7 Practices For Creating Your “Most Wonderful Time Of The Year”

How To Get Your Holiday S.W.A.G.G.E.R. On. Anyone who knows me, knows that I love challenging the status quo when it comes to how we define things in our culture. One of my favorite ways to do that is by redefining words in the language I use for my own self talk. Words are probably the most powerful tools I …

Be Careless What You Wish For

Care-less: (adjective) not giving sufficient thought to avoiding harm or error What comes to mind when you hear the word “careless?” For me it brings up other words like reckless, irresponsible, and shallow. All words that describe virtues that I was taught to avoid like the plague. Merriam-Webster will give words their commonly accepted definitions but, we all have our …

Fog On The Mirror

There’s fog on the mirror, it’s blocking my gaze As I search for the man from my yesterdays My heart becomes heavier the longer I stare For only the fog am I seeing in there My vision is yearning for some little sign A small slice of beauty that I can call mine Despite all my efforts I fill with …

What Is A Recovery Life Coach?

As a recovery life coach, I’m often confused with many other professionals in the recovery industry who have very important and very different roles than me. I’m not a therapist, counselor, sponsor, sober companion, or guru. I do the same thing as coaches do in any other industry. I help you achieve results fast by taking action. My role is …

I Thought Living A Sober Life Meant Giving Up My Manhood

As I reflect on the early days of my addiction recovery I’m struck by the things I was willing to give up to get clean. I truly was at the point where I was willing to do anything to make the intense pain go away. The failed marriages, lost relationships with my kids, and destroyed career opportunities were at the …

Sometimes A Man Just Needs A Good Blow Job

There hasn’t been any shortage of excitement in the southern US this fall as Mother Nature made many of us her cuckold for a couple weeks. She sent my wife, Kristin and I packing as Irma was bearing down on us with all the wrath of a woman scorned. Regrettably, we didn’t get a chance to cuddle after our encounter …

4 Stories That Kept Me Stuck In Addiction Recovery

The truth…the whole truth…nothing but the truth… If there’s one thing I’ve learned on this journey it’s that there are very few absolute truths. It seems that every month I’m reading about a scientific fact that has been disproved with a newer scientific fact. Then there are those that are simply created to satisfy someone’s personal agenda of fame or …

Don’t Use Gratitude To Self Medicate

An attitude of gratitude may be the most powerful tool in my tool bag. That’s why I have to be very careful how I use it. There are still many mornings when I wake up feeling like I had a shit sandwich for bedtime snack the night before (and I’m not just talking about my breath). That’s why part of …

3 Laws You Can’t Break (but you can use them to serve you)

I was having a conversation with a bud the other day about the changing times and it led to the recent trend of legalizing marijuana across the country. I said, “go figure, they finally make it legal after we quit smoking” and his reply to me was, “Greg, if it was legal back then, you wouldn’t have been attracted to …

Are You Stealing From Your Non Addicted Child To Feed An Addiction?

I’m hallucinating right now, that some of you are thinking I’m going to share some story about stealing money from my kids’ college funds to buy dope or something like that. I guess you would be right even though I never actually created college funds for them, I’m guessing I may have, had I not been feeding my addictions at …