Shared Reading: “Letting Go of Outcomes”

January 10, 2021 Some of us get attached to outcomes. We think a project or a relationship has to go a certain way. Sometimes we get so attached to the outcome of a thing, we don’t pay attention to how that thing feels. We may be so focused on marrying that person we’re dating, weContinue reading “Shared Reading: “Letting Go of Outcomes””

More Thoughts on this Day

Today has been a long day. I’m still trying to sort through some things in my life and my mind is on overdrive most all day long. It would seem that the morning hours are those that go the smoothest, but around noon the not-so-happy mindset creeps back in for much of the rest ofContinue reading “More Thoughts on this Day”

Random Thoughts for Reflection

A lot has been going on in my life here of late. Quite a few changes and attempts to make life more enjoyable. In the midst of it all, a lot of confusion has ensued and it’s definitely been a time for some deep soul searching. When things don’t turn out as we might wish,Continue reading “Random Thoughts for Reflection”

Shared Reading: The Tale of Gilgamesh

“This brings to mind the Sumerian tale of Gilgamesh, the stubborn, hard king who should to ask the immortal one the secret of life. He was told that there would be stones on his path to guide him. But in his urgency and pride, Gilgamesh was annoyed to find his path blocked, and so smashedContinue reading “Shared Reading: The Tale of Gilgamesh”

Day 2 of 23 in Self-Reflection

I’m the type person who’s always looking for “signs” out and about each day. Especially when they involve numbers of any sort and of course, those are everywhere to be found on license plates. On my way to get a bit to eat this morning, I spotted a car in front of me at aContinue reading “Day 2 of 23 in Self-Reflection”

Day 1 of 23 in Self-Reflection

Today I start a conscious reflection of my life at this point in time. My thoughts wander from here to there and I’ve found that daily readings to start each day are a good source of motivation. One of my readings this morning came from the book Embraced by Lysa TerKeurst. It was recommended byContinue reading “Day 1 of 23 in Self-Reflection”

Taking Notes: Side Effects of Melatonin

I’ve recently been taking melatonin to get a more-regulated period of quality sleep each night. While the supplement itself has been effective, I’ve also noticed some changes both physically and mentally during the daytime hours. So I’ve done a bit of research and here are the side effects that at least one article mentions. MelatoninContinue reading “Taking Notes: Side Effects of Melatonin”

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…”

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”