Another Historical Dry Birthday to Celebrate!

If you like historical fiction books as I do, then books by authors Eric Larson, Ken Follett, and Kristin Hannan are at the top of your must-read list. Today, however, we celebrate a critical true life-changing historical event. Today, we celebrate Alcoholics...

Soldiers, Volunteer, Rosie the Riveter, Everyone Did Their Part: Will You Harvest the Thyme?

DURING WW I and WW II, citizens planted vegetable and fruit gardens to supplement their food rations. Along with supplying food for the body, the gardens began to lift the spirits of those who began to see the fruits of their labor. THOSE of us cultivating a 12-Step...

I Can’t Hear You – OR is it, I Don’t Want to Listen

Along with Mental Health Awareness Month, the merry month of May generously shares her 31 days with Better Hearing & Speech Month. National Speech-Language-Hearing Month (asha.org) When I was nine months of age, I underwent a mastoidectomy behind my left ear. At the...

May is National Mental Health Month?

According to SAMHSA - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, mental health problems and substance use disorders sometimes occur together. This is because: Certain substances can cause people with an addiction to experience one or more symptoms of a...

Another Historical Dry Birthday to Celebrate!

If you like historical fiction books as I do, then books by authors Eric Larson, Ken Follett, and Kristin Hannan are at the top of your must-read list. Today, however, we celebrate a critical true life-changing historical event. Today, we celebrate Alcoholics...

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May is National Mental Health Month?

According to SAMHSA - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, mental health problems and substance use disorders sometimes occur together. This is because: Certain substances can cause people with an addiction to experience one or more symptoms of a...

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April is Alcohol Awareness Month

April is coming to an end, but it's not too late--never too late to take the first step and admit we are powerless over alcohol--that our lives have become unmanageable. And for codependents like me who believe we can change them, we, too, have to admit we are...

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Holy Thursday Treachery

For us Christians, Holy Thursday, along with the day Jesus washed the feet of his disciples, is also the day Judas betrayed his friend, Jesus. When I saw the following five-minute video, it presented a new slant in the events of Holy Thursday. It reminded me of the...

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I’m a Co-addict? What? When? How Did That Happen?

For me, it happened when my zealous passion to help my spouse with his substance use disorder drowned out my common sense. But it wasn’t until I took the first step and admitted my life was out of control that I realized I was a Co-addict—always trying—never...

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Who in The World Is Lois Wilson?

Today, on International Women's Day 2024, I am honored to introduce you to, Lois Wilson the woman who saved my sanity. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVCYeL8Uv8s . . . “If you stick with this, living out what I tell you, you are my disciples for sure. Then you will...

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12 Step Meeting – A Safe Place to Share

In this last weekend of National Codependent Awareness Month, would you like to share how you're feeling today? If so, a Zoom or in-person meeting may be just the place for you. It's been over 30 years since I attended my first Al-Anon meeting. No Zoom meetings then,...

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