Thankful it’s a slow year for being thankful

I know it's cheesy and a little cliched for everyone in America to talk about what they are thankful for this week. Since I've been a kid, hearing what people are thankful for is about as mind-numbing as listening to people's dreams. Or what they see when they look at clouds. Or when they tell…

TEDx Talk Details for Those Wanting to See My Talk LIVE

If you're ever going to give a TEDx Talk, it will consume your life, especially the closer you get. I seriously thought that I'm such a good speaker, I'd just saunter in day-of, give the speech, and that would be that. I'm an idiot. I applied for this talk with TEDxHartford back in February, did…

Moral Judgement Only Hinders Addiction Recovery

One of the fantastic things about recovery is that I finally beat the personality quirk of caring what people think. Sure, I postured like I didn't care because I thought it gave an edge to my public persona. In reality, I know I cared about what people - especially strangers - thought more than almost…

Online Pornography and COVID-19: Round Two

Remember a year ago, when we were planning our Thanksgiving holiday here in America and stores worldwide were hoping it would be a record-shattering Christmas gift buying season? We had no idea what was coming, but now we can all see that next wave of COVID cresting on the horizon, we should be better prepared…

Most Addicts Suffer Lack of Sexual Desire, Not Just Pornography Addicts

A random benefit of the two inpatient rehab facilities I attended as an alcoholic and pornography addict was the opportunity to get to know, and better understand, addicts of various other substances and behaviors. I’ve never used heroin, had an eating disorder, or couldn’t walk away from the casino. Still, I learned just how much…