Give Yourself Permission to be Sober

 By Michael James Frizzell As I write, I notice the leaves have begun to fall from the trees. I am in Paris, sitting in a cafe, waiting for my colleagues to join me. The light is magnificent but the wind off the Seine cuts through my overcoat and pierces my heart. I can’t help but look back over the last 40-plus years and remember the struggle; how hard life has been, how much it’s changed, and how I’ve exceeded my dreams. I left home at 17 and joined the Marines. Three years later I go...
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Give YourSelf Permission to Say “I Love You”

By Heera Kapoor I had always been a pretty solitary person, independent and even nonchalant. I didn’t bother to tell my family all I was doing; I lived my own life. I struggled with the same issues everyone else does: money, work, the daily grind, etc. But I was doing fine, everything being said. I worked in New York in PR for a software company, and had also just completed my emergency medical technician (EMT) training. I liked EMT work; I always wanted to do something different, learn new ...
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