Lowering the Boom Box

I always needed something.  When I was younger, I always needed something in the car or the bus to read.  Even a two minute car ride required a few minutes of perusing through my library to find the book I wanted, nay, required, to take on a simple trip to the shopping mall.  I have always had…

Segments

I’m a nail biter.   So opening things like oranges are difficult, nay, impossible for me without some sort of instrument of citrus negotiation – the corner of a credit card, house keys, pencil, even the plug for my headphones has done double duty as peel starter.  But once started, I am like a panda…

The Ruthless and Savage Act of Being

Many years ago I took up golf.  Like the good alcoholic that I was, in my all-or-nothing mentality, I immersed myself in it.  I watched the Golf Channel, I subscribed to one or two golf magazines, watched golf infomercials with a keen eye, picked up several beginner and advanced golf books, and listened to anyone…

Finally…

I am back on the amends trail. While I don’t have many left (less than 10, methinks), I have been procrastinating.  Not sure why – the midway meltdown I guess.  I have heard that it’s common for many of us to get halfway and start to slow down.  I can identify.  I know I started…

Sloth Alert! Can I be too lazy to procrastinate?

I have noticed that I have been slacking in my 10th and 11th steps for some time now (I have been slacking in my realizations of slacking too).  Where once I was almost militant about doing a daily inventory, about stopping through the day to check myself, about asking for guidance when I was unsure,…

Meditation Challenge

I have been doing the Deepak Chopra 21-Day Meditation Challenge (link to pic above) and while I have never been a fan of guided meditations, these ones have been very beneficial to me and I will tell you why. Like many alcoholics / skeptics, I didn’t think that sitting still, in my own skin and…