Are You Investing In Your Child

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Are you investing in your child’s recovery or in their addiction? I’ve spent a lot of years going through revolving doors of addiction with my daughter. Between rehabs, apartments, treatment options, and everything else you can imagine, my former wife and I have spent a fortune of money and, more importantly, precious time (years) trying to help her fight this …

Delivering Value

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Building relationships with mentors starts by you delivering value to them. This was a tough one for me. Coming out of years of addiction I wasn’t sure that I had much value to deliver to anyone. This is the “shame” component that goes along with being an addict. I’d spent so many years in isolation that I really didn’t have …

FINDING YOUR MOJO

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I remember when I first started out on this awesome journey and people would ask me what I wanted in life. I’d say things like I just want to be happy or I want to have the freedom to live my dreams or I want to be financially independent. These are all great dreams to have but what does that …

FEELS LIKE THE FIRST TIME

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I remember the first time I kissed a girl. Her name was Pam. I knew right then I was in love. I was going to marry her and spend the rest of my life with her. We were going to have three kids and live in a nice home in the country. I wasn’t sure where the kids would come …

Playing the Shame Game

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I was at an event a while back where we were being trained for professional speaking. I was so excited because I’ve always wanted to be on stage making people happy. Originally it was a dream of being a rock and roll singer for some famous band but that got short circuited. I grew up believing strongly in sex and …

W.O.R.K is a 4 Letter Word

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As part of my unlearning process I’ve decided to redefine some of the words that I use. Some of them need to be removed from my vocabulary altogether because they don’t serve me in any way. Words like “should”. “Should” is a word that I only use when I’m judging myself or others and I’m not qualified to be a …

Cross, Healing, Christianity

Healing

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Christianity teaches us of the holy trinity.. Father, Son, and Holy ghost.  This translates to me as Mind, Body, and Spirit. Each of us has those 3 entities as part of our being. This is how I came to understand that we are all God and God is all us. Mentors of mine like to break it into 4 categories …

Letter From My Dog

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Dear Greg, I haven’t communicated through language since my spirit was in a human body so bear with me. Once we are aware that there is no need for separation, language is no longer needed. There is only love. I’m connecting with you in the form of a dog in order that I may teach you. It’s much easier for …

The Advice Myth

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There are many so called “experts” out there ready and willing to give me advice at every turn on this journey. Some will do it for a small amount of cash in the basket or a credit card number. Others will give it for free with the purest  intentions. Some of it I found valuable and other times it’s really …

Waking Up

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As I begin to wake up it appears that the world around me is waking up with me. Are we living in a new era of enlightenment or has it always been like this and I was just blind to it? During my dark years I used to think that reality really sucked but today I know everything I thought …