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Pink Clouds And Elephants

Pink Cloud, the Old Timer’s say you exist so you must. That mysterious place floating at the intersection sobriety and spiritual bliss. Yet so many times it seems you elude me. Perhaps you are more like a wicked game of Mario Brothers, jumping from pink cloud to pink, hoping to land safely when more often […]

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Faith’s Story of OCD

I have had the privilege of knowing Faith for a long time now. She also has OCD. Here is her story. So Faith, tell us a little about yourself? I’m 38.  I think portraits tell stories about people.  I am building a library because as a kid my Dad had one and I loved to […]

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OCD vs Depression, Bears vs Hornets

I have often tried to come up with a good analogy of what exactly OCD is like and to be honest it is really hard to describe. Depression is easy to describe. While I can’t actually prove this, and hopefully one day I will be able to, I picture depression as being mauled by a […]

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Pride vs. Courage

Being involved in recovery I get to have a lot of good conversations with various people. A guy came up to me one day and said he was working through his steps with his sponsor and that his sponsor wanted him to talk to two people a day about what he was working on. Today he […]

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Serious Thoughts On Suicide

Today I want to talk about a topic that is very sensitive to a lot of people, including myself, and that topic is suicide. I have to confess I’m a little nervous about writing this entry because it does hit close to home however in light of some recent (and not so recent) events I […]

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Sobriety and Mental Disorders

Addiction is a twisting, turning tornado that destroys everything in its path. Now make it worse by adding in mental disorders and you have the perfect storm. In fact, around 60% of people with mental disorders end with addictions of some sort. It goes along with the old adage of self-medicating and it makes thing […]

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