Mental Health · Recovery

First Impression of SMART Recovery

Tonight I attended my very first SMART recovery meeting. SMART stands for self-management and recovery training. It was an online meeting. I've been wanting to attend one ever since my Therapist recommended it to me over two years ago. I actually attempted to get certified in it once but quit halfway through. I also wanted… Continue reading First Impression of SMART Recovery

Addiction · Mental Health

Let’s Talk About Addiction

Below is a summary of the sections I found most interesting in the article I read today. The article is titled, "The Classification of Substance Use Disorders: Historical, Contextual, and Conceptual Considerations" (Robinson & Adinoff, 2016). What stood out to me was the discussion on the history of drug use. It explained how cultural, political,… Continue reading Let’s Talk About Addiction

Gay · Lesbian · LGBT · Mental Health · Poetry · Random thoughts · Words of the Day · Writing Exercise

Born With It

Writing Exercise - Words of the Day (04/24) One day I was born, and I came out screaming like any other human. 10 fingers and 10 toes. No indication to those around me that my sexuality was gay. "You are talking about a baby that's absurd! Kids shouldn't know about that word. School children should… Continue reading Born With It

Mental Health · Perception · Poetry · Random thoughts · Words of the Day · Writing Exercise

Passing of Time

Word of the Day - Writing Exercise (04/23) Looking askance at the clock. Time is the enemy of both the young and the old. The young children protest because it moves not fast enough. Watching as it ticks down for recess, the end of the school day, the arrival of the weekend, and of summer.… Continue reading Passing of Time

Mental Health · Perception · Persona Growth · Random thoughts · Recovery

Why I Only Talk About Weather…

The conversation we had today, I more or less just listened to you talk about your life. You seemed fine to hear about how my neighbor cut down their tree or that they are building apartments at the end of my street. However, when I tried to turn the subject to my career, current or… Continue reading Why I Only Talk About Weather…