12 Steps

February, 2018

Making My Mind My Friend

The Inside Job “You may believe that you are responsible for what you do, but not what you think. The truth is that you are responsible for what you think as well because it is only at this level that you can exercise choice. What you do comes from what you think.” “You are much too tolerant of mind wandering and are passively condoning your mind’s miscreations.” You are free...Read More
January, 2018

My Bipolar Story

For as long as I can remember, I have had bouts of depression accompanied with suicidal tendencies. I always believed it to be only situational depression. I thought, “If you had my life you would be depressed too.” I have been diagnosed with most of the common mental illnesses; ADD, ADHD, PTSD – you name it! Not until after the age of 50 though did I really pay attention to...Read More
January, 2018
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The Self Medicated Addict

“Hello I am Johnnie and I am an addict.” I have said those words so many times in the last thirty-four years that it has become difficult for me to introduce myself without the label. Today I do not like the “I am” of it all. I have an incredibly addictive personality but that is not all that I am. I have spoken at many twelve step meetings both as...Read More