Help: Shifting it from Shame to Responsibility

What I’ve found is, that being a parent changes absolutely everything. I knew this at some level, but experiencing in it life is far different than acknowledging it on a logical level. I know, you’re probably like, “duh, Danny.” But hear me out. You see, sometimes I get stuck, and maybe you do too? What…

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I’m here, but I’m broken.

I’m alive, but I’m unwell. I’m sober, but I’m suffering.   Baby, is safe with someone else.   I’m standing, but I’m shaking. I’m swimming, but still sinking.   Baby, is safe with someone else.   I’m lost, within the fog. I’m not me, I don’t know where I’ve gone.   Baby, is safe with…

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A New Day, and a New Chapter

In some ways, today feels like the first day of the rest of my life. Not like it did when I got sober. I don’t think anything will feel like the first day of sobriety after surrending to the death grips that addiction had on me. Or like the moment that I met Wilder and…

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Thoughts About Pride Month

I want to take a moment and spend some time talking about Pride month because I haven’t really yet, and I want to speak to why that is.  I want to address some of the feelings that I’m having around Pride again this year and how they’re some of the same feelings I’ve felt over…

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Starting from the Beginning

I’ve wanted to start writing as a way of documenting my experiences for almost a decade now. But I’ve always struggled with self-sabotaging and shame that has tried to keep me silent, and unseen beyond the portrait that I portrayed of myself. I was always looking in the past for a starting point or trying…

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How the Be Kind Campaign Started & the Journey Now

The Be Kind campaign was birthed from a desire to inspire people to create connections with others through the simple act of kindness. As someone who, like so many others, has experienced a grave amount of bullying in this lifetime, I’ve also experienced just how powerful kindness can feel.  Kindness has changed and saved my…

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