pat myself on the back but I am grateful that God has guided me that way, regarding my inspiration and the time that I reserve for writing and/or my visual art.  It has been … Continue reading ENTRY: Praying for Energy