I’m grateful that even though I was home for 24 hours this past week, I was able to get a lot of things accomplished in such a short period of time. In addition, I had a wonderful night watching a movie with my former spouse, getting spoiled by my oldest daughter who cooked dinner, and enjoyed listening to my youngest daughter and her friend tell me about their first day at drama camp.


I’m grateful that when I need to focus on something, I can put my energy towards getting something done and seeing results. I’m preparing to learn a new aircraft which means a lot of studying prior to getting into class. I’m grateful that I still find learning something new challenging and exciting. Instead of feeling as if it’s a job, a chore that must be done, I’m enjoying the learning process and I look forward to the new adventure that awaits.

In order for us to rise out of the ashes we need to learn to face our fears. We need to Find the Courage to Leave Our Comfort Zones, This article gives eight great suggestions on how to do just that. Here’s an Infographic that explains The Science of Breaking out of Your Comfort Zone.


I needed to admit I was an addict and I was powerless to my addiction, that my life had become unmanageable. I needed to check myself into treatment. I needed the time off from work that allowed me to set up a recovery routine. As I learned more and more about myself, my past, my addiction, my childhood trauma, my character defects, I thought I was getting it. I thought I had it down. I had learned what I needed in order to salvage my marriage and my family.


Unfortunately, I wasn’t even close to scratching the surface from what I needed.

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