I’m Falling Apart but I’ve Never Felt Better

My greatest appreciation tends to be in retrospect. Through the course of my forties I’ve come to miss the days when my body functioned so much better, with so little upkeep, and was almost entirely pain free. Things change. I was diagnosed this week with an aneurysm of the popliteal artery (sounds like scary shit, […]

Life is Better Sober

Today’s blog is a guest post from Bryce Thomas and the Recovery folks at Renaissance Ranch, a drug and alcohol addiction recovery center located in Bluffdale, Utah. They specialize in gospel centered 12 step recovery programs for both men and women. Addiction can be a devastating trial for both an addict and the family of […]

Getting Out of My Own Way

I just deleted a Facebook game that I’ve been playing for over five years. I’m such a creature of habit that I continued to enrich my super bad ass fictional character long after it was fun. It became a chore – something to attend to daily. I completely overlooked the fact that it wasn’t enjoyable […]

When You’re Afraid to Go to Sleep

It used to surprise me how many of the trauma survivors I serve enjoy horror movies. It took me a long time to get it. Unlike the imagery in your head, you can make the movie stop anytime you want. She talks about Nightmare On Elm Street and tells me she’s like the girl who […]