Random Thoughts on This Day…

Today is a pretty important day in my life. It was exactly 6940 days ago, nineteen years, that I began my journey of recovery from alcoholism. It was a Saturday and it was seemingly like any other day as I awakened. But that was soon to change and a series of events were set intoContinue reading “Random Thoughts on This Day…”

Quotable Quotes – Synchronicity

“There are no coincidences. We meet people intentionally who have been put on our path for a reason– sometimes sooner, sometimes later. — Kenneth Harris “Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson “We are like islands in the sea,; separate on the surface but connected inContinue reading “Quotable Quotes – Synchronicity”

ADHD and Alcholism…the connection

I’ve continued to do research and see if there are connections between addiction and ADHD. In particular of special interest is alcoholism. I found the following article that sheds some light: Are Drug Abuse and Alcoholism More Common Among People With ADHD? Several studies have shown a strong connection between ADHD, drug abuse, and alcoholism. ADHD is five toContinue reading “ADHD and Alcholism…the connection”

The Diagnosis…and Beyond

I’ve always known that my mind worked quite a bit differently than most. But although I had labeled myself as ADHD and actually twice tried medications to help control it, I didn’t feeling understand its ramifications until just recently. An initial intake visit with a new therapist opened the door to a discussion of bothContinue reading “The Diagnosis…and Beyond”

Change,,,the Only Constant in Life

As I grow older, and hopefully wiser, I am reminded that one of the only constants in our lives is change. As the seasons roll through, one to the other, so our worlds do as well. And as individuals, we too find ourselves changing with the times. I tend to think of myself as aContinue reading “Change,,,the Only Constant in Life”

Faith Amidst Struggles, Regardless of Circumstances

I am reminded this day that the strongest of faiths can be built during the most trying of circumstances. I look back on my life and see that the times when my faith was bolstered the most was when life had dealt its harshest blows. Such is the way life works…such is the way faithContinue reading “Faith Amidst Struggles, Regardless of Circumstances”

Stop Wondering the “Whys” in Life…

I’ve had a lot of time to reflect here the past several weeks and a part of what I’ve learned is that I’ve had an insatiable desire to know “why” things in life have turned out as they have. I want to get at the root cause of things and be able to rationalize whyContinue reading “Stop Wondering the “Whys” in Life…”

Perspective on God…

I recently saw a friend post a picture of herself on the beach with the caption “God is so good.” That same friend, on her way home from the beach, was having car problems. I reminded her in a comment to “Remember that God is good.” Other situations come to mind. Someone is having severeContinue reading “Perspective on God…”

Two Weeks Away from Social Media

Tonight I’m beginning a two week break from Facebook. I’ve once again realized how much mindless time I spend on it and think being away for a while will do me some good. I’ve left instructions on my page on how to access the daily posts I do for those who really want to continueContinue reading “Two Weeks Away from Social Media”