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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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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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Toughless Love

The heart that builds itself up to do the “tough love”,Fails miserably over & over again… The heart that swears to never enable again, walks

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Seeing Others As Whole

Today I had the privilege of listening to a nationally acclaimed body image expert talk about how & why people do things, especially those things

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I’m Done

You’re done. Admit it, you’ve said it. You’re done wishing things would get better. You’re done with the lies, the empty promises. You’re done putting

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Happy New Year 2022

We had joy, we had fun, we had seasons in the sun. ☀️But now winter is here & it’s that Cold time of year🥶🥶🥶 Goodbye

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Money

I came to understand early on that time and money are interchangeable. When my kids were little, I could spend the time and a few

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Holding Space

I don’t think I had even heard these words until a few years ago. Even then it took me a while to figure out what

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Relapse

From Alta Mira treatment center which I have no affiliation or guarantee of services. The relapse rates for addiction are very similar to those of

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