Chronic Depression Does not Have to Define and Control Us

We’ve got more power than we think when it comes to handling depression.

One Man’s “Spiritual Awakening” In A 12-step Recovery

“Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.” – Step 12

My Dad’s Rejection Sent Me On an Uncertain Rites of Passage to Adulthood

Christopher MacNeil was thrown from his home at 15. First he had to learn to survive. Then, after a return to face his dad, where to go from here.

A Mans Life Of Tragedy and Depression: It Doesn’t Define Him

Chronic depression does not have to define and control us

A Man Chooses Against Suicide and Makes a Christmas Wish Instead

A viewer reaches out to a popular You-tuber. A powerful message. Let’s give the guy his Christmas wish.

How Dads Can Raise Clean Teens In A Substance Abusing Family

You have managed to escape the family curse of substance abuse but now that your own children are approaching their teen years you are worried about allowing them to have contact with the rest of your family. Don’t worry dad! Help is here.

A Make-aholic & An Alcoholic: The Perfect Friendship

Soul Mates aren’t always what we assume. Sometimes two people can share everything and nothing at all.

We Need To Focus On The Powerful Truth Behind Addiction

If you can’t walk a mile in the shoes of another, the least you can do is keep from judging them for the condition of their soul.

Be Vulnerable, Share Your Pain, and Begin to Heal

View image | Christine Walker interviews David Callister from Renaissance Ranch, Outpatient Rehabilitations Center where men (and women) recover from addiction through acceptance, self-love, and above all, vulnerability.   Recently, I interviewed, David Callister, the clinical director of Renaissance Ranch, an addiction rehabilitation center in Sandy, Utah. He’s thoughtful, insightful and understands addiction from both a personal […]

The Day My Soul Became a Dad For a Few Hours and Never Forgot It

Being a dad is not measured in time, as writer Christopher MacNeil found out one night. He shares an experience that changed his life forever.

What My 15 Year Old Son Taught Me About Being a Man

Turning 18 is a piece of cake, becoming a man is a piece of history. What is the difference?

What Makes a Man? An Interview with My 15 Year Old Son

Sean Swaby interviews his 15 year old son about the experiences that make you a man.

People Started Referring to Me as a Monster: A Gay Man’s Struggle With Alcohol

It took some hard lessons for Alexander to realize that he didn’t have to keep living his life by other people’s standards.

One Mother’s Plea to Her Ex: You’re Missing Everything

Three Boys and a Mom’s Rachael Boley has words for her ex, and they tell us everything about everything important about life.

How Love Brought Me Up From Rock Bottom

In the hope that it will keep someone from having one of their own, I give you my “rock bottom” story.

What Made Him Become the Drunkest Guy in the Room

Years of bullying made Matt Cain look for a way to be accepted. It took many more years for him to realize what happened.