Freedom is Letting Go

Freedom is Letting Go Freedom is letting go. There is so much we think we can control. Letting go doesn’t mean giving up. It means accepting what is beyond your control and embracing what you can do. Being in the moment. Living today well. Choosing courage in the midst of the unknown. Choosing hope in the face of fear. Letting … Read More

What’s in a Name?

What’s in a name? Your name is a valuable placeholder of meaning. Your name means different things to different people. Your name is your reputation. Your reputation is what other people expect you to do next. Your Choices + Time = Your Reputation Your choices, especially when no one is watching, determines your reputation. What you do in private, whether … Read More

Freedom and Creativity

Freedom and Creativity The bondage of addiction creates darkness and kills what is beautiful in life. The darkness in us uses creativity to conquer, control, hide, and destroy. Often in our addiction we give up on expressing ourselves creatively in ways that help us thrive. In short, we stop playing. We lose a sense of awe for life. Instead, we … Read More

Who Knows You?

Who Knows You? I was sweating. An unshakable grimace that I didn’t even know was there, expressed my inner torture. My grinding teeth crunched on my crashing thoughts: I’ve got to tell him. What is he going to think? I don’t know what else to do.         Oh S***! But if I don’t say it…         I’m screwed. … Read More

The Battle Begins

The Battle Begins A Series of thoughts on the idea of freedom from an addict’s perspective. Before the battle, begins the fight. Long before you take the field, the real test starts. In order to know which flag to pick up, in order to know who your enemy is, you must begin by knowing yourself. When you are unknown. When … Read More

Twilight and the Night

Twilight and the Night A Series of thoughts on the idea of freedom from an addict’s perspective.   Real dreams are authentic expressions of one’s highest self. That means when you have the dream, it will require more than you are yet able to give. You will have to work for it. You will need to increase your capacity. Dreams … Read More

What is your Sobriety Worth?

Warning: Stop reading this now if you want the easy, quick, and convenient path. We know that road all too well and it leads to death. You are welcome to join the others walking it.   What is your Sobriety Worth? If you want to choose freedom, you must dare to ask difficult questions. It is only in honest reflection … Read More

Empathy vs. Sympathy [Video: 3min]

Empathy vs. Sympathy   A few blogs back we showed you one of the most important videos about healing from addiction: The Opposite of Addiction is NOT Sobriety.  In that video Johann Hari tells us that human connection is critical for healing an addiction. In this short video Brene Brown shares (via a cartoon) HOW we can connect and what … Read More

Darkness is for Others

Darkness is for Others A Series of thoughts on the idea of freedom from an addict’s perspective. When the darkness of doubt envelopes you. it is easy to feel alone. Surrounded by enemies of shame and uncertainty, you may retreat into yourself, building walls of withdrawal.   Isolating from the scrutiny of others soothes, at least for awhile. Building fortifications … Read More

Freedom Takes Flight

Freedom Takes Flight A Series of thoughts on the idea of freedom from an addict’s perspective.   Freedom is leaping. Taking flight. Jumping into mystery. Leaving a place of certainty and moving towards the unknown. Freedom is action in motion. Without action there is no freedom. Action is the application of truth. Without that application, what freedom do you have? … Read More