"Just Beneath the Surface" by Dean B. [circa 2000] Just beneath the surface of her pleasant, winning smile, Pompous and indignant, it’s been there quite a while, Comforting, reliable, it keeps her in the dark, At least a million reasons and subtle quirks remark: “Sure it makes a lot of sense!” she’ll deal with it … Continue reading POETRY: Just Beneath the Surface
When I was 15 years old, I took my very first drink of alcohol. It was the weekend after I was abused and it tasted so good. I never realized a drink could diminish and even erase feeling associated with the trauma I had gone through. That was it; I knew the solution to all … Continue reading From1-2-1: Addiction & Mental Health… The Toll it Takes
She is beautiful and exquisite in a multitude of ways. Her realness is cleansing. She operates a vlog on YouTube called Juggling the Jenkins, and it's wonderful.
I have been sober for 3 months now. I have learned a great deal about myself and why I started using in the first place. Many of my problems revolve around my relationship with my family. It's not good. Let's just say that it's not the typical relationship that you would have with your family. … Continue reading From1-2-1: Even in Dark & Lonely Times, Amanda Still has Recovery
A few years ago, I remember being at a Tuesday night home-group meeting [AA] and I had decided to stay for a few minutes at the end to help with putting away some folding chairs. One of the group's more doughty members was actually this gravelly-voiced older woman named Tessa. I ended up growing to … Continue reading ENTRY: Now Write it Out, Write it Out…
I appreciate all of the your patience with me and my delayed posting to the blog, as of late! Let me just say that first of all, I will never abandon this blog out of non-interest, that I can pledge. However, in the last couple weeks, I've since started my brand new job as the … Continue reading From1-2-1: Slow Time
It is a real treat for me to present & share the story of professional life coach & widely-known author David J. Saffold. (I'll actually be displaying, with gracious permission, some more contact info for this very talented man.) Dave possesses, without a doubt, a genuine desire to help other addicts to achieve happiness and … Continue reading FROM 1 ADDICT 2 ANOTHER: Professional Author David J. Saffold Shares Story of Addiction