A Moment To Feel Ok

This quote is so interesting to me, because we (society in general) “seem to” look down on addicts or homeless people in some fashion. I’m not saying there’s ingrained ‘bias’ at all. I’m just going on what I’ve felt myself & seen in my culture and community before addiction hit my family head on .Continue reading “A Moment To Feel Ok”

Today Was a First

Had covid not happened, today probably wouldn’t have happened. And like most things covid, I wish today hadn’t NEEDED to happen. But it did. And I did. It wasn’t really my choice. I mean not technically. It was my son’s choice. Long ago my son’s choices forced today to happen. I zoomed into my firstContinue reading “Today Was a First”

An Addicts Struggle

I have mixed feelings about influencers & outreach coordinators but I have huge respect for people like Chanda and Nester Nation who are authentic and use their voice (& music) to help raise awareness for recovery. She shows in this video the struggle an addict goes through to battle their demons while conforming to societiesContinue reading “An Addicts Struggle”

I Decided I Like Masks

As I left work and headed to run errands amid the Covid pandemic, I slowly put my mask back on that I had been wearing all day as a nurse. Usually I resist putting it back on, because of breathing, claustrophobic & dizziness issues. This time however, I welcomed it. Because today was another highlyContinue reading “I Decided I Like Masks”

Excerpt from 1000 Last Goodbyes

Zero. What an awful number. Especially if you’re staring at it, in blaring red neon on the heart machine. I was sitting next to my 86 pound dad in the hospital, listening to the slowed beeping of the machine. His gaunt, pale, sunken face haunted me, but it still didn’t stop me from climbing intoContinue reading “Excerpt from 1000 Last Goodbyes”

Dr Gabor Mate

Rob Waters January 10, 2019 Dr. Gabor Maté, a well-known addiction specialist and author, spent 12 years working in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, a neighborhood with a large concentration of hardcore drug users. The agency where he worked operates residential hotels for people with addictions, a detox center and a pioneering injection facility, where drug usersContinue reading “Dr Gabor Mate”

Turbulance

I woke up today shrouded in worry & dread.. Wishing for so many “things” that I want to happen…..to me and those I love….Things that would surely calm my riddled heart of chaos….Watching the planes go to and from the airport and seeing my little doggie without a care in the world…..I realized that althoughContinue reading “Turbulance”

NOT ᗰY ᑕᕼIᒪᗪ

For all those who see all the purple banners on overdose awareness day or see the videos of people with substance abuse disorders passed out and you scroll on by thinking, ” I’m glad that doesn’t affect me, I’m glad I taught my kids better” or “someone should have got them help” I applaud you.Continue reading “NOT ᗰY ᑕᕼIᒪᗪ”

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