My journey started in 1993, is still ongoing, and I continue to be a work in progress…. JM
A number of years ago, I grew scared that I had Anti-Social Personality Disorder because, as an active Addict, I was so disconnected from my emotions, from my empathy, and from other people. My therapist not only affirmed that I possessed an addiction-stunted ability to empathize, emote, connect, and self reflect, she told me essentially … Continue reading Bad People Don’t Care About Getting Better
You can face the adversities in your life with dignity, grace, and an openness to the lessons before you.
"The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not … Continue reading Compassion, Gentleness, and a Deep Loving Concern
"We're going to love you until you learn to love yourself." -heard in the rooms of AA
"You are no longer alone." Coming out of the isolation of Addiction and into a community of fellow sufferers in two different 12 Step programs has been a miraculously healing experience. Thank you to all of my brothers and sisters in recovery! ☺️🙏💚 JM
However, the catastrophic trainwreck, and the immiserating depression, that await at the end of the manic episode are never worth it. JM