Tonight’s Gratitude

Sitting here tonight watching a movie with my daughter on one side of me and Izzy curled up on the other side, while I worked on my laptop, it was just a joyous evening.  Things are so different today then they were a year ago, even two or three years ago.  Yes, I was still tucking… Continue reading Tonight’s Gratitude

God says, “Not now.”

Realizing there was a reason the relationship ended; hindsight is 20/20. The storms I went through were not something he could withstand...he still cannot, or chooses not too.  Most "friends and loved ones" have not been able to endure it; or have chosen not too. They have distanced themselves from me: from the situation.   It… Continue reading God says, “Not now.”

Food For Thought

Thanksgiving 2016 will be upon us in 4 minutes according to my clock. It is a rocky time for some of us, especially those of us in addiction. Whether it be drugs, alcohol, sex, gambling…whatever the case may be. I am fortunate to have a safe place to go, to have the opportunity to have… Continue reading Food For Thought

Green-Eyed Monster

Jealousy, a necessary human emotion, or one that is taken to the extreme, causing more harm than good.  This human emotion is not just a man or a woman issue in romantic relationships.  It can present itself in sibling rivalry in families or in friendships.  Usually there is a real, or perceived threat, by a third-party to… Continue reading Green-Eyed Monster

Discrimination-Service Animals

In the past week, or more, I have received constant harassment and discrimination due to having a service animal.  These are quite intelligent people too, that work for big corporations, so it gives me pause how they address it at their own work place; or do those with disabilities just bend over and take it… Continue reading Discrimination-Service Animals

Where do we go after we die?

This came up on a Facebook meme I posted on my wall.  I just did some reading on where each religious view believes their parishioners go and it does vary, which is expected.  There are many views, and beliefs, on it.  We each have our own views on this and religion. It has been a very hot topic of… Continue reading Where do we go after we die?

The Babies That Are Not With Us

  The loss of a child can be a hard pill to swallow. Loosing part of yourself, which you carried inside you for a time, feeling him move around inside your belly. How does one deal with that effectively and not lose their mind and soul in the process? Grief…yes, it is loss, hardship, tears,… Continue reading The Babies That Are Not With Us

WHY I STAND BY PLANNED PARENTHOOD

WHY I STAND BY PLANNED PARENTHOOD – http://wp.me/p2tci7-6G This is a beautifully worded blog. Check it out. -Lori Featured Image credit Here is the list of links that started this little series of stories if you would like to read the rest. Planned Parenthood Thoughts Planned Parenthood Part I Planned Parenthood Part II Are we… Continue reading WHY I STAND BY PLANNED PARENTHOOD

The Disease of Addiction-My Perspective

The disease of addiction¹ has many faces and names.  There is only one definition I have found that the medical and psychological community and the rooms of recovery all agree on, with few variations, to addiction. Addiction is a chronic, often relapsing brain disease that causes compulsive drug seeking and use, despite harmful consequences to… Continue reading The Disease of Addiction-My Perspective