Living As If My Dad Was Dead

We cannot forget the casualties of  trauma. With all the accomplishments and celebrations in my sobriety, I can easily lose sight of the ones too often forgotten in my recovery. They are the ones that I have left in the wake of my alcoholism. They are my family, my loved ones, and my children that have suffered from the torment …

Dreams of a Future – What Keeps Getting in the Way

The closer I get the further away it seems. There is nothing in this world that I want to accomplish more than my goals and to fulfill my purpose. The dreams that I have envisioned in my head all coming together to make an impact in this world. It seems that the closer I see them as a reality the …

Don’t Doubt Your Dream

Doubt may be the greatest dasher of all dreams. Everyone at some point in their life has had a dream. Ambitions of what they might become and the mark they might leave on this world. Even us addicts and alcoholics have dreams and ambitions. I think for many, no matter their issues, the problem lies in turning those dreams into …