The Gratitude Time, Part 5

By the time the celebrations were done and I finished writing this last night, it was too late to give it the mandatory once over.  So here we are, a day later than usual. On my birthday last year, it seems I was […]

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The Gratitude Time, Part 4

I don’t say this to be thrasonical about my perseverance but one, to connect with anyone else who’s done and so is familiar with the fatigue of the kind of vulnerability necessary when seeking counseling, a particular sort of soul bearing that just once can […]

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The Gratitude Time, Part 3

At 4 o’clock in the morning, all your stuff is monster-truck heavy and flashing-red important.  Then, after the sun stops being polite – on days you get sun – and charges heavy like judgment into your room to rouse you, the existential weight of […]

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The Gratitude Time, Part 2

I erroneously believed as a kid that I was a free spirit.  I wanted to be, but I was mostly just strong willed, which I say with intentional emphasis on “just.”  Yes, I get that it’s difficult for parents, but the reason […]

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“5 Reasons I Wish We Would Stop Talking About ‘Recovery'”: A Response

I know I was in the middle of something else here, but I wanted to take a few moments to respond to an article posted in one of my FB groups.  Liza Long, most popularly known for her “I Am Adam Lanza’s […]

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The Gratitude Time, Part 1

I’m getting over a committed and bombastic head cold so please forgive the raw tinge to the audio.  I learned my manners as a kid, but it was always hard to say thank you.  As an adult, I celebrate the free grace and […]

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