In the Stillness You Will Know

“Out of the Woods” is about long-term recovery of all kinds. The book addresses people recovering from alcoholism, drug addiction, food and eating addictions—(including the near cousin: exercise addiction), and the behavioral addictions like...

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Step Three – Into the Abyss

In Step Three we turn our lives over to something that is bigger than us–something that we don’t control. For some of us that might be a pretty traditional god—an anthropomorphized “He”, and for others the Higher Power is an “it” or an...

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A Recovery Life is a Real Life

Most of us in “double-digit” recovery have learned that the twelve steps and working a program are part of a good life, but we also know that these do not protect us from illness, job troubles, problems with kids and family, all manner of loss...

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Out of the Woods

Welcome to Out of the Woods! This blog accompanies my new book about long-term recovery and the joy, humor, ongoing growth and of course, even new struggles that come with recovery after years ten, 20, 30 and more. What you’ll find here and in...

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