“Keynotes” are my brief comments about life and recovery and are intended to provide insight, inspiration, wisdom or humor to your day. “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, […]

“Keynotes” are my brief comments about life and recovery and are intended to provide insight, inspiration, wisdom or humor to your day. I had the opportunity to hear these simple yet profound words spoken by a wife who wanted to use her energy in her marriage effectively. She recognized that pushing, pulling, controlling or manipulating her […]

“Keynotes” are my brief comments about life and recovery and are intended to provide insight, inspiration, wisdom or humor to your day. I’m reminded of the early 1990’s song “Everybody Hurts” by R.E.M. (you could view the video here). If you were to watch the video, we’re given a glimpse of people who quietly carry […]

“Keynotes” are my brief comments about life and recovery and are intended to provide insight, inspiration, wisdom or humor to your day. “68° to 72°” is actually the “comfort zone” that I try to stay within with my behaviors. I know that I’m sometimes tempted to soar beyond 72° (where I’m short, irritable or inconsiderate) or […]

“Keynotes” are my brief comments about life and recovery and are intended to provide insight, inspiration, wisdom or humor to your day. I’ve always liked this scripture in the Bible, as it has helped me to think through and deal with my anger (and other feelings) constructively: “If you become angry, do not let your […]

“Keynotes” are my brief comments about life and recovery and are intended to provide insight, inspiration, wisdom or humor to your day. Do you practice daily recovery rituals that get your day off to a positive and constructive start? Do you exercise, read scripture, pray, meditate or focus on how you wish your day and […]

“Keynotes” are my brief comments about life and recovery and are intended to provide insight, inspiration, wisdom or humor to your day. Every now and then I hope you access something that makes you laugh. I’ve always liked Gary Larsen’s The Far Side comic strip, and for many years I always looked forward to receiving […]