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Title: Embracing the Present: Lessons from My Dope Nana

Introduction:In our fast-paced lives, it’s easy to lose sight of what truly matters. Recently, I had a heart-to-heart conversation with my nana, who is nearing the end of her journey. Her words of wisdom reminded me of the importance of cherishing the present moment and valuing our health and time above all else. In this…

I opened a gym catered for mental health + physical fitness.

I established this gym with a specific vision in mind: to provide a sanctuary for individuals who, like me five years ago, found themselves trapped in the depths of addiction, over dosed on a toilet high on heroin and crack. I share this with utmost sincerity, for it encapsulates the harsh reality of my addiction…

Principles over feelings

As I embarked on my new journey with a gym that prioritizes mental health, I quickly realized that fatigue would become a regular companion. It’s amusing how much I relish the freedom to pursue my own path, yet I can’t deny that occasionally I yearn for “one of those days” confined to an office—a concept…

From Addiction to Gratitude: A Personal Transformation Story

Life can be mad strange at times. However, I firmly believe in the power of hard work, and that doing the right things will eventually lead to positive outcomes. For me, I am just grateful for simply being alive, recognizing that life could have turned out very differently. 6 years ago I was engulfed in…

be present to dominate the moment.

To be fully present and dominate the moment, you need to take care of yourself first. This means prioritizing your hygiene, physical health, mental well-being, and spiritual growth. By taking care of yourself, you can show up in the moment with confidence and clarity.

confident in your mistakes

When you make a mistake, don’t beat yourself up over it – instead, take ownership of the situation and try to learn from it.

do the next right thing.

Just work, dog. It’s that simple. Simplify your life and do the next best thing. As a counselor, it’s not my job to tell you what to do, but to get you to think. You can’t change anything unless you become aware. Grow in mindfulness and awareness, and make those changes, homie.


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