Category Archives: self improvement

The Cycle Ends with Me: Part One, On Paper

*I have wanted to share on this topic for a looooong time and realized in finally starting this piece that it has grown substantially from when I initially began making notes a couple of years ago, so l feel it … Continue reading

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Can’t Hope Him Sober

Hope is strong. It has the power to push a lost person onward to face another day, bring a broken soul back from the cusp of death, or be that life raft when it feels like things are at the … Continue reading

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Piss Off, Perfect

Perfect. Perfection. Perfectionism. Perfectionist. What do these words conjure up in your head? For me, it is mainly peoples’ faces, going waaay back to First Grade. The “perfect” work was the only student work hung on the bulletin board, and … Continue reading

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Bitch Won’t Kill My Vibe

I’ve worked pretty damn hard over the past four-ish years to get down with my Zen self. I used to be loud, rude, and mean because it was “funny” I guess; got me attention. Now that behavior makes me cringe, … Continue reading

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Love is the Answer

The morning of September 11, 2001 I was awoken by my T.V. alarm which happened to be tuned to CNN. I sat up and stared in disbelief at video footage of the first plane hitting the World Trade Center. I … Continue reading

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Seven Thieves of Joy

Happiness. Something that seems incredibly simple to attain, yet most people fail miserably on their contentment quests. I have found in analyzing my character traits and behavior over the past few years, that I have many road blocks on my … Continue reading

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Recovery Comes in All Shapes and Sizes

When having an addiction and being recovery are mentioned, many assume it is from drugs and alcohol. The truth is, there are dozens of things and behaviors people are addicted to and are in recovery from (yes, I know this … Continue reading

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Eff You, Heart (aka Detaching with Love)

Last Wednesday morning I woke up to a missed call and voicemail from my dad, then saw and opened a text message from each parent that let me know Chad had been in a car accident. He was ok, it … Continue reading

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I Need an Adulting Gold Star

I giggle every time I run across someone on my social media complaining about “adulting”. “I don’t want to adult today”, or any number of hilarious memes dedicated to the subject. I laugh, but totally agree that it is rough … Continue reading

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At Least He’s Not a Heroin Addict

During Chad’s first year of rehab, I was super grateful that he was “just an alcoholic”. Sure, he popped pills now and again, but mostly it was “just drinking.” In my head alcohol wasn’t that scary. Almost everyone drinks, it’s … Continue reading

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