Articles in the Dharma Journal Category

Social Media Plagiarism in Recovery
Monday, 29 Jun, 2015 – 15:22 | No Comment
Social Media Plagiarism in Recovery

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?

“Life is Hard!” (Does the Undead Look Easy?)
Monday, 27 Oct, 2014 – 16:45 | No Comment
“Life is Hard!” (Does the Undead Look Easy?)

Life is hard when you’re the crawling dead, otherwise the Story-Lines are all that may present challenges. If we tell our narrative that ‘Life is Hard’ how long before we really start to believe that the totality of Life is one big suffering Tragedy or Horror? And there we are, suffering or living in fear.

Sanity as An INFP Highly Sensitive Person
Friday, 4 Apr, 2014 – 10:05 | 2 Comments
Sanity as An INFP Highly Sensitive Person

Staying sane as an INFP and Highly Sensitive Person can be troublesome in a world that values conformity to social expectations and loves to tell you so.

How Do You Know When to Draw the Line?
Thursday, 17 Oct, 2013 – 11:12 | 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.

Facebook and the Death of Me
Tuesday, 8 Oct, 2013 – 13:42 | 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.

Never Explain Anything
Tuesday, 5 Mar, 2013 – 10:17 | No Comment
Never Explain Anything

Never explain anything? Never explain ourselves? Words are not Truth but can point to truth or aspects of truth. Does this mean we should never explain ourselves?

Happy New Moment of Now (2013)
Monday, 31 Dec, 2012 – 17:21 | No Comment
Happy New Moment of Now (2013)

Every year – Dec. 31 – we anticipate a new name to call this Happy New Year. But in truth, every moment is an opportunity for awareness and presence.

Help an Alcoholic Stop Drinking
Friday, 9 Nov, 2012 – 9:00 | 16 Comments
Help an Alcoholic Stop Drinking

I will not offer suggestions or advice or any other thing that I did not do or that did not work for me to first, get sober and then next, get sane. Everything I share played a part in turning this former self-loathing, helpless, daily drinking and suicide-attempting alcoholic life into a joyous, happy, whole, serene, and sober existence.

Engaging in Risky Sexual Behavior
Wednesday, 27 Jun, 2012 – 12:46 | No Comment
Engaging in Risky Sexual Behavior

“Later, the daughter would confirm the beating, except that her mother was also yelling “Whore” and “stupid slut” and “fucking bitch” as she was doing it.” Engaging in ‘Risky Sexual Behavior’ might be risky. But who has the target on the back of the one engaging in it? Watch this video.

Top 7 Drunk and Alcoholic Related Episodes as a Kid
Tuesday, 8 Jul, 2008 – 1:47 | 16 Comments
Top 7 Drunk and Alcoholic Related Episodes as a Kid

These episodes reflect only a small glimpse into my alcoholic past as a kid; Episodes of drunken debauchery or alcoholic misconduct that jumped into my head as soon as I began writing. These are by no means my worst drunkenly imbibed feats of idiocy, just the ones I feel I can safely share without too much of a backlash on my self-esteem.

What People Think of Me is None of my Business
Friday, 4 Jul, 2008 – 1:11 | 17 Comments
What People Think of Me is None of my Business

Three businesses: Mine, yours, and God’s. The HSP or Extra-Intuitive may inadvertently dabble in realms other than ours or the Codependent may *know* due to enmeshment or boundary issues or the Alcoholic may “know” due to habitual guilt and self-loathing – but if I can help myself and you keep the eye on the prize which is knowing what OUR business is, we’ll be happy people irrespective of who thinks what about us. Read this article!

Stop Drinking Without Alcoholics Anonymous
Tuesday, 3 Jun, 2008 – 1:57 | 22 Comments
Stop Drinking Without Alcoholics Anonymous

I hear a few myths floating around the fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous like how an alcoholic will die an alcoholic death if they do not go to meetings. This is absurd and often completely different than what the Big Book of A.A. would even tell you.

A Relative’s Alcoholic Drinking Problem – A Memoir
Tuesday, 20 May, 2008 – 14:09 | 11 Comments
A Relative’s Alcoholic Drinking Problem – A Memoir

The next night, I’d checked her liquor supply. She had none left, I reasoned, so if she does not go to the liquor store tonight, I’ll be okay. She didn’t go to the liquor store or drink that night. Or the next night. Or the next night. or even the next night. I remember, still, as happy as I was, waiting for the other shoe to drop.

Alcoholics and Drug Addicts in Alcoholics Anonymous
Thursday, 15 May, 2008 – 12:02 | 11 Comments
Alcoholics and Drug Addicts in Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics as well as drug addicts are in Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. But what does A.A. say? Can a non-alcoholic drug addict be an A.A. member?