Profanity – Bad Habit 7

Last week some friends and I had tickets to see the crew from Impractical Jokers on their “Where’s Larry?” tour. We watch the television show and find the various antics hilarious. The live show was fine but these guys truly … Continue Reading

Trump Success – No Alcohol, No Drugs, No Cigarettes

Donald Trump lost his older brother Fred to alcohol abuse in the early 80’s. Fred Trump Jr. was only forty three years when he passed away. Seeing his brother suffer from the effects of alcoholism and smoking led to Donald … Continue Reading

Pride Prevents Change

Pride is negatively defined as an irrationally inflated sense of one’s personal status or accomplishments. Oftentimes people with significant levels of pride have actually never achieved anything, yet feel the world owes them everything. Pride renders us as unteachable thus … Continue Reading

Bad Habits Are Meant To Be Broken

You are not defined by your habit or addiction. Quit identifying yourself as an addict. You are so much more than that! You are many things. Maybe an artist, carpenter, hunter, pet lover, husband, mother, writer, and so on. You … Continue Reading

Release The Past & Embrace Your Future

Don’t dwell on what went wrong. Everyone makes mistakes. Most people make the same mistakes over and over again. In those instances they are no longer called mistakes, but choices. Learn from your past, don’t regret it. Use it as … Continue Reading

The Healing Power of Faith

You can conquer any addiction with the healing power of faith. Faith will release God’s grace into your life. And we all need an abundance of grace in our lives. God wants our body and soul to prosper. God wants … Continue Reading

Recovery Is The Bridge Between Who You Were And Who You Are

Beating any addiction requires a lifestyle change. Some addictions need a complete lifestyle makeover. While others involve less radical actions. Both entail taking a journey and crossing a divide between who you were and what you will become. You need … Continue Reading

"Smoking is Most Illogical" Commander Spock

Just over a year ago on February 27th the iconic actor Leonard Nimoy died of end stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. On February 23rd of last year he tweeted ” I quit smoking 30 years ago. Not soon enough, I … Continue Reading

Take A Good Friend On Your Recovery Journey

Recovery is a lifelong journey. If people feel lonely on that journey they could begin to believe that life in recovery is not worth it. These feelings of loneliness can lead to relapse. Friendship is critical in the early stages … Continue Reading

If You’re Going Through Hell Don’t Stop

Battling any addiction is tough. That’s why people in recovery are some of the strongest people I know. They constantly say no to their desires. That takes fortitude. You may be in hell right now, but you don’t have to … Continue Reading