One from Column A

  I am 54 years old, but until today, it’s mostly been just a number. That’s because I’ve been too busy feeling incredibly young, invigorated and alive. I’ve discovered storytelling, found that I’m good at it, and am busy turning it into a third career. I have dozens of new storytelling friends who are 10, …

Lessons Two and Three – Just in time for Valentine’s Day

Once I stopped worrying about what other people thought about me (see last post), I was ready to move forward. Lesson 2: “Be authentic and speak from your heart.” Part of recovery is getting up in front of rooms filled with strangers and sharing your story of how you came to find sobriety. The first few …

Four Lessons That (nearly) 30 Years of Sobriety Have Taught Me About Succeeding in Business and In Life

Back in 1988, I made a decision that altered the course of my life. Sick and tired of my extended adolescence, a dead-end secretarial job and a passive existence centered around where my next drink or drug was coming from, I reached out for help, and at age 25 walked into a meeting of Alcoholics …