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Let’s Talk About Planting

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I live in Arizona, and we’re known for a few things: the Grand Canyon, Tombstone, a bunch of sub-par sports teams, and freakishly unfair weather in most of the state. What we are not known for are our lush gardens and fertile soil. That doesn’t mean nothing grows here, but I live in the desert,…




To the Good People

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Here’s to the good people of the world: The ones who share what they have with others. The safe men and women who treat people with respect, honoring their boundaries. The man who saw me struggling with my garbage can and took it to the curb for me. My neighbors up the street who have…




Understanding “Safe Space”

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Let me begin by saying I’m a firm believer in all things recovery related, whether they be self-help groups, counseling, spiritual/religious practices, etc.  I owe what successes I have on many of them.  Coming up on 32 years sober, clean, and free from the institutionalized biases of the mental health system, I find myself reflecting…




Does Happiness Begin at 50 

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Although it may seem a little too ambitious, we like to call fifties: the middle age. Jokes aside, when you ask any person over 60 which period of their life was hardest for them in terms of stress, most of them said that it would definitely be their forties. It is simple: 50s are the…




How to Survive Your Next Business Trip

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Business trips are exciting when you set out on one for the first time, but after a while, you may feel like you’ve had enough of them. Frequent delays, occasionally canceled flights, one hotel bedroom after another – it becomes tedious and stressful, especially if you’re going alone. Here are some tips to help you…