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

Random thoughts · Recovery · Words of the Day · Writing Exercise

Curious Creative Seeker

Writing Exercise - Word of the Day (04/30) I get it. It is scary having a nefarious disease. Therefore, having a structured program that promises basically freedom of bondage from self and addiction, feels very safe. If I can do this one thing perfectly, this presents to my community an image of goodness and well-being.… Continue reading Curious Creative Seeker

Random thoughts · Recovery

Vomit Diaries – The Quintessential Recovery Method

The quintessential recovery method from addiction, I think it is fair to say has not yet been discovered. Those who would disagree are generally those that have succeeded in achieving recovery using a specific method. If it worked for me, it should work for everyone, right? It is easy to begin judging others who don't… Continue reading Vomit Diaries – The Quintessential Recovery Method

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…