Hell is other people. Love them anyway.

I sat in a meeting tonight and felt completely slimed by another woman's share. It was so pregnant with noxious trauma and so saturated in delusion and resentment and suffering that every word that spewed out of her mouth felt like a noose around my neck. I had to clutch my throat and shut my…

Alcoholism Pt. 1: In the beginning…

When I turned fourteen, I started smoking a lot of pot. I loved getting high. It was like entering a new world where everything sounded better and smelled better and felt better. And food tasted so good. If I had a bag of weed on me, it was like security. It was a gateway to…

The Wonder of Perception

Perception is an interesting thing. In general, it is defined as our way of seeing or understanding something. It can also be defined as our way of interpreting something. Even further, it can be narrowed down to a specific sort of intuition or insight. In recovery we talk about perception very much being a choice…

“And maybe some faith would do me good…”

Since I was little child, I always believe in some kind of Higher Power. Lucky for me, it has shifted and changed over the years. My parents raised me as a casual Methodist. We attended church each Sunday until I was around eleven. I sang in the children's choir and sneaked cookies and coffee after…