A sober life is a great life!

What is the way to happiness?  Being totally sober.  Waking up on a Saturday and the only hangover you have is from the homemade caramel popcorn and staying up too late watching movies that were clean and wholesome enough for the kiddies to watch. I was recently inspired by a fellow sober sister visiting my site.  I don’t think about sobriety that much these days.  I have enjoyed it around 8 years and this just seems like normal life.  I take it for granted.   I’d like to celebrate it for a moment, though. In AA they celebrate sober birthdays. … Continue reading A sober life is a great life!

Starting over right here and now…or starting tomorrow.

What do we do when we wake up one day and realize that this is not the life we had dreamed of?  That we are miserable, tired…no, exhausted, and we feel lost beyond lost?  I went through this 10 years ago.  I had a quiet breakdown.  It wasn’t the dramatic nervous breakdown where you sit crouched in a corner rocking back and forth chanting some odd word over and over.  I just slowly unraveled and kept sliding more into drinking in my rented room at night while watching TV, crying after work, running on the hamster wheel without any life … Continue reading Starting over right here and now…or starting tomorrow.

Creating a Spiritual Center in your own home.

I love God, love Jesus, love Yogananda, don’t know much about Buddha, but he’s great too.  I love the spiritual world.  I also love the community and people overall.  Unfortunately, I can only take a group for so long before I start to get turned off.  I am one of those people that doesn’t fit into any sort of group, never have, but I mix well with ALL sorts of people.  I just can’t find my tribe, I fit with so many tribes.  I am expanded and open to so many things. I enjoy the big churches with the bands and Jesus … Continue reading Creating a Spiritual Center in your own home.

Memoirs of a Pot Farmers Daughter.

I have been working on a new writing project lately.  This one is personal…and not easy for many reasons. I had felt driven to write my memoirs of growing up in Leggett, a tiny, itsy, bitsy town between Garberville and Willits that hardly anyone knows about.  Just think rednecks and Deliverance.  It is part of the Emerald Triangle and where my mother decided we would live as hillbillies after being transplanted from San Francisco.  She had the same fantasy all foolish city folk have when they move up into the hills; a big garden, baking bread and reading all day, … Continue reading Memoirs of a Pot Farmers Daughter.

Why it’s so hard to overcome poverty, addiction, and debt…and how to do it anyway.

Napoleon Hill writes in his book, The Law of Success:  “Debt is a merciless master, a fatal enemy of the savings habit.  Poverty, alone, is sufficient to kill off ambition, destroy self-confidence and destroy hope, but add to it the burden of debt and all who are victims of these two cruel taskmasters are practically doomed to failure”. Sort of depressing yes?  So many people around the world struggle with poverty and debt.  But there are two kinds of these people.  There are the ones that just live in the wrong country at the wrong time and they suffer from … Continue reading Why it’s so hard to overcome poverty, addiction, and debt…and how to do it anyway.