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. […]
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.
I catch myself white knuckling it more often than not this week. This week has been hell week. Not sure exactly what went wrong, but everything seemed upside down. Every single day was a struggle. Last night I reached my breaking point, and this morning I realize it’s time for a change. Yes, the physical […]
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.
It is not implied that there needs to be a belief system in a 12-step program, it is required. AA, NA, and CR require a higher power in their 12-step programs. Spirituality is a significant part of the 12 step program. Now, to simply attend such groups, one does not require a belief system. The support […]
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, […]
With all this talk about New Year’s resolutions and the whole “New Year, New Me” jargon going around, I figure it’s time to set some goals to slay this year. I don’t do resolutions, and I believe I’m born new every day, so my solution to success in 2018 is to create a Vision Board. […]
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.
It’s my first beauty review y’all! I can’t tell you how excited I am to share this experience with you. I found these ladies on Instagram @therealmoodiez. They were kind enough to send me some samples and the results are in!
It’s that feeling that I just can’t shake off. You know, one that just sits on your chest, heavy as can be. Gnawing at you. Taunting you. It wears me out. I’m tired. So tired. Tired of thinking. Tired of planning. Tired of strategizing. Tired of wanting. Tired of striving. I need to clear my […]