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#marriageisdope : How Recovery Helped Save My Marriage.

Hello Lovelies! I am proud to announce today that it is my 15th Wedding Anniversary! Today I’m going to be talking to you about marriage. I’ve been to the combat zone, I’ve conquered pain med addiction, recreational drug use, alcoholism, codependence, raising girls, PTSD, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Depression, and the list goes on and on. […]

Slay Those Goals! 7 Biggest Obstacles Holding You Back and How To Overcome Them

With all this talk about resolutions and goals for 2018, I think it’s a good time to reflect on goal setting, and what holds us back from achieving our goals most often. Some days I feel like a total boss, achieving everything I desire and aspire to be for the day. Other days, I sink into oblivion where my creative niche runs circles above my head, stuck in the fog of indecision and nothing fruitful comes of it. Nevertheless, I’ve narrowed the list down to 7 of the biggest obstacles that get in the way of achieving goals. In this article, I’ll offer some solid advice for overcoming these obstacles.

Coming Out: Bringing My PTSD Shame Out Of The Closet

Drop me in a combat zone with a rifle and I’ll be just fine. That’s not courageous for me. What’s courageous is facing your feelings after you get home. I’ve only just begun this journey. I’ve confessed some of my deepest darkest secrets on this blog. My character defects and circumstances are a very transparent part of me. Now that I’m in recovery I’ve learned to own them. I’ve learned my story isn’t just for me, it’s for you too.

There’s just this little thing gnawing at me. This little thing is called PTSD.

The Opioid Crisis: Answers To Your 4 Basic Questions

Headlines across the United States are rampant with news about the “Opioid Crisis.” The deaths involved with opioid overdose are staggering, hence the terms “crisis” and “epidemic.” In this article I answer the 4 basic questions on everyones minds. What is an Opioid? What exactly is an opioid or opiate? According to Inaba and Cohen, […]

The Buzz on Weed: 5 Facts You Need to Know Before Lighting Up

With all the buzz surrounding marijuana these days it’s easy to get lost in the misleading headlines. If you’re working on recovery, if you’re living a sober life, don’t throw it all away due to some miseducation. If you struggle with a co occurring disorder and want to treat it with marijuana instead of prescription medication, it is entirely possible to do so and live a sober life. The key is to do your research, and take the advice of professionals, not headlines.