I have my spirit and I am loved for it. The blessings hidden in my many trials were impossible to see until much later. Today I feel invincible and proud to have made a life of love from out of the darkness.
Alcoholism and unresolved trauma are not the foundation on which to create a stable and loving home.
Go ahead and do it. Write down your dream.
My infidelity that night in 2006 was only one act in a ten-year drama. Cindy's death didn't mean an end to my demons.
Who would have thought that one could rediscover themselves, become a better person, and finally create the happiness from within that was always deserved just by leaning into the struggle, learn from adversity, and developing resilience – all after turning 40 years old?
We will all face great loss in our life. It’s one of the few things of which we can be certain. Every one of us will be forced to make choices about how we deal with it. Some of us will face our loss and grief head on. Others, like me, will try to run. I ran until I could run no longer. And when I stopped, grief was right there waiting for me. Cindy MacKenzie took her last breath on March 26, 2010. She died of carbon monoxide poisoning, just like she intended. Cindy was my wife and the [...]
My mom passed away last September. Before she died, I apologized for all the things I had done. I told her she was a good mom to me. She did what she knew how to do.