Grant Me Serenity & Shit is a way to tell my story and help others. My story is not like the ones we think of those who struggle with alcoholism and substance abuse – I had a good job, friends, a place to live, and my life seemed put together. Behind the scenes, things were slowly falling apart. I didn’t lose everything, but I could have.

I want others to know that you don’t have to lose it all to get help and that every story is different. It’s important to talk about the struggles we face and how we get to the other side. Through being authentic and speaking my truth, I hope to guide others on their journey.

The Magic of Journaling

Journaling is one of the tools that I use on a regular basis to process my thoughts and feelings. Getting them out of my head and onto paper helps me to view them from an alternate perspective. I find this is one of the most… Read More

Growth in a Pandemic…

I’ve been struggling with how to spend my time during physical distancing outside of work, meetings, and virtual get togethers. Part of me feels like I should be productive all the time, but another part of me feels like it doesn’t matter since the world… Read More

Powerless, but Not Helpless

Over the weekend, I heard the following statement in a meeting of my recovery program, “I might be powerless over this situation, but I am not helpless.” This stuck with me and is something I’ve been thinking about for a few days. It’s become my… Read More

Self-Care in the time of COVID-19

I haven’t been very active with my blogging lately – life has been crazy and the COVID-19 hit, which has been taking up a lot of my energy and time. But while practicing physical distancing and staying at home, I have sometime to get back… Read More

The Mountain (part 2)

I spent this past weekend on the Mountain and a spiritual recovery retreat with 53 other LGBTQ+ and ally individuals in various stages of recovery and in different recovery programs. Last year, I attended this same retreat and had an experience focused on deep realizations… Read More


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