Imposter Syndrome hasn’t disappeared in recovery

The reality about recovery is that it sets you up for a healthier, happier life. But like all of those normal people out there, you're still going to have a range of emotions. You're also going to have other things going on. Just because you don't drink anymore, it doesn't mean self-doubt goes away. If…

Getting Older: 45 is only halfway to 90, he rationalizes on his birthday

Five days before my 27th birthday, my son was born. He just turned 18 the other day, so today it's my turn to experience my 45th year. One of the great ways to have people ignore your birthday is to have a child's birthday only a couple days earlier. Once my son was born, my…

My Son’s 18th Birthday is Forcing Me to Reflect on Aging

Tomorrow is my son's 18th birthday. That means today is his last day of being a child, which means this is my last day of having kids. My daughter is 21 and bought a house last month. She's not coming home. My son is waiting to hear back from colleges where he's applied. I understand…

In Recovery and Addiction, Be Good to Others with Different Beliefs

When I ask people to guest post, it's usually because they have a point-of-view that I don't. I'm not suggesting anything overly radical, but they just have a different way of looking at addiction and recovery. Often, that means people with strong spiritual connections and beliefs. Morality usually plays a big part in spirituality, especially…

Check Out My Short Film on Addiction/Recovery Posted to Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/p/CKrqaK-jQAJ/ Please, if you have a few minutes, check out this video I was asked to make for an Instagram page about addiction and recovery. I'm proud of it and hope it'll help a few people. Feel free to like and share and follow me on Instagram or other social media. It's always challenging to…