Instruments for Professionals

Overweening—presumptuously conceited, overconfident, or proud:
a brash, insolent, overweening fellow. exaggerated, excessive, or arrogant:
overweening prejudice; overweening pride.

Flamboyant—tending to attract attention because of their exuberance, confidence, and stylishness. (of a person or their behavior) “a flamboyant display of aerobatics” synonyms: exuberant, confident, lively, animated, vibrant, vivacious
“her flamboyant personality”. Architecture: of or denoting a style of French Gothic architecture marked by wavy flamelike tracery and ornate decoration. synonyms: elaborate, ornate, fancy

Inconspicuous—not clearly visible or attracting attention; not conspicuous. “an inconspicuous red-brick building”
synonyms: unobtrusive, unnoticeable, unremarkable, unspectacular, unostentatious, unshowy, unflashy, undistinguished, unexceptional, modest, unassuming, discreet, hidden, concealed


Perceptions of me

off the grid
over the top
intensity
strange
excentric

Breitling Emergency watch
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Addiction

Click on links below…

Addiction recovery groups – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Alcoholism – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Effectiveness of Alcoholics Anonymous – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

LifeRing Secular Recovery – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

List of Twelve Step alternate wordings – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

List of twelve-step groups – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Online Intergroup Alcoholics Anonymous

Peer support specialist – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Rational Recovery – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Recovery approach – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Recovery coaching – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Recovering Couples

Recovery International – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

SA Phone Meetings – Connecting Sexaholics 365 days/year across the Globe

Self-help groups for mental health – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

SERENITY in Big Book Alcoholics Anonymous, 12 Steps and 12 Traditions

Serenity Prayer – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Sober companion – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Sober living environment – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Thirteenth Step – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Three circles – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Twelve Traditions – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Twelve-step program – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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God’s Blessings

boy_prayChildren are God’s little blessings.

I was just talking to a friend of mine in Utah. He is a single Dad with two kids – daughter and son, just like me.

I told him, I have lots of friends in Sexaholics Anonymous that fall into one of the following categories:

  1. Single, never married, no children
  2. Single, divorced, no children
  3. Married, no children
  4. Single, adult children (over age 18)
  5. Married, adult children (over age 18)

I am married going on 14 years and have a 11 year old daughter and a 9 year old son. Both of them have NEVER seen me drink or get high. I used to be an terrible addict and ODAAT I am getting better, thanks to SA. Incidentally, my AA sobriety date is 11/7/96.

So, what’s the point?

The point is this. It is very hard talking to people sometimes who don’t have young children because I don’t think they understand how DIFFICULT life can be raising them. Even if their children are grown up, they probably are forgot or are certainly not feeling nearly the anxiety that I feel on a daily basis.

And to make matters worse, I have been really struggling in my career. I had a great job 1-1/2 years ago as a college professor. Unfortunately, I was fired because I could not relate better to the students. Truthfully, I think I may have been too strict on them because I was punishing them for the mistakes I made as an undergraduate student and wanted to teach them a VALUABLE lesson. Study hard. Don’t take education for granted.