Sage

My name is Sage. This is a name I have earned over the years as I have grown in experience, wisdom, and grace. Some folks say I’m woke! It took me many years to understand what was really going on in my life. I was wrong about a lot of things but through struggle and […]

Yearly Reflections

1,097 (3 years) June 22, 2018 Three years ago on Father’s Day was the last time alcohol touched my lips. I had been attending outpatient treatment (IOP) for a couple of weeks and was very unhappy with everything. I had not drank for 3 weeks and felt off and uncomfortable. I knew of one way […]

Wonder: a cause of astonishment or admiration; the quality of exciting amazed admiration; rapt attention or astonishment at something awesomely mysterious or new to one’s experience; a feeling of doubt or uncertainty

As I wondered what to do for this art exchange things in my life got really busy. Since the fall I’d been interning at an outpatient treatment program as I finished up my addiction studies program. In April I was offered an Addictions Counselor job. It’s very exciting and a lot of hard work. There […]

Metamorphosis (noun): a change of the form or nature of a thing or person into a completely different one, by natural or supernatural means. Any complete change in appearance, character, circumstances.

This word, metamorphosis,  is full of symbolism and imagery. I’m sure we can all remember learning about the butterfly’s metamorphosis in elementary school. From caterpillar to chrysalis to butterfly. Anyone who is a parent or has spent time with children can see the metamorphosis in their little bodies and minds as they grow and develop. […]

Healing (verb): to make free of injury or disease; to make sound or whole; to cause (an undesirable) condition to be overcome; to restore to original purity or integrity.

Healing is a process whether it is healing from a physical wound or an emotional hurt. There are things we can do to aid in our own healing and things we can do that hinder it.  It really depends on what we are trying to heal from.  Nearly everyone has something to heal from even […]