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Painful Thoughts – Day 2

Well, yesterday was extremely painful. I allowed the stories in my head to pretty much ruin the whole day. And unfortunately, I am still not in a better place today. Ugh, I am so frustrated, hurt, and angry. A lot of anger. Let's get you caught up, so I shared my blog about my thoughts… Continue reading Painful Thoughts – Day 2

Mental Health · Persona Growth · Random thoughts

Love Of All Things Therapy

Love me some therapy, The doctoral-type notes she takes make me feel like what I have to say is important,The sense of comfort feeling that the wisdom of some solution lies on that pad, Fascinated as I watch how professionally and nonchalantly, she directs the flow of conversation traffic,Appreciating the significant skill and years of… Continue reading Love Of All Things Therapy

Addiction · LGBT · Mental Health · Random thoughts · Recovery

It is OK to be smart in recovery

There are certain one liners in 12-step recovery that absolutely drive me crazy. My least favorite is that “you can be too smart to get sober but not too dumb.” I understand the overall meaning of this. It is about ego and being humble. However, the context in which it is often used is to… Continue reading It is OK to be smart in recovery

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

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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