HOPE, OPPORTUNITY and INSPIRATION

  • April 2, 2013

    Decision Making, Choice, LOVE

     

    "Choice sourced in love can only ever win."

    It is the intention that matters so much when it comes to making choices. Be willing to be wrong in pursuit of what is right. You may mess up, you may make a ‘mistake’, but if your heart is in the right place, not only will making a mistake be far less likely, the outcome of that choice may still be positive if the energy behind it is.

    Love opens you to optimum choices. Are you in a loving state when making decisions? When you are feeling loving towards yourself and others you open to brighter choices for the greater good of all.   

    Love helps you get clearer about how true a choice is, i.e. how aligned it is to your heart, and separates the chaff from the wheat, protecting you from ego agendas.

    The state you are in, the thoughts and feelings you are experiencing, all have a big impact on the choices you make. Love is a pure high state of being that is of truth and accordance with divine will. 

     

    "Love beckons always the most beautiful becoming”

     

    January 30, 2013

    Today’s Word For All:

     

    Zeal is simply another word for passion. I’ve noticed that too many people today have lost their passion and enthusiasm for life. At one time, they were excited about their dreams and got up every day with purpose and passion. But now, because time has passed and they’ve experienced disappointments, they’re not excited about those dreams anymore. They’ve lost their fire.The truth is, most of life can be very routine. We have to work to keep things fresh. We have to put forth effort to stay passionate about our jobs, relationships, and our walk with our Faith. I believe every day we need to stir ourselves up.Stay passionate about your life so you can move forward and embrace the dreams within you.

     

    #Hope #Love #Giveback #Serve

     



     

    November 12, 2012

    The BEAUTY of the Choice of SOBRIETY

     

    After chasing a Family member "down the rabbit hole",  finally getting the treatment necessary to allow that Family member a life away from the destruction of addiction, it became clear that Sobriety is like giving new birth. Sobriety is such a beautiful moment of getting your loved one back, which in some cases they may be better for the expierence. Sobriety is a lifestyle choice, the right choice. Sobriety is Cool, Hot , Sexy and the wonderful rebirth of all people choosing this path. 

     

    Sobriety is the condition of not having any measurable levels, or effects from mood-altering drugs. According to WHO "Lexicon of alcohol and drug terms..." sobriety is continued abstinence from psychoactive drug use. Sobriety is also considered to be the natural state of a human being given at a birth. In a treatment setting, sobriety is the achieved goal of independence from consuming or craving mind-altering substances. As such, sustained abstinence is a prerequisite for sobriety. Early in abstinence, residual effects of mind-altering substances can preclude sobriety. These effects are labeled "PAWS", or "post alcohol withdrawal syndrome". Someone who abstains, but has a latent desire to resume use, is not considered truly sober. An abstainer may be subconsciously motivated to resume drug use, but for a variety of reasons, abstains (e.g. such as a medical or legal concern precluding use). Sobriety has more specific meanings within specific contexts, such as the culture of Alcoholics Anonymous, other 12 step programs, law enforcement, and some schools of psychology. In some cases, sobriety implies achieving "life balance."

     

    Photo: SOBRIETY is HOT

    October 23, 2012

    HIP TO BE SQUARE


    Huey Lewis' classic anthem about growing old, er, growing up, "Hip to be Square," makes settling down and becoming mature seem like the cool thing to do. There's a group of high school students in Wisconsin that are trying to do the same thing for staying sober and clean -- and what's more, they seem to be succeeding.

    The JULES group started out as a support group for friends of Julie Zdeblick, a Middleton High School junior who died of a drug overdose in 2004. It has become, however, "more of an aweareness group and social group,"  according to the group's president, Ali Stone, 17. "We're trying to change the culture of cool," she explains. "Our message is that it's cool to be sober. You will still have fun. You will still have friends."

    When I was in high school, the crowd I hung out with drank. Actually, that's not entirely accurate -- they drank a lot. I drank a lot. I don't know if such a group would have made difference to me and my friends, but I think that for a lot of kids, a non-alcoholic option is a good thing to have on a Friday night.

     

    October 21, 2012

    The Tao of Drunkenness and Sobriety


    This brief essay considers the meanings and relatedness of sobriety and drunkenness with reference to Levinas, Taoism, Sufism, the Bible, and the Beatles.
    What does it mean to be sober? This means: to overcome drunkenness. It is always drunkenness at the beginning.
    And what does it mean to be drunken? This means: to overcome sobriety. It is always sobriety at the beginning.
    Sobriety without drunkenness is a cold sobriety. Drunkenness without sobriety is a blind drunkenness. Junnaiyd said: There is a sobriety that contains all drunkenness, but there is no drunkenness that contains all sobriety. Drunkenness at the beginning is being caught up with the world.At the core of drunkenness, a dream of participation and union. Like the man newly placed in the Garden, before the naming, drunkenness is boundless: when I’m drunk I can’t say where I am. Only am. Only

    want. The drunk and the world flow together seamlessly; the drunk
    staggers from the very spin of the earth. Like a child, for whom and from
    whom everything exists. Drunkenness is the breast, with a twist.

