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LEAVING THE LONESOME BATTLE BEHIND

It has come to my attention that some people think I am too hard on myself; Doctors, therapists, friends, family, complete strangers…Ok maybe I'm too self-critical — I call it self-awareness but no need for semantics, I am willing to concede to this kind lot that I am a bit hard on myself. I suppose not many writers… Continue reading LEAVING THE LONESOME BATTLE BEHIND

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My Balancing Act

"If the world were to end tomorrow would you get wasted?" That was the question that got the table laughing and got a resounding "yes" in response from the others. I had just finished chairing a meeting at Bellevue hospital, speaking to those still in the terrifying grips of this illness so the others would… Continue reading My Balancing Act

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Don’t give them everything you’ve got

People will ask you for everything don't give it to them They will ask you to share your deepest desires with them hold on to them They will want you to know it is safe to speak to them speak sparingly Others will ask you to tell them how you feel do not lie |… Continue reading Don’t give them everything you’ve got

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These things take time | I have time

The greatest challenge is learning to work alongside yourself. If you can figure out how to do this successfully everything else is a breeze. February 9, 2014, is the last time I had a drink. In a couple of days I will be celebrating my one year anniversary - I don't know what to say. Lately I have been… Continue reading These things take time | I have time

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Find your way | Find your reasons | Don’t question it

Last evening I attended a mental health awareness event in the basement of a restaurant with about 150 other people. If you know me you may be thinking how much I must have wanted to not be there. I don't like crowds, I don't like crowds in basements, and I don't like crowded basements full of… Continue reading Find your way | Find your reasons | Don’t question it

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Sit with yourself alone and listen

To Whom it May Concern, I want to know what you are thinking. Each time you look at me with a little confusion, a little displeasure, I want to know what I did wrong. I want to know what you are thinking about me — the rest of your thoughts are yours. I am selfish in… Continue reading Sit with yourself alone and listen

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At The Bottom Of It All

One who stands still and digs just one foot down will find more than those who wander the earth searching for answers above the ground On Monday I was walking with a 59-year-old woman named Lisa along 1st avenue towards Bellevue Hospital. I chair a meeting there on the 20th floor - it is called a… Continue reading At The Bottom Of It All