Illuminating Service

It’s so illuminating when fate puts opportunities and people with their stories in my path. I’m honored to be on the Associate Board of Directors for the EveryDayMatters Foundation, it’s a nonprofit the company I work for started. The mission is erasing stigma surrounding mental health. This gets accomplished by everyone by their deed, impact, and word. That’s a very …

Depression, PTSD, & You Are Not Alone

We are all experiencing mental health issues or supporting a family, friend, or colleague in their recovery journey. Mental health conditions are showing up with young children to seniors in part due to loneliness for both. There are many opportunities to be of service in helping in the fight against mental health stigma and improving access to care. I was …

Decompress, escape, or expand?

How do you decompress after a long and trying week? I was kind of tired, my brain and body was tired, got home and wandered around a few rooms of our home until my wife pointed out I was just wandering around. This got me thinking, did I want to decompress, take a nap, smoke a cigar, take a walk, …

Experience, not regret

Thinking back I struggle to remember exactly when and what my first drink was exactly, lots of miles and drinks since I was a toddler. Best guess I was six years old and had grabbed a drink of peppermint schnapps my grandfather or dad had placed in our farm truck under the seat. We lived in the middle of Nebraska …

Recovery Month!

How does time go by so quickly when I’m busy. I’ve been thinking and thinking about evolving my personal website, a place I’m able to share thoughts and experiences on recovery, discuss books I’ve written and others. Well, that days is here, I finally put together enough nights and weekends of work to get there. It made appropriate and poetic …