Mark David Goodson is a writer whose debut novel is in the works. He maintains a popular recovery blog called the Miracle of the Mundane, which celebrates the simple sober life. His writing has been featured in The Fix, After Party Magazine, and Recovery Today. An English Teacher by day, he lives with his wife and soon-to-be three children in Maryland.
Let’s begin at the beginning. Prayer is asking. Meditation is listening. Everybody knows there are a lot of prayers out there. What we rarely discuss
This was my third year speaking to the senior class on retreat in the school where I work. As usual, I shared my journey in recovery and the faith that came as a result. With 12 years sober, I am fortunate that my school trusts me to share a nearly full disclosure of my history with drugs and alcohol.
You’ve likely heard that having an occasional glass of wine benefits the drinkers health.
While in my addiction, there were several activities that I convinced myself I needed to be drunk or high in order to enjoy.
Why do we accept struggling with drinking, but stigmatize those struggling with other addictions? And what does race have to do with it?