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My Wife's Recovery Story...

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My Wife's Recovery Story...

"When you feel you are alone, pray. This past few weeks has been rough not only for me but also for Brian. I went to Yoga Class for a month and it really helped me. I’m afraid to say I’ve been through depression with everything that’s going on with my life, I wanted to be free and just run away and forget everything. I may sound selfish but when you feel alone, no one’s there for you that nothing makes you happy anymore and you forget to take care of yourself you only worry about what matters in your life.(Today...

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Honesty Hurts People; Lying Hurts them More!

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Honesty Hurts People; Lying Hurts them More!

Sometimes I'm just SO CONFUSED with being "ME." Sometimes I've never felt so lost. But when you have a foundation of #recovery built up through years of failures & infinite amounts of pain you find strength, courage, & experience to shine through all of the blinding darkness When I feel like I'm going out of my mind there is a battle between control & loss of control. I'm not sure how much I "WANT" to believe in labels and with them I judge myself harder, but without them I'm not sure who I am at all Thank God for everyone who...

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How to Give The Right Kind of F***s

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How to Give The Right Kind of F***s

Plenty of real people love the real you! So while you may miss old places, faces, and things, there is a reason that we don't revisit those times in our life. You should never risk your life in order to make someone love anything other than the most authentic version of you! Living with conditions is exactly like living on borrowed time. And the rent you provide those conditions in your head are being paid by one person: YOU. You're paying interest while paying rent on conditional love, with your life! While there are people who love you unconditionally; just like...

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How I Became Independent Through Togetherness!

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How I Became Independent Through Togetherness!

On our 4th of July--Independence Day in America--I found my peace with independence by accepting that I was deserving enough to have togetherness as a part of my happiness! And that involved loving and being loved!  🎉   While I always felt undeserving to let others love me, that was my selfish attitude talking, when many people already loved me! And to withhold my heart from the World I was isolating my those who loved me from the beauty that was only reciprocated through togetherness! While it is okay to be alone, it's more of being okay with being you without restrictions of...

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A Birthday I Never Thought I'd See

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A Birthday I Never Thought I'd See

As I published this on an anonymous FaceBook account, I thought to myself, "Am I really doing a recovery storytelling platform any good, if I can't even bare to speak about the day I was born?" And truth be it all that I never thought--born or not--that I'd be alive at 28, fearing 30, or planning a future with the most loving, caring, supportive, and beautiful wife in the World! But, here I am. And as you hear the irony of my life spin out of control through triggers, happiness, self-worth, anger, despair, and embodiment of mind, body, soul pains,...

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