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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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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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You’re Just Not That Important

  One of the first nuggets of wisdom I heard that really stuck with me was from a long time member, Phil. Phil is a grown child of alcoholics, so he grew up in the disease, then married an alcoholic … 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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Get Your Ass to Al–Anon

When my mum, Mark, and I attended Chad’s Family Weekend in Florida I was anxious and totally on self-defense mode. Talk about our feelings? Share our fears and hopes? Cry AND hug? All in the presence of complete judge-y (in … Continue reading

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