Never Alone, Never Again

Newest podcast interview available NOW! I recently had the chance to sit down with Brett from Recovery Survey, & discuss my recovery – both the good AND the bad – & talk a little about my book, “Against Such Things: A Memoir of Trauma, Addiction, & Survival.” “Against Such Things” is the riveting true accountContinue reading “Never Alone, Never Again”

Reflections & Reparations

Today, somehow, it’s been 5-years since my father passed from this life into the next. Five years since the most complicated, tumultuous, loving relationship of my life ended. Five years. Losing a parent is HARD. Losing a parent who was both your lifelong cheerleader AND long-standing nemesis? Well, that’s a whole other ball of wax.Continue reading “Reflections & Reparations”

Kindle Countdown Deal

My book, Against Such Things: A Memoir of Trauma, Addiction, & Survival is on sale for only $2.99 this week. l was going to wait until some “Substance Abuse Awareness Month” or “Trauma Survivors Week” came around, but decided that wasn’t necessary. There are people suffering NOW, & I sure wouldn’t have made it outContinue reading “Kindle Countdown Deal”

New Podcast Dropped Today!

I had a chance to sit down Missing Mei from The Creative Sober and talk about my book, confronting #toxictheology, the creative process in sobriety, and what recovery looks like for me today.

Remember, Remember

It’s been a long day, week, month of editing and I find myself sinking into anxiety and future tripping. Worrying, worrying, worrying what people will think: what YOU will think about all the bad, hard, shameful things I’ve said, I’ve done, I’ve been. And then I remember: I survived. Not only that, but I OVERCAME.Continue reading “Remember, Remember”

Why I Wrote My Memoir

Against Such Things is a labor of love conceived after traversing the depths of insanity and despair and coming out somewhat-less-than-unscathed. The concept—the overarching message—being one of HOPE. Hope. Healing. Healing from complex trauma, from addiction, from incarceration. There IS a new way of life, and I am living proof. Long and longer I spentContinue reading “Why I Wrote My Memoir”