going sane

apprentice metallurgist

desperately attempting to break the titanium chains my family bound me with so i can go from merely existing (sucking O^2) to exuberantly living (delighting in the everydayness as well as beauty of this world)
12 steps, 12 traditions, acceptance, addiction and recovery, adult children of alcoholics, affirmations, al-anon, anger management, anonymity, anxiety disorders, bipolar, boundary issues, breathing, buddhism, catharsis, change, childhood trauma, chronic health problems, commitment, consciousness, control issues, crazy, depression, detachment, dharma, diaries, disability, distorted thinking, dream work, dual diagnosis, dysfunctional family, emotional abuse, enabling, equine therapy, experience, faith, family disease, family of choice, feeling feelings, feelings, fellowship, finding balance, first things first, forgiveness, friends, gratitude, growth, habits, having fun without drugs, healing, healthy eating, healthy relationships, here & now, higher power, higher self, hinduism, holistic medicine, homelessness, honesty, hope, hopelessness, hypothyroidism, independence, inner child, intimacy issues, journaling, just for today, karma, keep it simple, life changes, literature, love addiction, loving yourself, lucid dreaming, mantra, medicators, meditation, meetings, mental illness, migraine, moderation, mother earth, mother goddess, mother nature, music, narcisism, optimism, pain management, panic attacks, parents, partners, passion, philosophy, post traumatic stress disorder, postive thinking, poverty, psychiatry, psychology, psychotherapy, qi kung, reality, recovery, relationship addiction, resolution, sacred sex, self help, self-discovery, self-esteem, self-love, self-worth, serenity, sex addiction, sexuality, simplicity, slogans, spirituality, storytelling, strength, stress, suffering, support groups, taoism, tea, tears, therapy retreats, trauma, travel, universal truths, unsafe sex, wisdom traditions, withdrawals, workaholism, writing, yoga, zen