Category: Maggy M

Tikken Olam – Healing the World Begins with Each of Us

I finally saw the Won’t you be my Neighbor? movie (the most successful biopic in film history) about Fred Rogers. I highly recommend it because the world so needs his message right now. And apparently many individuals do too. As the film ended and the theater went silent, I heard one woman burst into sobs

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I’m not Drinking Today Because …

Question Mark National Punctuation Day

This is national PUNCTUATION DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m a writer and I need to stay alcohol free to be able to write….anything at all worth reading. Unlike Ernest Hemingway, I can tell you without the teensiest reservation that booze did nothing for my craft. Lots of us writerly types struggle with alcohol and other sundry addictions. Creatives

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More Joy Please

What makes us happy? What gives us joy? What brings real comfort? How do we find peace?  Most of us could have easily answered those questions at age three or four or five. But when was the last time we even stopped to consider them?  One of the soul-stripping effects of any addiction is the

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Break Free of the Staus Quo

I can’t say enough about the inspiration coming from Tama Kieves. She’s not a leader in the recovery movement (her partner is in long-term recovery, however) but she IS a leader in the movement of being who we truly are and all we can be. And the journey she is describing here applies so beautifully and

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