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Empathy

Empathy is shared experience. Who is better qualified to talk with an alcoholic than another alcoholic? In fact, talking about their drinking experiences is how Bill W. and Dr. Bob came to be the founders of Alcoholics Anonymous.

The pain and struggles you have gone through can be used to help others. Our world needs encouragement and hope. Your pain has purpose. Don’t waste it by keeping it to yourself…

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Legacy

On the morning of April 20, 1999 two dark and disturbed young men ended the lives of 12 students and one teacher. The Columbine High School massacre will be etched in our minds and hearts forever.
Rachel Joy Scott was the first child killed that day. Rachel was a unique girl. She didn’t care about popularity, and reached out to other students: kids who were new, kids getting picked on and special needs students. Her ongoing life and legacy is shown through Rachel’s Challenge, the largest, most impactful in-school program in the world which creates safer, more connected schools.
Rest In Peace, Rachel. You did not die in vain…

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My Interview With Melissa Fleming

There is no word to describe the loss of a child. I believe it’s too painful to describe.
In 2016, Melissa Fleming and her family were given the worst news imaginable. Their son, Brock, was diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG). Not quite 7 at the time, Brock couldn’t understand why he was the only kid in school with brain cancer. Yet, Brock wasn’t deterred. He wanted to “kick cancer in the nuts!”
Click on the link to watch how this brave family dealt with the loss of a child, and how they are continuing Brock’s desire to kick it in the nuts!

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Junk

It’s amazing how much clutter you can accumulate over the years. Most of it sits in piles and is useless.

We clutter our minds, too. Whatever we read, watch or discuss with others is stored forever. We can filter a lot of the noise by not watching the news, listening to the pandering politicians or engaging in gossip. Focus on good books, art and music. Then observe how your mood changes when you eliminate the junk…

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Fitness

What did you think when you saw the title of the blog? Maybe you pictured someone who is in great physical shape. Perhaps you thought of yourself in the gym.

Fitness is more than just the physical. We must exercise mentally, emotionally and spiritually as well. The more we work at it, the stronger we became in all those areas. Take care of yourself so the best version of you shines through…

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My Interview with Christine Moore

Christine Moore is living her recovery “out loud.” For years, she hid her addiction to prescription meds from her family and friends. Then everything came apart, which led Christine into a rehab facility. Four days before she was set to leave rehab, she was served divorce papers and a restraining order, preventing her from seeing her two sons, ages 4 and 2 at the time.
Click on the link to experience this amazing story of recovery and redemption.

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