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He grew up with a lot of very specific expectations. They kept him drinking until he let them go
Over the last few weeks, we've talked a lot about fear and faith. I wanted to share my faith with you. But first, because I feel faith to be the inverse of fear, I feel obligated to tell you a little about a fear that shaped much of my life – the fear that I am inadequate or "less than."
My parents emigrated from the Philippines in the late 1950s. My dad had just finished medical school and was to do his residency in the States. My mom followed him, and they wed in 1960. I was the eldest of five kids. Our family has been in Minneapolis since 1962. We weren't taught our parents'...
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Remember, Dream, Live
Three words to guide one's sobriety
When I Grow Up
She wanted to be an artist. She became an alcoholic. Now she's a sober artist
It took a lot of years of drinking and a correct diagnosis of his bipolar disorder before he could get sober
At the Candy Cane Ball
From the beginning, it was clear that alcohol was going to be a problem