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Expectations

Have you ever tried to read your credit card number to someone on the phone and the light just isn’t hitting it right or you

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Addictive Personality

I’ve always known that my son had an addictive personality but since he seemed to use it for good things, it wasn’t an issue. In

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The Mother Love

The Mother Love Love is not found in the Hallmark aisle. Love is not found in boxed chocolates tied up with a silk bow. Love

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Waking Up

In a world where every day is a new beginning…. Yet it feels like an old version of a cable channel. Where we are told

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Losing Our Dreams

By Jamie Veron. (Italics and bold added by me.) A lot of the reason we lose so much faith in our dreams, visions, ambitions is

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A Wisp of Magic

I was told once “Don’t ever lose your magic”. I remember saying,”what magic?” (Because I certainly never thought of myself as ‘magical’) They said: “The

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Post-Easter

Easter has always been my second favorite holiday. I love the pastel colors, the tulips opening up to the hope of spring, and the colorful

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Free Gifts

As I was shopping at a discount and salvage store yesterday, a lady was standing in front of a palate of cardboard boxes as I

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The Awakening

The Awakening A time comes in your life when you finally get it… When in the midst of all your fears and insanity you stop

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The Ties of Connection

I wrote the following post 4 years ago before knowing how deeply my family would be affected by addiction and therefore how important connection, and

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Sweet Hugs

Yesterday, I came within feet of my boy yet couldn’t hug him. Yesterday I missed a call from my boy where I could have heard

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What is my Purpose?

Never question what good you’ve done in the world just because you didn’t become a power speaker or get a law changed or build an

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Unhoused

I don’t know where I found the following words, but I love the whole concept. It’s so telling of why that person on the corner

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Death

Death is so final Some say it’s just a transitionNothing to mourn really: If you could see the whole picture you be would be sooo

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Why Don’t They Just Quit?

Aww yes, the million dollar question. Many many studies and opinions around this question of course. One of the most long standing resources with the

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Scapegoating in Addiction

I’m not a therapist and I am NOT making excuses for the adverse and defiant behavior that typically manifests in addiction. What I have noticed

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The Scream

The scream. Johann Hari nailed it. Except my scream is buried inside me. I go through my day in auto mode. The little problems, the

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The Magazine Rack

Over the last decade or so, we’ve heard all the things the smartphone has replaced. Calculator Camera Rolodex Pager Mp3 player Boom box Computer Typewriter

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The Truth Will Set You Free

Matt Kahn: Talking about something difficult, no matter the risk of judgment or rejection, always winds up being much easier to endure than hiding from

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Quiet Suffering

I heard the squeak and the roar of the Monday morning trash pickup as it crept through the neighborhood. It was always a loud wake

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