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Art, Life, and Sobriety

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Art, Life, and Sobriety

We all come to terms with our sobriety in different ways. Mine begins with a feckless artist being murdered on the beach and ends with the archetypal be-heading of a biblical monster. Caravaggio is just another name in some cold museum. He died at 39 in 1610 –maybe murdered – and he had spent his last few years on the run from a murder charge. But that was not what drew me to him – nor the fact that I retraced his footsteps through Southern Italy for two gloriously drunken weeks back in 2006.   What drew me to him...

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Acceptance – Rejection – Affirmation

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Acceptance – Rejection – Affirmation

In the beginning of my journey to sobriety, I felt like I needed some answers. What was it that triggered my addiction in the first place? Maybe I felt like I’d be more at peace with the train wreck I called my life if I had answers to why I made such devastating and destructive ...

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The 5 Stages of a Dying Relationship

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The 5 Stages of a Dying Relationship

Living with an addict is not easy; in fact it’s one of the hardest lifestyles to endure. But living with the addiction is one of the hardest things for an outsider to comprehend. I have lived the addiction and also lived with an addicted, or many at that. Living with someone who is addicted is ...

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Why Letting Go Is So Hard

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Why Letting Go Is So Hard

Warning: Trigger Warning : Warning  Why letting go is so hard. So, I’ll get straight to the point folks. Coming down to brass tact’s—or nuts and bolts—addiction and recovery are two completely lifestyles, ways to live, and mindset. Everyone asks the question: “Why is it so hard to let go?” I must answer back; getting ...

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