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Depression, Faith, Hope

If there’s one thing I’ve learned the last few years, is it’s ok to not know. It’s ok to not know what the future holds.

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Vulnerability

Sucks. It really does. Because that’s usually how we get hurt or offended or disappointed. We finally get enough courage to open up and expose

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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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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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Kindness

I wish I could say I was the epitome of kindness. I wish I was the one who does things automatically because I’m a good

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Congruency

Why there are ALWAYS. Three sides to every story. We all know that addiction brings out the huge parking lot of pain, disappointment, agony, despair,

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Against A Crooked Sky

As I drive through the windy canyon, the familiar rolling hills of my hometown gave way to the rows of turkey coops dotting the fields.

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The Lure of the Chicken

Admit it. You’ve done it. You’ve bought the chicken. You were minding your business, heading straight for the veggie section and there it was. The

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Not My Child

Overdose Awareness Day For all those who see all the purple banners today representing overdose awareness day and you scroll on by thinking: “I’m glad

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Why I Like Long Books

A re- share from fellow blogger Audrey Driscoll One of the benefits of publishing in today’s milieu is that book length is no longer as

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The Spiderweb Trap

I’m having a fight with Charlotte. Charlotte watches me. I watch Charlotte. Charlotte is a lot smaller than me, but she still scares me. I

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False Accusations

When I was about 10 or 11 years old, I had a neighbor lady who sold Avon & also worked at the post office. I

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Mint Plants

How can a plant help us see our lives in full circle? What can a few leaves, some dirt and a pot teach us about

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Breathing

93, 92, 90, 88, 85. The red flashing numbers on the monitor were screaming to be noticed, as they dived downward. My son pulled his

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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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