Sometimes Just Saying No Isn’t Enough

In the field of addiction recovery, there are many different philosophies and treatment modalities available to those who seek help.  Sadly, the complexities of treatment and prevention are often times boiled down into a single catchphrase or slogan for popular...

What Are You Watering?

MY FRONT LAWN I let two large trees in my front yard go too long without a proper trimming, and over time the increased shade they provided caused much of my front lawn to become sparse and die. Dirt and silt became more plentiful than blades of grass. Some awesome...

My Aunt Dot

Aunt Dorothy was different.  As a child, I didn’t appreciate those differences.  I recall the day that she insisted my sister could fit one more tablespoon of cream into her mason jar.  After all, she was paying us for the cream.  My mother laughed about it when Aunt...

What’s Your Stress Load?

Are you feeling a bit stressed? There are so many responsibilities and pressures we feel on a daily basis that come from work, home, school, and our community.  These stressors all compound and create a type of “stress load”.  Stress can help to motivate us to...