MY GRANDMA’S CHRISTMAS COOKIE RECIPE

Christmas is just not complete without Christmas cookies. Today, my family and I baked and decorated about four dozen of those yummy treats . We used a recipe passerby down from my Grandmother and everything about making them brought back nostalgic memories from my childhood. If you’re looking to bake your own Christmas cookies for … Continue reading MY GRANDMA’S CHRISTMAS COOKIE RECIPE

8 HOLIDAY TRADITIONS WORTH STEALING

Most families have their “ways” of doing things around the the holidays. Holiday traditions have a certain nostalgia factor that just comes with this time of the year and there’s something about them that make the holidays magical. I wanted to share with you some of my favorite holiday traditions as well as a few … Continue reading 8 HOLIDAY TRADITIONS WORTH STEALING

GRATITUDE

G It’s that time of year again...the holidays are here! As I sit here and write this, Thanksgiving is just around the corner and it’s the perfect time of year to reflect on what I’m thankful for. While it’s nice to be thankful around this time of year, it’s even better to maintain that practice … Continue reading GRATITUDE

HOW PHYSICAL ACTIVITY CAN HELP YOU MANTAIN YOUR SOBRIETY

When a person uses drugs or alchol, their body often takes quite a beating. Over time, this can take a toll on their health which is often negatively affected. For me, while I still managed to look decent (the 15 pounds that I could never manage to loose prior to using was finally gone), from … Continue reading HOW PHYSICAL ACTIVITY CAN HELP YOU MANTAIN YOUR SOBRIETY

MY RECOVERY PROGRAM: HOW I GOT CLEAN WITHOUT REHAB

In my opinion, an addict isn’t done using until they know deep down in their core that they are DONE. Until a person reaches that point, that individual will continue to use. Period. Everytime that I went to rehab, I knew that I wasn’t done. Then, when I KNEW that I was done, it seemed … Continue reading MY RECOVERY PROGRAM: HOW I GOT CLEAN WITHOUT REHAB

5 WAYS TO KEEP THE PEACE WITH FAMILY GET TOGETHERS

For most people family gatherings are rarely ever stress free. Whether it’s a burnt turkey or political debates, it helps to have some “tools” is your “toolbox” to alleviate stress if conflict does arise around this time of year. If things do start to go awry, having a handful of coping mechanisms can help minimize … Continue reading 5 WAYS TO KEEP THE PEACE WITH FAMILY GET TOGETHERS

HOW REHAB MAY KILL YOU

I’ve been quite a few rehabs. Wanna take a guess at how many of them worked for me? Zero. Zip. Zilch. Nada....Not  single one of the rehabs that I went to helped me me STAY clean. Worse than the lack of success that I’ve had with rehabs is the startling fact that each and every … Continue reading HOW REHAB MAY KILL YOU