Monkey Mind and Beginner Mind

Monkey Mind and Beginner Mind

Long before I got sober, in fact, long before I had alcohol use disorder, I fancied myself Buddhist because I meditated a few times, a week to relax and I…

Notes From a Childhood of Mine

Notes From a Childhood of Mine

Sober several years, I still struggled with pain and childhood trauma. Prior to recovery, I buried it to the point of ignoring my childhood. These poems helped me appreciate the…

Rivers

Rivers

Rivers are sacred to me. A spiritual refuge in which I find comfort, peace and hope. Though I’ve studied them throughout my professional life, in sobriety, they’ve become…

Spirits in Nature

Spirits in Nature

Inspired by a recent meeting at his home group about the power of creativity in recovery, Robert wrote these poems centered around his appreciation for and love of nature…

Narnialcoholics Anonymous

Narnialcoholics Anonymous

Sometimes, allegories and metaphors derail like invisible elephants in a porcelain shop. But there is no way to break an omelet without aiming for an egg in the stars when…