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A Blessing in Disguise

I sit here, curled up in a blanket on the couch, my computer on my lap. Yesterday something happened that lead to a new experience. My brain is racing and I feel as though my body is disassociated from my mind. The words I write just poor out of my head onto what I perceive […]

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I AM SELFISH

  I’m selfish. Most people respond to that statement with, “we’re all selfish—we have to be selfish in order to be healthy—in order to take care of another we have to take care of ourselves.” I’ve known how selfish I am for a while and it’s not your average selfish. I’ve always blamed the fact […]

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I debated on whether or not I wanted to share this, because I didn’t want it to seem like I was begging for money. I came to the conclusion that this is just a part of the process if I want to accomplish my goals. Starting my blog has given me a sense of purpose […]

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Share Your Truth Project: Robert W. Banes

If you look at Robert. W Banes’ Facebook, you’ll find a lot of funny meme’s and jokes. He’s clever and quick witted–but if you take a closer look, you will see that he carries a lot of pain and he’s not afraid to share his deepest thoughts. He’s a fighter; whether you’re dealing with physical […]

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Share Your Truth Project: Taylor Alton

Taylor Alton is not only strong and courageous, but she’s also one of the kindest people you could meet. She has an incredibly positive, uplifting attitude and it really seems to be contagious. Taylor is all about balance; she takes her physical health very seriously, spending time at the gym and eating healthy–she takes care […]

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Mental Illness & Addiction Support

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Share Your Truth Project: Sarah

I met Sarah when she was working in my little town as a teacher. I met her at a party when I was still drinking. Our first conversation consisted of me trying to convince her that she had to be older than me because I graduated in 2006 and she graduated in 2008—hello—6 is smaller […]

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Share Your Truth Project: Gaylene Bruce-Moyers

  I have known Gaylene since middle-school. I always saw her house a place of comfort when things weren’t as good at my home. I thought she was Superwoman–and I still do. She works hard in every aspect of her life. She’s kind–generous–beautiful–healthy–and smart. She has this quality about her that can’t be explained, you […]

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Share Your Truth Project: Darlene Starr

Darlene Starr is an all around amazing person. She is modest and doesn’t understand why I think so much of her. It’s hard to explain–she is just one of those people who uplifts others and never brings anyone down. She has inspired me with her attitude and as much as I know about the way […]

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Share Your Truth Project: Writing by Brandon Forseth

My goal in doing Share Your Truth was to share stories and values from other people. I’ve learned from so many people and I want to offer as much helpful information on coping, grief, health,  and strength–while using positive rhetoric to uplift the soul. I want to engage a wide audience in order to touch as […]

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Share Your Truth Project

  This month alone my blog as been viewed by readers in the United States, Kenya, Ireland, Canada, Philippines, United Arab Emirates, Spain, and New Zealand. I’m so happy to have the opportunity to reach people in so many places. I don’t know, honestly, if I’ve truly helped anyone. I am hopeful and the outlook […]

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Is it ever OK to have an addiction?

A subject that I’ve broached with my therapist many times, especially during the process of recovery is how do I know if I’m an addict—or more specifically am I addicted to a particular substance? What defines an addict? I have degenerative arthritis in my back and I was prescribed Gabapentin for the pain. Gabapentin isn’t […]