100 Days of Writing – Day Twenty-Two

Adventures in Living: Trying to treat ADD with meds, while at the same time, quit smoking – Day Five Another day is nearly half-done and I’ve had more success today than on any of the other previous days. I awakened this morning at 5 a.m. and had a cigarette. Before retiring back to bed, IContinue reading “100 Days of Writing – Day Twenty-Two”

100 Days of Writing – Day Twenty

Adventures in Living: Trying to treat ADD with meds, while at the same time, quit smoking – Day Three Yesterday was my third day of taking stimulant medication to try to get a better handle on my ADD. I would also like to say I still have in mind to quit smoking, but didn’t takeContinue reading “100 Days of Writing – Day Twenty”

100 Days of Writing – Day Seventeen

Adventures in Living: Trying to treat ADD with meds, while at the same time, quit smoking – Day One Here I am, at sixty-three years of age, dealing with two “situations” in my life: Attention Deficit Disorder and smoking cigarettes. I’ve tried a couple of prescription medications for both ADD and smoking without success. ThisContinue reading “100 Days of Writing – Day Seventeen”

100 Days of Writing – Day Twelve

Why do I write? I started writing nearly twenty years ago in the first days of recovery. It was suggested by a therapist I was seeing at the time. I purchased a small journal and started writing and have written most every day since that time. I see writing as a form of therapy IContinue reading “100 Days of Writing – Day Twelve”

Random Writing – Fear, the evil and corroding thread

Fear has been called “the evil and corroding thread that weaves its way through the very fabric of our existence.” (1) . That certainly has been and can be the case with me. I went through a particularly tumultuous time in my life and would find myself awaking each morning in terror and dread, filledContinue reading “Random Writing – Fear, the evil and corroding thread”

Shared Writing – Detachment is Giving Up Control

Detachment is giving up control, even the thought of it! We are so practiced at trying to control others. We learn to be very subtle, certain that others can’t detect our efforts. But they can. I was a master at control, I thought. But all I was really a master at was frustrating others andContinue reading “Shared Writing – Detachment is Giving Up Control”

Detachment is the freedom not to be angry or sad….

Reading #89 from “Let Go Now” by Karen Casey “Many would argue that we can’t keep our feelings separate from the actions of others or the circumstances that have befallen us. I am certainly not trying to convince you that this is an easy task, but it is doable. While I admit it has takenContinue reading “Detachment is the freedom not to be angry or sad….”

100 Days of Writing – Day One

Day One – Pivot Point Your story so far Think about your life so far. What’s been a pivot point in your story? Describe the before and after. My pivot point definitely came on August 10, 2002. I at that point realized that I am an alcoholic. My wife of twenty-two years had left andContinue reading “100 Days of Writing – Day One”

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”