FridayFUN: ASMR Goodness

What is ASMR? [Courtesy of Dictionary.com]Autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR) is a calming, pleasurable feeling often accompanied by a tingling sensation. This tingle is said to originate in a person’s head and spread to the spine (and sometimes the limbs) in response to stimulation. The stimuli that trigger ASMR vary from person to person. Some of the most … Continue reading FridayFUN: ASMR Goodness

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: Bereavement… Refusing to ‘move on’

Death is very sad; it is tragic and can even prove totally unnerving.  Life will always continue to move and progress forward; the clocks won’t stop ticking.  There is nothing that can be done about the progression of time.  When we lose a loved one though, it’s like everything in our lives skids to an … Continue reading ENTRY: Bereavement… Refusing to ‘move on’

I am a Klonopin (Clonazepam) Lab Rat — My Loud Whispers of Hope

Think about how scientists determine whether medications are safe before they are manufactured. Most of the time they use lab rats, guinea pigs or mice to determine the safety, adverse reactions, side effects and effectiveness of medications and other things.  After giving these poor animals certain doses of medications over time they study their behaviors … Continue reading I am a Klonopin (Clonazepam) Lab Rat — My Loud Whispers of Hope

I Have to Complain Today – is Anyone There? — National Addiction News

I wanted to bring some rarely talked about awareness about marijuana to Facebook, simply because it’s becoming more and more legal in more and more states here in the US. So, I put a simple little ‘sign’ up that I made that absolutely blew it up. My one sentence that I posted is below, and … Continue reading I Have to Complain Today – is Anyone There? — National Addiction News

On Alcoholism, Sobriety, and Running Toward a Future — Longreads

“…no one sober knows if they’re going to be sober forever. It was a forgiving moment, and it humbled me.” via On Alcoholism, Sobriety, and Running Toward a Future — Longreads LOU'S FOOTNOTES: This is something I am always repeating to peers and fellow patients of addiction treatment.  They get it, too.  It makes me chuckle … Continue reading On Alcoholism, Sobriety, and Running Toward a Future — Longreads

ENTRY: Inspiration from Everywhere

I seem to remember one day a while back while seeking out some inspiration, I had asked my mother for some old religious literature.  I knew she probably had some, and I figured that it was probably only Catholic, but I really didn’t care.  She did find me a couple of very ancient looking books, … Continue reading ENTRY: Inspiration from Everywhere

C4A: Medical Discrimination Against Addicts is a Real Problem

  @CAllAddicts Many people suffering from Addiction have serious medical problems.Medical Discrimination against Addicts is HUGE in medical profession, yet not being addressed. My Granddaughter Died in Horrific medical condition from being Denied proper medical treatment... pic.twitter.com/y6F5EV3GpB — Patty Caldwell (@tiredofgop) July 30, 2018  

MEDIA: My Head’s on Steroids

Lately I've been thinking about when I put out my very first album seven years ago. I just can't believe it.  Seven whole years; damn.  I decided to call it Manifestation as it truly proved to be this sonic carving out of almost 10 years' worth of dreaming about putting out an album.  Furthermore, it was … Continue reading MEDIA: My Head’s on Steroids

MEDIA: A Real-Life Catch Me if You Can (No Joke)

I just rediscovered this video online.  This was one part of a past "20/20" (ABC) special, and it chronicled the life of boy-next-door Anthony Curcio.  Yes, as you might have guessed, he does become addicted to drugs... Nevertheless, you will surely be enlightened. I'm sharing the video because I truly want everyone to pay attention … Continue reading MEDIA: A Real-Life Catch Me if You Can (No Joke)