Apples to Oranges

Sometimes, when we are in the thick of a battle, we look for comrades. People who are going through the same battle to commiserate with us, to keep us company, or to just be a presence. Sometimes, even, to measure our progress against, especially if we think we might be doing a little better than… Continue reading Apples to Oranges

Island Time

Somedays, I wish I lived on a deserted island. One with power, water and plumbing, of course, and maybe a cook. Oh, and a nice spa down the road for those days I need a little pampering. Why all this wishing myself into a more solitary existence (except for my personal care retinue of course!)?… Continue reading Island Time

The Social Contract of Recovery

I had a number of different topics rolling around in my head to write about. Our journey in recovery is like a new chapter is revealed every single day; it’s never the same old, same old, for certain! But something is standing out today, and that is our communal responsibility to others. When we take… Continue reading The Social Contract of Recovery

The well-lit path.

It has come to my attention that I have a “fragile spot” in my recovery. A tender place, that I guard, like someone who has injured an arm or leg, and is trying to get back into the swing of things, but continues to favor, or protect that part of their body, because they are… Continue reading The well-lit path.

No Skipping Steps 6 and 7.

So, back to the steps. We have dug into steps 1,2 and 3. I have spoken often of step 4, the inventory step or “stuff’s just got real” step. Step 5 is the completion of step 4, which is the reading of the step 4. So, that brings us to Steps 6 and 7. These… Continue reading No Skipping Steps 6 and 7.

Pursuit of Luxury

I love looking out the window at trees and watching how they change with the seasons, or the weather. I get used to their shape and they become like old friends to me. Sitting in my room today, it is difficult to see the trees past the power poles, transformers and lines that are obscuring… Continue reading Pursuit of Luxury

Shifting Gears…

Driving down the road earlier today, I began thinking about how cars are made. Planes too for that matter,  actually anything mechanical. I know that gears and motors that make a conveyance run are manufactured with a set of specifications, or tolerances. Meaning, each piece fits together with certain measurements that cannot be too far… Continue reading Shifting Gears…

Spread the Love 💕💗

Today was rainy and sunny, from moment to moment, prompting me to run out and purchase a new rain shell to wear as my current jacket is a little on the heavy side for most days of 5o's and raining. It's what I have been eyeing for some time, and it serves a practical purpose.… Continue reading Spread the Love 💕💗

Cracking Denial

It's getting closer to spring, but still the weather forecast is calling for snow. Interesting, but I don't buy it. The little green sprigs amongst the dried twigs in my oregano bush don't either. Went to a splendid meeting tonight, and the teaching was on denial. Denial can be a tough nut to crack. It… Continue reading Cracking Denial