How I Quit Being a Slave to Alcohol

“Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.” - Jim Rohn I couldn’t even walk to the bathroom. I had managed to stand up and step out of the tent, but I could barely put one foot in front of the other. My entire...

The Symbolism of a Panic Attack

So far, I’ve had at least three major turning points in my life, all of which applied to my career and personal happiness and none of which left me peace of mind, but rather occasional and overwhelming fear and the determination to fight and succeed. Of course, what...

7 Years of Getting High vs. 7 Years of Sobriety

“Don’t just count your years, make your years count” - George Meredith Seven years of my life were spent completely wasted. But the next seven years of my life have been devoted to sobriety. As you might imagine, both time periods are polar opposites in experience. I...

Mistakes Were Made.

“Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.” - Oscar Wilde We have always been taught to seek happiness through an optimistic future plan. You should not dwell on the past you can’t change because your future is an open book. There are endless possibilities...

My Other Father

I sit at my father’s bedside listening to his breathing. The rhythmic gasps of the ventilator disrupt the stillness of his coma. A monitor glowing lime green displays his blood pressure, screaming when the numbers drop below safe levels. His pulse flashes blip, blip,...

How I Turned Around My Life After Our Full-term Stillborn

"You have within you, right now, everything you need to deal with whatever the world can throw at you." ~ Brian Tracy Dealing with death is difficult no matter the situation.  Unfortunately, it is something my wife and I had to overcome early in our marriage. Over...

In 4 Months I Erased 33 Years of Fear and Anxiety

“The decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.” – Elizabeth Stone I went all of my life wondering if I would have what it takes to be a father. My childhood was spent without one. One after...