Substance Abuse

An Old Blog Has a New Beginning

It’s only the beginning now …a pathway yet unknown At times the sound of other steps …sometimes we walk alone The best beginnings of our lives May sometimes end in sorrow But even on our darkest days The sun will shine tomorrow. So we must do our very best Whatever life may bring And look […]

What Makes a Dad?

God took the strength of a mountain, The majesty of a tree, The warmth of a summer sun, The calm of a quiet sea, The generous soul of nature, The comforting arm of night, The wisdom of the ages, The power of the eagle’s flight, The joy of a morning in spring, The faith of […]

Recognizing, Identifying, and Defining the “Inner Critic”

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 “That millions of people share the same forms of mental pathology does not make these people sane.” – Erich Fromm, The Sane Society “We are what we think about all day long.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson Do you have any idea […]

Fighting the Inner Critic vs. Embracing the True Self – An Introduction

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 “There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one’s self.” – Benjamin Franklin “Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.” – Henry David Thoreau “I can teach anybody how to get what they […]

The Greatest Love Song Ever Written

This post is an analysis of what is often referred to as the greatest love song ever written. It also happens to be my personal favorite love song, and has been used as a source of synchronicity in my life as well. It has been performed by numerous artists throughout the last several decades. I […]

How Did John Smoltz Wind Up In MY Story??

13 But Moses protested, “If I go to the people of Israel and tell them, ‘The God of your ancestors has sent me to you,’ they will ask me, ‘What is his name?’ Then what should I tell them?” 14 God replied to Moses, “I Am Who I Am. Say this to the people of Israel: I […]

No…Really!? – How God Speaks (in 2012)

” And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him.” – Hebrews 11:6 “2 Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. 3 For you know that […]