No Coke for Don Draper

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Don Draper would not buy the world a coke…but not for the reasons you think.

Evolution of Love — The Freedom of Goodbye

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Love hurts, if we let it. But we can evolve beyond the pain and fear when we learn to let go and say Goodbye.

“Mad Men” Eulogies: Don’s Bottle

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You’ll miss the bad old days, when ad men could not manage the madness they made. A farewell to Mad Men.

How to Be The Sober Guy

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Trying to stay sober while it seems like everyone around you is drinking? Ryan Bell has a plan.

Golf: A Sport of Frailty and Redemption

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Adam Crawford explains how the theme of redemption runs through the core of the sport of golf and why that attracts us to the game.

Family Romance

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Timothy Liu writes of addiction, resentment, and family secrets.

10 Ways Falling in Love With an Alcoholic Changed My Perspective

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Dating an alcoholic will change your perception of relationships.

The Myth of Codependency

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  Sarah Jones thinks that the popular use of the term “codependent” causes more problems than it solves.  —– The other day, I was in my favorite local bakery thinking of article topics to write about. I passed by a woman who was talking about someone she knew, saying, “Yeah, she’s codependent.” I said to […]

Night Train

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Jarrett Neal reflects on the heartbreak and alcoholism that so often attended black men from “the Jim Crow South” in this searing poem.

How America’s Culture of Shame is a Killer for Boys

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Put an end to shaming by doing one beautifully simple thing.

Coping With ‘Living Losses’

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Dr. Ken Druck knows what it’s like to lose a loved one, but he also recognizes the pain of dealing with the daily loss of someone who is still alive. Here, 3 tips for dealing with these living losses.

Navigating Our Stories – When Hiding Our Past Only Hurts Our Present

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He came back from an alcoholic’s thirty year “climb to the bottom.” But the real courage is in learning to tell the tale so that he can help others.

I Lost My Brother To Alcoholism, And I Am An Alcoholic Too

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Dana Bowman deals with the death of her brother while simultaneously admitting to her own struggles.

Addiction and Recovery are a Crap Shoot

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One alcoholic can rise above addiction while his friend continues to stumble through recovery.

An Underaged Teen Asked a Homeless Man to Buy Him Beer. And Learned the Lesson of a Lifetime.

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“Broken Bottles” performed by Ben Grenrock.

Anger and the Superior Man – Is it about Gender or Personal Inadequacy?

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Graham Phoenix looks at the anger surrounding the recent shooting in the US, and explains how it all relates to an expression of personal inadequacy.