Boozy Brunch

I love my streaming playlists. Listen to ‘em daily. We’ve all experienced how powerful music is to our lives. No matter your flavor, music’s power to influence how we feel, and transport us, even if only temporarily, can itself, be intoxicating.  Here’s a recent screenshot I came across of a recommended Spotify playlist. I used […]

Sixty-Five

65 Judy C. 2014 >> “Humans Being” Project – produced using original images, interviews, and music production from 16Imaging Communications. The goals of these moving pictures are to raise awareness, encourage critical thinking, promote contemplative reflection, and to inspire others to overcome and rise above their AV/DC’s. Reactions and comments encouraged… For more >> www.RecoveryCollective.net Stay […]

CWT-7: Rocking Recovery

What is CONVERSATIONS WITH TOM? Read THIS for an overview… Ricky Midway: Despite all you’ve written and produced over the years, there was still something missing right? Tom Leu: Yes there was. It’s what this new endeavor of yours is about right? Yes… though it’s not really new, it’s just something I had been avoiding for some time. Why? […]

15at50

15 years and one day ago today, I was out of control, and at an all time low. I’d been drinking regularly and heavily with increasing frequency and quantity for nearly twenty years since I was a teenager. And like a lot of people, it was all fun at first. But eventually, my excessive drinking […]

Mirror

Sure you look into it, but are you truly “seeing” what’s there? Some are subconsciously afraid of the mirror. Not for what they see, but for what they don’t want to see. It’s precisely this kind of pride-leveling that’s necessary for growth. Sometimes it’s necessary to make changes to things that may have long been […]

Avoid-Dance

“I don’t want to go there; I don’t want to talk about that…” I hear this quite a bit within the different aspects of my work. The frequency of this isn’t surprising, but the high price we pay for this choice often is. There’s a large, collective cost attached to avoidance and denial. It’s often […]

3650

**Note: this was originally written in 2012. All still true, just with many more days added of continuous sobriety. If I can, you can too. No doubt about it… ********** 3650 The number of days of continuous sobriety today, 12/17/12. The number of times I questioned my ability to really do this. The number of […]

Juicy

Despite what the world tries to tell us and sell us time and time again… Life can get better. People can change. People can recover. People can achieve happiness and contentment in life. People can improve their circumstances and outcomes. More than idealism, I speak from the realism produced from direct personal experience. New careers […]