100 Days of Writing – Day Sixty-Five

My simplistic take on addictive behaviors… There are those times in my life when addictions of one sort or another have found their way into my life. Upon examining my behaviors in hindsight, I can see where many of those habits came from. I think we all want ways to feel better,,, to cope withContinue reading “100 Days of Writing – Day Sixty-Five”

100 Days of Writing – Day Sixty-One

“Fear – the evil and corroding thread that weaves its way through the very fabric of our existence.” – AA Big Book Fear is a part of our lives that can rear its ugly head in so many different ways. I know for myself, it’s played a major part of my thought life, especially overContinue reading “100 Days of Writing – Day Sixty-One”

100 Days of Writing – Day Fifty-Six

I saw this quote just yesterday and was reminded that both faith and fear share a lot in common. The basic premise for both is that we’ve chosen to believe in something that we cannot see. Sometimes that’s a bit hard to wrap your mind around until you consider that all that we can seeContinue reading “100 Days of Writing – Day Fifty-Six”

100 Days of Writing – Day Fifty

Forty-eight days in and can still have that urge…. It’s been forty-eight days since I decided that I was going to quit smoking. It’s actually longer for that intention, but actually not smoking has been nearly seven weeks. And even now, after not having smoked 965 cigarettes, I can still get that urge. Twice I’veContinue reading “100 Days of Writing – Day Fifty”

100 Days of Writing – Day Forty-Eight

So many things we can become addicted to,,,,but why? I was talking with a friend last night about my continuing quest to be a non-smoker, lamenting how difficult some parts of the journey had been. She was tackling a similar issue with certain types of food she had been avoiding, for about the same lengthContinue reading “100 Days of Writing – Day Forty-Eight”

100 Days of Writing – Day Thirty-Nine

What are five things I can do when I get the urge to smoke? I have a good friend Michael who, like myself has in the past been addicted to smoking. Although I was addicted to cigarettes and him to smoking a pipe, the results were much the same: nicotine became addictive and began affectingContinue reading “100 Days of Writing – Day Thirty-Nine”

100 Days of Writing – Day Thirty-Six

Today is a milestone day for me in many ways. It was twenty years ago today that I began my journey of abstaining from alcohol use. That’s a total of 7305 days in all. August 10, 2002 also marked the beginning of my involvement in the recovery community, of which I am still a member.Continue reading “100 Days of Writing – Day Thirty-Six”

100 Days of Writing – Day Thirty-Five

“Acceptance is the answer to all my problems today. When I am disturbed, it is because I find some person, place, thing or situation—some fact of my life—unacceptable to me, and I can find no serenity until I accept that person, place, thing or situation as being exactly the way it is supposed to be atContinue reading “100 Days of Writing – Day Thirty-Five”

100 Days of Writing – Day Thirty-Four

Asking for help. It can be one of the most difficult things we do in life, but often it’s literally a life-saver. I found myself in what I consider to be the worst days of my life. My addiction to alcohol had been one of the primary reasons for my marital separation and eventual divorce.Continue reading “100 Days of Writing – Day Thirty-Four”