     

    Sobriety at the beginning is the secret self, alone in the world. At
    the core of sobriety, a sovereignty and a freedom, a dream of separateness. To be sober is to stand within oneself, moderate, temperate, restrained.
    The way of drunkenness is to saturate and dissolve. The way of
    sobriety is to withdraw and extend. The field of drunkenness and sobriety is relationship: bond and separation. Drunkenness and sobriety
    measure the distance between us. Getting it right or getting it wrong is
    simply the difference between love and hatred.





    August 15, 2012

    Play Hooky

     

    I have a quote hanging up that says, “At worst a house unkept cannot be so distressing as a life unlived.” Rose Macaulay already had that figured out back in 1881.  She was way ahead of her time!

    Summer seems like the perfect time to follow Rose’s lead and really startliving your life.  When was the last time you went off to play hooky?  If you can’t remember, I suggest you carve out some playtime for yourself immediately. The work can wait, skip the meeting, let the laundry pile up, and take a break.

    I have a friend who used to say he wouldn’t take a day off because he was sure the company couldn’t function without him.  He told everyone he was the guy holding up the sun.  Well, it turns out, after he retired the sun still managed to come up every single day without him.

    I think a lot of us are convinced we are the ones “holding up the sun.”  News flash, we aren’t.  The sun is okay without our help.

    The world—yes even your own company—will get along just fine without you for a few days, even weeks.  In fact, I truly believe it will even benefit from your absence if you take some time off to recharge your batteries.  As Larry Eisenberg said, “For peace of mind, resign as general manager of the universe.”

     

     

     

     

    August 5, 2012

    DO

     

    To start making things happen, you just have to DO. This is a giant note to self. I can obsess about “perfect” and I always end up realizing that DONE is way better than perfect. Chasing perfect is paralyzing. Love DOES. You know all those things you’ve always wanted to do? You should go DO them. You will make mistakes. You will “fail”. But, the risk is worth the reward, right? For me, risking for what matters ends up being no risk at all. The greater risk is staying stuck and not making the impact that I know I am capable of and called to make. We ALL have greatness inside of us waiting to be released. Go and DO.

     

    ~DO..DO..DO...Duhhhh

     

     

     

     

     

    August 3, 2012

    The Wrong Side Of The Bed

     

    When I wake up feeling misaligned with life; I have choices of how I can counter act this mood. In the past I would dwell on the feeling and try to analyze where it was coming from. I’d carry it around and allow the negativity to penetrate 

    my entire day. It was ingrained in me, and came on as automatic as breathing. 

    Walking my spiritual life journey has shed light on many ways to counter act my ruminating into positive thinking. Today, when I feel the pessimism; I get on with my regular routine. I start my day with reading my daily affirmations, listening to music and writing. I play frisbee with my Dog, or watch him do his chatting at the birds outside. I allow myself to slowly unfold into feeling peaceful.
     


    I sometimes forget that it’s OK to have these feelings – it doesn’t mean I am being regressing or covering up. It means nothing more than waking up on "the wrong side of the bed." If I want, I can crawl back under the covers and get up on the other side. I always have a daily choice.
     
    "Every thought that you have impacts you. By shifting from a thought that weakens to one that strengthens, you raise your energy vibration and strengthen yourself and the immediate energy field"
    ~Wayne Dyer

     

    • July 17, 2012

      TODAY

       

      Make the decision that you'll no longer use excuses to keep you from what you know is in your best interest. Today, act on something you've always avoided and explained away with a convenient excuse. Make a phone call you've been putting off, write a letter to a friend, put on a pair of walking shoes and go for a stroll, clean out your closet--do something you've been justifying not doing with excuses.

       

      "What Will You Do.....Today?"


      My Dad

      June 5, 2012

      A Father's Message: Father's They Grieve Too

       

      Most of the time, father's are neglected grievers....While we know a lot about grief now, people still aren't sure how to respond to a man's feelings. It's safer to ask "how your wife is doing" then to ask how you feel. As a man you have a lot of thoughts and feelings now.

       

      You may feel angry, depressed, lonely, hopeless, disappointed, confused, hurt, sad, afraid, confused, empty, guilty, helpless, like a failure, frustrated. You may have times of real panic and worry about your family. You may have lost the confidence of being the Daddy who make's things right. And you may spend a lot of time asking yourself "Why?" This can be one of the toughest times in your life, and it's important to take care of yourself and the hurt you're feeling.

