ENTRY/POEM: Saying ‘Goodbye’ to a True Mentor

Last weekend, I lost a true friend from my work.  As some readers might know, I do work in the recovery field, and it is a job that I truly cherish.  However, I probably wouldn't love the job today if it weren't for all the wonderful people that helped get me to where I am … Continue reading ENTRY/POEM: Saying ‘Goodbye’ to a True Mentor

ENTRY: Figuring out my own grief, placing spotlight on homemade “liquid benzos”

Right now, I am attempting to process my thoughts, general feelings, and spiritual inclinations, if you will.  And, as you might imagine, I'm trying to do that without foreign substances.  It has been an extremely difficult, trying week. As some of the readers on here might know, I work at a treatment center in greater … Continue reading ENTRY: Figuring out my own grief, placing spotlight on homemade “liquid benzos”

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

ENTRY: Grateful for Music

In addition to my traditional life posts, self-penned prayer posts, and brilliant ‘Big Book’ excerpts, I am also going to deem this blog an online photo journal now, too. I happened to snap a bunch of photos from my whole birthday weekend as it was forecasted to be fun, but busy. Additionally, I wanted to, I suppose, … Continue reading ENTRY: Grateful for Music

MEDIA: Angel — a True Classic

I need some distraction / Beautiful release / Memories seep from my veins / Let me be empty / Oh, and weightless, / and maybe, / I'll find some peace tonight / In the arms of an angel / These are such memorable and compelling words.  This is from the undeniably enchanting Angel, written and … Continue reading MEDIA: Angel — a True Classic

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

MEDIA: Fast Car cover

Even though I strongly feel that the original Tracy Chapman version is truly the best of 'em all, I tend to enjoy all of the released renditions.  It is because I love the tune that much.  I can't say that about many songs at all.  However, "Fast Car," well, it's something special. I have always … Continue reading MEDIA: Fast Car cover