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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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My Story Definitely Isn’t Over

As you surfed social media today, you probably noticed a plethora of postings featuring people proudly displaying their super-cool semicolon tats while making the declaration, “My Story Is Not Over” #SemicolonProject416. Well, I am not hip and cool enough to actually … Continue reading

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Finding Passion and Purpose Through Pain and Confusion

Today is Black Balloon Day 2016 . A day that was created to remember those who passed from drug overdose deaths this past year, as well as to bring awareness to the drug epidemic. I am grateful as of this day, … 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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Shitty with a Chance of Corn

One afternoon, my music teacher extraordinaire coworker and I were strolling out of Jockstrap Elementary School (name changed to protect the innocent) ranting about the overall shitasticness of the day. It was just one of those days where everything that … Continue reading

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Ya’ Gotta Find Faith

I remember feeling so rebellious watching George Michael’s Gotta Have Faith video when I was a small fry. Those jeans, that hair, the rockin’ guitar strumming…man, was I confused come to find out (as I am sure a lot of … Continue reading

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My Sanity Toolkit

Al-Anon definitely holds a special place in my heart and will always be credited as the foundation upon which my recovery was built, however I have various “tools”,if you will, that have also helped immensely over the past three years … Continue reading

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Proud Sister Hen

This afternoon Chad sent me a text, “Oh man, I have to speak at a meeting at the Coop tonight (if you ever find yourself in Tempe, GO to a meeting here!). There’s like 150 ppl at it! Terrifying!” My … Continue reading

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Acceptance: The Truth Will Set You Free (Hallelujah!)

Acceptance (v.): the act of accepting something or someone. Sounds easy enough, right? Herein lies the war  I waged with myself: I like someone/thing, I accepted; I disliked someone/thing, I did not accept. Basically, if whatever was being presented made … Continue reading

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