       

      Every man is touched by tragedy at some time. You may find you need to be strong and take control, you may feel like you're taking care of everyone else, making all the arrangements and doing all the work. This can be especially true as you make funeral arrangements and greet family members and friends. After the funeral, though, people are likly to expect you to act as if nothing happened!?

       

      One grief counselor told me...

      "In society we're allowed three days of grief...just through the memorial service." You never really "get over" your grief as you begin trying to get back to normal you may find your feelings popping up when you least expect them. Along with some feelings mentioned earlier.

      As we approach Fathers Day it has been almost four years since my own fathers passing and I still think of him and miss him almost daily.

       

      A Marraige needs to keep the courtship present when going through a griving period, for both woman and men, which surprises some. Talk about how you first met. Remember how you fell in love. Share what you love and like about each other. Go out on a date, even a short walk. Touch and hold each other. Realize you both grive differently, respect each others way's of griving.Accept your first sexual sharing after a death as a warm, gentle caring that brings you close.

       

      "Hope and Comfort for all along with a very Happy Fathers Day"

       

       

      Lauryn, Faye, Mom and Julie Social Networking BeautiesMay 30, 2012

      A Family that Social Media's Together Stays Together

       

      Below is some feedback we got a while back. It's about a guy who was truly desperate... didn't know what to

      do... where to turn... or even if he'd be able to keep his family together.

       

      Check this out:
      Hey,

      I just wanted to let you know the results I've been able to achieve with this online community you've put together here.  I think the biggest thing it's done for me is it saved my household. It's allowed me to take care of my daughters , son and my wife something I'd made a promise to my wife when our restaurant business started failing.  We had lost about 60% of our clientle, within a period of August- November 2008.  It just left us in a real bad situation and we needed to make a change.

       

      Around the same time our daughter graduated from collage and we decided to jump online and see if we could find something that would help us to change our financial situation.  And we found your community, you provided us with the tools, with the training, with the support...everything we needed to create a huge success in our lives. And I just wanted to let you know that without us finding you I have no idea where we'd be right now.  I have no idea if we would have been able to survive all this and put ourselves in a position to thrive.

      So I just want to thank you from the bottom of my heart, you ARE

      affecting change in many people and you've definitely made a huge difference in our lives.

      ~A CEO

       

       

      Gumby Mediates to etherapy

      Dogs listen

      May 25, 2012(Happy Memorial Weekend)

      etherapy: Only as good as the person giving it!

       

      A new study at Harvard University has shown that online treatments are  just as effective as face-to-face therapies for a wide range of common disorders.

      Some of these disorders include:anxiety, social phobias and depression.  These conditions all responded well to clinician supported internet-based treatments.

       

      The online sessions were significantly more cost-effective than traditional treatments, and required as little as a quarter of the amount of time.

      one PROFESSOR at the University research involved in this study, stated: 

      “Only 33 % of people with anxiety or depression seek treatment over a 12 month period, and only one in 10 sees a psychologist.  Internet-based programs may play an important role in increasing those numbers.”

       

      dented ego's soon to be launched  etherapy offers exactly this!  A new simple and cost-effective way of "people helping people" who are otherwise unable to access treatments.

       

      Self Sabotage's Enemy 

      May 5, 2012

      Self Sabotage

       

      "There are few things more unbalancing to the mind than the act of suddenly winning or losing large sums of money" - Henry Howard Harper. "The Psychology Of Speculation" Whether you invest or not isn't important here. What IS important is the mindset described. You have probably heard about people coming into a lot of money very quickly (pro athletes, movie stars, lottery winners, etc) only to end up blowing all their money, getting hooked on drugs and basically ruining their lives. And many times they will say, "it was because of the money." In other words, they couldn't handle it. It's made them very uncomfortable. And, as a result, they dumped all their money (completely subconsciously, via "self sabotage") so they can go back to feeling comfortable again. Don't think it can happen to you? Think again.

       

      The above "QUOTE" is perhaps the most IMPORTANT money STATEMENT ever by one very famous Sportsman.

       

       Head in Sand

      April 2. 2012

      The Mind Is A Most Powerful Thing

       

      "The Mind is a powerful thing,"  have you really taken the time to reflect on this statement?

      The mind can be both powerfully good and powerfully bad.Our mind is constantly firing off thoughts faster than we can comprehend at times. Listen to these thoughts they are there for a reason.

       

      Your mind is brilliant whether you think so or not. Don’t talk yourself out of an idea instead put it out into the world, write it down, tell someone, whatever works for you just do it! Then comes the best part, make it happen!

