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Healing Through Journaling

Healing Through Journaling

So much of my life I lived with self-doubt, constantly searching outward for my value. I’d figuratively hand myself over to people in my life hoping they’d give me my worthiness. It makes me sad for that girl. Being in an unhealthy marriage and then the introduction...

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Honk If You Love THRIVE Everywhere!

Honk If You Love THRIVE Everywhere!

When someone mentions the word Van, where does your mind go? As a child of the 70’s and self-proclaimed cartoon connoisseur, I would have to say, the iconic Scooby Doo van, AKA, the Mystery Machine. This vintage piece of 70's nostalgia was driven by the dreamy,...

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The Miracle Is You

The Miracle Is You

It is hard for me to articulate in words just how grateful I am to be sober. It is not because sobriety made it possible for me to find a meaningful profession. Or that getting sober saved my marriage. Or even that being sober got me into the best shape of my life....

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The Power Of Perception

The Power Of Perception

The Power of Perception I've been living with depression and anxiety for as long as I can remember. As a kid, I recall having terrible nightmares. I used to have this one recurring dream about a little girl in a sundress walking through a field of sunflowers. It was a...

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Recovery During Depression

Recovery During Depression

Depression For $200 Announcer: "THIS IS JEOPARDY!" Announcer: "Today's contestant is a middle-aged male that works in the human services industry. He is happily married with two daughters and lives with the co-occurring conditions, substance use disorder and...

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Downward Spiral to Downward Facing Dog

Downward Spiral to Downward Facing Dog

Downward Spiral to Downward Facing Dog My Story:  My journey with substance abuse disorder was in a sharp downward spiral from the beginning.  After hundreds of attempts to stop or moderate, and a couple of hospitalizations including a stay in a psych ward, I landed...

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Healing Through Journaling

Healing Through Journaling

So much of my life I lived with self-doubt, constantly searching outward for my value. I’d figuratively hand myself over to people in my life hoping they’d give me my worthiness. It makes me sad for that girl. Being in an unhealthy marriage and then the introduction...

Honk If You Love THRIVE Everywhere!

Honk If You Love THRIVE Everywhere!

When someone mentions the word Van, where does your mind go? As a child of the 70’s and self-proclaimed cartoon connoisseur, I would have to say, the iconic Scooby Doo van, AKA, the Mystery Machine. This vintage piece of 70's nostalgia was driven by the dreamy,...

The Miracle Is You

The Miracle Is You

It is hard for me to articulate in words just how grateful I am to be sober. It is not because sobriety made it possible for me to find a meaningful profession. Or that getting sober saved my marriage. Or even that being sober got me into the best shape of my life....

The Power Of Perception

The Power Of Perception

The Power of Perception I've been living with depression and anxiety for as long as I can remember. As a kid, I recall having terrible nightmares. I used to have this one recurring dream about a little girl in a sundress walking through a field of sunflowers. It was a...

Recovery During Depression

Recovery During Depression

Depression For $200 Announcer: "THIS IS JEOPARDY!" Announcer: "Today's contestant is a middle-aged male that works in the human services industry. He is happily married with two daughters and lives with the co-occurring conditions, substance use disorder and...