Making the Most of Your Mulligan

Make the Most of Your Mulligan As a golfing fanatic I’ve taken many mulligans in my day. For those of you who don’t share my passion for the sport I’ll explain the term. It’s simply a “do over” on my first shot off the tee. Sometimes I make the most of and other times I screw the second one up …

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A Little Clean Time, a “Get Well Job” and a Dream

I remember laying in my bed in the halfway house after an overnight shift at the restaurant. I was working as a short order cook at a breakfast joint in Boston. This was what we, addicts refer to as a “get well” job. I wonder if the “normal people” have any idea how much food and drink they consume that …

Hansel and Gretel

Did the Birds Eat Your Breadcrumbs? Remember the story of Hansel and Gretel? They ventured into the woods one day on an amazing adventure. They were having a blast, exploring all the wonders of nature just living in that “zone” that we talk about. Then when it was time to return home what happened? They realized they were lost… They …

Sobriety Sucks

I remember the years I spent in the revolving door of recovery and relapse. I’d get a year or so under my belt and then go back out. Each time I’d drag myself back into another 12 step meeting carrying an extra load of guilt and shame with me each time. It would get so frustrating. I’d bang my head …

Wants Versus Needs

Recently I surveyed some friends to find out what their greatest challenges were today.  I do this for a couple reasons: It helps me to target where I can deliver value It enables me to realize I’m not alone because most of the time I have the same challenges. One of them was determining our needs vs our wants or …

The Doctor Says I’m Terminal

When I heard this news it startled me. I didn’t hear it from the traditional human doctor but from the greatest of all physicians…My Source. After my meditation this morning I asked for my message for the day…that thing that guides me with inspiration. I opened up a book I’ve been reading called The Obstacle is the Way and the …

What I Learned From My Toilet

Lately, I’ve been struggling with the physical part of my life. Diet and exercise are words that make me cringe. They always seem to involve some kind of sacrifice…giving up something that makes me comfortable. When I think back to all the years I struggled to get clean it was the same kind of feeling. All I could think about …

How to Meditate

I’ve had a lot of people tell me that they don’t know how to meditate. They’ll say things like, “there are so many different ways to do it so how do I know which one is right? Here’s my humble opinion: All of them and none of them. I don’t mean to sound like one of those mystics who never …

Spring Cleaning

It’s that time of year, again. Every spring my wife goes on this rampage like she’s possessed by some demon. She goes through our home like a white tornado and when she’s done there isn’t a square inch that hasn’t been sanitized, deodorized, or euthanized. Generally, I’m OK with that even though I’ve always preferred clutter. Clutter has always held …