If we keep on like we have, how do we expect a different outcome?

If we keep on like we have, how do we expect a different outcome?

My friend, three days sober, again, after much longer stretches, is back at it.. scrambling for humility and nobility and humanity. I ask him, “What’s the plan now?” “Keep on keeping on” he answers. I wondered aloud “if we keep…

The best definition of addiction and recovery I’ve ever seen:

The best definition of addiction and recovery I’ve ever seen:

Addiction is the repetitive process of habitually satisfying cravings to avoid, change, or control the seemingly unbearable conditions of the present moment. This process of craving and indulgence provides short-term relief but causes long-term harm. It is almost always a…

Cunning, baffling, powerful….

Cunning, baffling, powerful….

    I could easily write for a year about this cunning, baffling and powerful disease of addiction. Or, I could sum it up:   We’ve all got a shit show within us and it’s literally only by grace we…

Where we find refuge
….practice these principles in all our affairs…

….practice these principles in all our affairs…

I woke up this morning deep in thought about a quote I first learned more than 20 years ago: “….practice these principles in all our affairs*” It’s from the last sentence of the 12th step of Alcoholics Anonymous… the infamous…