What inspired me to write “Secret No More”

What inspired me to write “Secret No More”

When addiction first crept into our household 11 years ago, I started keeping a journal. Retreating to clean white paper became my refuge. The blank pages stared back, non-judgmental and welcoming. On their unvarnished surface I poured out my anguish, fear, confusion and shame. It was the only place – until many years later – …

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When friendships matter most

When friendships matter most

Like many parents there was a time I knew Jacob’s friends. And their parents, too. We were a tribe raising our little indians to be the chiefs we knew they would be. In high school that all changed. Jacob suddenly drew new friends. I neither knew them nor their families. The telltale signs of something …

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Wishing you serenity in the new year

Wishing you serenity in the new year

God grant me the serenity To accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, And wisdom to know the difference. When I first heard it, the words barely registered. It was at an anniversary celebration for Pathways, the alcohol and substance use treatment center where I served on the board …

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