Category Archives: recovery

Who Are All Of These People Locked Up In The USA?

Here’s a super helpful look at our incarceration nation. This pie chart is an excellent resource compiled by the Prison Policy Initiative.  Take a few minutes and look it over yourself.  I’d be curious to hear what your impressions are.  Let me know your thoughts. Here are a few of mine: If you look at the federal immigration detention number and… Read more »

Too Many People In Prison… For Too Long A Time

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Too many people in prison For too many laws For too long a time We need to rethink some of that. True words indeed, Grover Norquist. Even on Christmas- especially on Christmas!- we need to remember that our criminal justice system is broken and innocent people are suffering even at this very moment. With over 2.2 MILLION people currently incarcerated… Read more »

Wrongful Convictions on Instagram

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We’ve started a new Instagram profile that focuses on raising awareness on the issue of wrongful convictions.  You can find and follow here: Wrongful Convictions on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/wrongful_convictions/ In addition to this new Instagram page, we wanted to share with you some of the podcasts we’ve been listening to lately.  These are truly excellent podcasts and have provided hours of… Read more »

How NOT to Use a Knife! | Road Trip Blade FAIL

Sometimes … I’m just an idiot. You know those times in life where you “do it wrong”?  Well, here’s such a time for me that happened on a recent road trip to the Sierra Nevadas. Needless to say I’m very grateful that the accident wasn’t worse than it was.  I’m thankful it didn’t cut deeper, or cut anything off.  It… Read more »

My History with Ultimate Frisbee| Disc Vlog #1

Not many people know this, but Tezi and I met while playing ultimate frisbee, and that was almost four years ago. On that day, back in 2012, I was as new to the sport as Tezi was. Though the same perhaps can’t be said for Tezi, I fell in love with the sport. Up to and including now, it’s fair to… Read more »

Making A Murderer: Books On Wrongful Convictions!

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If you haven’t yet seen the documentary MAKING A MURDERER, you’ve probably at least heard about it, or heard other people talking about it. The Netflix ten-part documentary about Steven Avery & Brendan Dassey has a lot of people talking… and talking means thinking! Dive deeper into the story here, you’ll find that the world of wrongful convictions is much… Read more »

How To Make Today Better Than Yesterday – Avoid the Old Mistakes!

Overcoming bad habits is not easy. We often carry a lot of shame and guilt for our past decisions, even if it was just yesterday. In this video, Jer & Tezi help you learn how to avoid making the same bad choices over and over again. Here’s how to make today better than yesterday. Here’s one step in the right… Read more »

Decide NOW what to do when trigger feelings come today

“May the sunrise bring hope where it once was forgotten…” – Iron & Wine I hope that this day’s sunrise did bring you hope.  Hope for a better day, hope and a conviction within yourself that today you will be better than you were yesterday. Give a moment’s thought to one of your shortcomings yesterday.  Think about how you fell… Read more »

In Order To Move On (you must first understand something)

“In order to move on, you must understand why you felt what you did, and why you no longer need to feel it.”  ~Mitch Albom There are two points that I want to touch on here. One is what I think is the obvious point of what Mitch is trying to say, and that is, in order to avoid our… Read more »

Fact: Mistakes Are Necessary and Even Good

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Everyone hates making mistakes.  Nothing new.  But here’s a friendly reminder: without the mistakes we’ve made in our lives how could we ever learn, how could we grow intellectually, spiritually, and emotionally?  The answer is that we wouldn’t grow, at least not very well. That’s the problem with drugs and substances, and addictions in general, dear reader.  And yes, I… Read more »