Social Media Plagiarism in Recovery
Mon, 06/29/2015 at 3:22pm | No Comment

Plagiarism has become quite common on Facebook and in the Recovery Community no less. Some Facebook Page Admins are removing attributions and re-purposing without credit. Why does it matter and how can we help not contribute?

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Jane’s Husband Drinks Too Much – A Comic
Sat, 04/18/2015 at 8:45am | No Comment

Does your spouse drink too much? Jane’s does.

Jane's Husband Drinks Too Much Al-Anon ComicI found an Al-Anon comic, “Jane’s Husband Drinks Too Much”, at Ethan Persoff‘s website and I liked it so much I wanted to share it.

I think Alateens or anyone who grew up in Alcoholic or otherwise Dysfunctional or Codependent households will find it relatable, as well as those who, of course, suffer or have suffered the nightmare of their partner’s alcoholism, drugs, or any other dysfunctional addiction.

And if you, yourself, have a drinking problem and can’t understand why your spouse, partner, or loved one you live with might act like a maniac, maybe this comic can explain.

On the other hand, if you find yourself here and terms like Alateen, Al-Anon, or Codependency confuse you, I discuss what they are after the comic.

If you have a loved one (spouse, sibling, friend) who drinks too much (in your estimation), I hope you enjoy this educational illustration of some of the ups and downs encountered in such a household (or situation) and are comforted by the knowledge that you didn’t invent this situation and nor is it unique. Read and enjoy »

Codependent Love Meme: The Truth of Love and the Filthy Heart
Fri, 12/12/2014 at 2:12pm | One Comment
Codependent Love Meme: The Truth of Love and the Filthy Heart

Disturbing love meme advocates choosing to be of service and staying with one who has a filthy heart. That’s not love. That’s insanity or more particularly, manipulation into being okay with codependency.

Alcoholics Anonymous Singleness of Purpose
Fri, 11/07/2014 at 7:12pm | 2 Comments
Alcoholics Anonymous Singleness of Purpose

What is the Singleness of Purpose in Alcoholics Anonymous and why is it important we keep the focus the on recovery from alcohol? And what about the Drug Addict? Shouldn’t A.A. Groups help people who are addicted to other chemicals?

Sharing While High in Alcoholics Anonymous
Fri, 05/09/2014 at 1:18pm | 3 Comments
Sharing While High in Alcoholics Anonymous

Some people enjoy sharing while high in Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. They also enjoy “sponsoring” people despite not knowing how to live sober themselves. I hope this post can be of help to those who ARE seeking sobriety through Alcoholics Anonymous.

Having Feelings is Not the Problem
Fri, 03/28/2014 at 1:35pm | 2 Comments
Having Feelings is Not the Problem

Having feelings is not the problem; Suffering in a sea of repressed or denied feelings and thinking we ‘should or should not’ feel a particular way is the problem. This article is for anyone who has tried to ignore, kill, deny, repress, drown, eat, starve or otherwise avoid painful feelings. And, of course, for the Highly Sensitive.

Thoughts on the Alcoholic Addictive Personality
Sat, 03/22/2014 at 2:42pm | 2 Comments
Thoughts on the Alcoholic Addictive Personality

There are aspects to an alcoholic’s way of thinking or behaving that other (usually recovering) alcoholics may be able to look at and think, “Yeah, I did that,” or “I felt the same way,” or “I thought that way too.” But is it really a personality?

HSP Paranormal Talk and EVP (Video)
Thu, 03/13/2014 at 8:24pm | No Comment
HSP Paranormal Talk and EVP (Video)

HSP Paranormal Talk discusses what I think paranormal activity really is, why I think the HSP is more prone to experiencing them, and how non Highly Sensitive People may not experience them (or think they do not experience them). I made a video and also included an EVP recording that showed up during the silence I thought was happening.

12th Step – Carrying the Message of Chaos
Mon, 11/25/2013 at 2:27pm | No Comment
12th Step – Carrying the Message of Chaos

But when recovery happens and sanity is present we do 12th Step work even if we don’t necessarily call it that. What we don’t do is go about forcing our solutions or the Steps on people, and especially under the auspices of any 12 Step organization, lest we violate the Traditions or worse. It’s the ‘or worse’ part that has my writing this piece.

How Do You Know When to Draw the Line?
Thu, 10/17/2013 at 11:12am | 2 Comments
How Do You Know When to Draw the Line?

My mental well being is not anyone’s personal playground; My emotional well being is not anyone’s moral gymnasium. In learning how to draw the line between my mind and your mind, I am able to keep to the business of myself and my life, and if I am lucky, can assist others on the same journey toward wholeness.

How to Change Other People
Thu, 10/10/2013 at 4:35pm | 2 Comments
How to Change Other People

How to change other people has been plaguing people for centuries. From shaming, and blaming, to begging and pleading. So. How do we change other people? Some people claim it can’t be done with, “The only person we can change is ourselves.” And this is patently not true.

Facebook and the Death of Me
Tue, 10/08/2013 at 1:42pm | 6 Comments
Facebook and the Death of Me

I walk away feeling more depressed in that FakeBook world than before sitting down in mine. Made worse for me when I go onto Facebook for entertainment or to connect with some friends and I see little more than a continuous stream of whatever is triggering off my senses.

Enabling
Fri, 09/06/2013 at 11:06am | One Comment
Enabling

What is enabling? Why do we enable? And how or why do we finally stop enabling?

Prescription Drugs and Painkillers in Alcoholics Anonymous
Sat, 08/17/2013 at 5:53pm | 12 Comments
Prescription Drugs and Painkillers in Alcoholics Anonymous

If prescription pain pills are on the rise, what does this mean for the person trying to get sober in Alcoholics Anonymous? If a drug addict is in A.A. claiming sobriety because they’ve not had ‘alcohol to drink,’ is an A.A. newcomer supposed to believe that being addicted to Vicodin is the same as being sober?