Author: acessally

2 Days, 39.3 Miles 2016

  The excitement is building. I’m seeing PINK, I’m breathing PINK, I’m living PINK. The color pink has taken on a whole new meaning to me now. pink isn’t in my wardrobe, it’s not a color that I wear, it is a color that I have begun to feel though and for me, it’s become a symbol of awareness, hope, survival and loss. Last year I decided that I wanted to challenge myself to something great, to make a difference in people’s lives and have a cause that would be near to me personally. I had run a few...

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One town’s descent into crime, addiction and heartbreak – LA Times

On the cover of this Sunday’s LA Times and on more than one occasion, I’ve seen write ups and investigations on the serious drug problems that plague cities across the U.S. One town’s descent into crime, addiction and heartbreak (click on link above for full article)       Everett, Washington is one of these towns and it continues to happen throughout our county.  I can’t help but wonder that while these stories hit the front page of the LA TIMES, still nothing is being done about it.  People read it and brush it under the rug like it’s a fact...

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Birthdays

  I’m Celebrating my Nar-Anon 2nd birthday this week.  Last night, our meeting was full of celebrations.  30, 60 days, 6 months, 1 year, 2 years, 3 years, 5 Years and last but not least 14 Years.  What keeps people coming back? The same question asked after chips and hugs are distributed is this:    What have you learned in your time here? The situation may be different for everyone, but the overall learning experience is the same. We’re all here for the same reason; we love someone who’s addicted to drugs and alcohol and it’s destroyed or affected our...

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