Is Freedom a Choice?

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I attended the Integral Twelve Step Meeting at Alaska Wisdom Recovery this week and the topic was freedom. The thoughts went down so many great branches! So many that today, while those branches spread, I am going back to the roots.

This Summer Solstice weekend also marks Fathers Day and my three-year anniversary of sobriety. I have talked about transparency here quite a bit and am going to offer up some more. It is what keeps me sober and with ...

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There is a starting line for the rest of your life.

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I’m calling this A Starting Line because of what I have experienced in recovery. It represents a starting line for everybody because everyone is in recovery from something. Substance or alcohol abuse, a traumatic experience as a child or an adult… I even have friends that joke about being recovering Catholics. They all have common elements.

Whether an isolated traumatic incident or a longer period of time that we have lived with certain behaviors, they all have some common elements. Shame, ...

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