Depression… A Constant Snowstorm

Depression… A Constant Snowstorm

A friend shared this and it was stated that I can be shared. I battle depression on a daily basis and I thought this was a very good way to explain it others so I wanted to share it. Since 1999, the national suicide rate has risen 28%, according to the Centers for...

Pride and Mental Illness

As you may or may not know, June is dedicated to the LGBTQ community and it has been deemed Pride Month. Before you dismiss this post for what it sounds like on the surface, please be assured that this post is not about celebrating with the LGBTQ community; however,...
Three Years… Amber We Love You

Three Years… Amber We Love You

It’s hard to believe that is has been three years now. Three very difficult years. Three years not seeing you smile or hearing you. Three years not hearing you you say “Uncle Lou”, “Love you” or hugging me. Amber, you taught me so much...
Anthony’s Run for Recovery

Anthony’s Run for Recovery

One thing that I have learned in the nearly three years since we lost Amber is that so many others who lost their loved ones are speaking out and trying to help others. They are not allowing the stigma to hide their love. They are trying to change the world in every...
Memorial Day…  Remembering The Lost

Memorial Day… Remembering The Lost

Today, I would like to share something a little different. Memorial Day weekend, many people spend the weekend having picnics. But, it is a time to remember those we have lost that have served our country. I am thinking of someone who served and is struggling. There...
Win A Signed Fender Squire Guitar #AddictChick

Win A Signed Fender Squire Guitar #AddictChick

This is the first time I have shared a contest, but I really think this is a good one to share and spread. Addict Chick, Amanda is person in recovery who is fighting to help others. There are so many wonderful advocates out there that are doing so much to help. To...
Stop The Hate!!

Stop The Hate!!

I have meet so many amazing and inspirational people in the past few years. Today, I would like to share about a person I am proud and honored to call a friend, Alexis Johnson. A woman is long term recovery who is doing everything she can to help others. She is...
Battle Rebels Against Drugs

Battle Rebels Against Drugs

Sunday while at the UR Way Memorial I met so many amazing people, this is a common occurrence at many events. Many of the people in attendance have been where we are. We refer to this crisis as an addiction epidemic because that is really what it is. We are seeing...
Pittsburgh Won’t Forget U

Pittsburgh Won’t Forget U

Thank you Pittsburgh Won’t Forget U for hosting a wonderful event in memory of all of our loved ones. Sunday was a beautiful day and the scenic park of West End Overlook added to the atmosphere. Attending memorials are difficult, but one thing that I find about...