      You never know what Ideas you might be shutting down. Maybe with a little fine tuning of a random thought you could be the proud owner of the next big social networking support site, television show, invention or just helping someone that may be in need by paying attention.

      Listen to those voices in your head, believe in them, and let them live.

       

      “The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.” -Winston Churchill

      “There comes a time when the mind takes a higher plane of knowledge but can never prove how it got there. -Albert Einstein

       

      Friends at Work dented ego

      February 24, 2012

      PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE WITH COMPASSION, ART, PICTURES AND WRITING WITH SOCIAL MEDIA

       

      At a time when people are becoming more socially isolated from friends in public outings, with fewer strong social connections, research is documenting the profound psychological and physical benefits of connecting with other people in Social Media, ranging from stronger immune systems to greater happiness. But how can we foster this connection? A recent wave of studies is suggesting that art, photography and writing can play an important role. This research suggests that creating art–through writing/photos and other methods–brings many of the same therapeutic benefits as maintaining close hands on relationships. What’s more, studies have found that art through photography, paintings and writing can boost important qualities–including greater empathy–among people who consume art, not just those who create it.

       

      You will learn:    A deeper sense of why social connections are important to mental and physical well-being, and how art(s) can provide many of these benefits of social connection.   An overview of research on the healing power of art.   An understanding of the link between art and compassion and empathy, both for the creator and the consumer of art by reaching out yourself and sharing through all the Social Medias.

       

      Compassion: "to come along side with the passion to help"

      ~bre

       

      Life is Good..Chips and Salsa

      January 28, 2012

      Feelings of Opportunity

       

      I recently read an article about death.

       

      No, I'm not dying any time soon (as far as I know...) and it's not typically my favorite subject in the world to discuss.  But what grabbed my attention was the ramifications death has for entrepreneurs vs NON-entrepreneurs.

      Here's the scoop:

      The article was about a lady who works in a special hospital where everyone is on their death beds.  And she saw two recurring death bed regrets people have before joining the "choir invisible."

      The first is not having the courage to go for their dreams.

      This is VERY sad, in my opinion.

      It bothers me whenever people let fear and social pressure (from family and friends, especially) hold them back from pursuing their dreams.

      Entrepreneurs, on the other hand, are contrarian.

      We don't care what others think.

      We're actually more afraid of NOT trying at all than failing.

      And frankly, we tend to THRIVE on naysaying.

      Anyway, so that was the first regret.

      The other one was:

      "I wish I didn't work so hard."

      I can relate!

      When I was stuck in corporate "servitude" selling Food and Booze 60-70+ hours per week, all I did was work.  I barely ever saw my family. And when I did, I was too tired, drained and exhausted to enjoy them.

      Today, I still work a lot of hours.

      But it's by CHOICE.

      And it's not draining... it's invigorating!

      Frankly, entrepreneurs are restless unless we ARE working on something (I don't even really like going to bed anymore).

      Yes, there's balance (you must have balance).

      But work is not "work", it's play.

      And thus, I'd bet few (if any) of the people who regretted working so much were entrepreneurs.  Most likely they were working for "the man" -- charter members of the "40/40 club."  (i.e. working 40 hours per week, for 40 years).

      And you know what?

      Wasting your life working for someone else WILL cause regrets.

      It'll steal your time with your family.

      And will never pay you what you're worth.

      But like I said, becoming an entrepreneur has NEVER been easier.

       

      Keep on Rocking Your Dreams!!

       

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      Gregg Allman: "The Man"

      January 4, 2012

      dented ed: MY Happy New Year End BLOG Post of HOPE with OPPORTUNITY

       

      As this long year of peeks, valleys and dents comes to a close I  find much to be grateful for. We are thankful for our new group of friends here at dented ego on a mission of "people helping people" to choose a path free from drug and alcohol addictions. I have personal real challenges with family members, new friends, long time dear old friends and am amazed each day hearing stories of the disease of drug and alcohol addictions.  Young beautiful woman and men, mature and wise people being taken far to early in their lives by this dark sickness. The disease "rouge" brain from drug addiction tricks the addict, lies to them as it pulls like the devil to take the addict down. The diseased "rouge" brain of an addict is so severe that it sells the addict into thinking one more time and I will quit until it wraps it's arms around them for good. It is our Hope here that our dented ego's can help shed some light,  that we all can "just do something" by providing an Opportunity to make a choice of a clean and sober living lifestyle.

       

      "Find a Heart that will Love You at Your Worst and Arms that will Hold You at Your Weakest"

      ~BE

       

       Pessimist or Optimist

      0ctober 30, 2011

      Failure

       

      Refuse to use the term "failure" about yourself or anyone else. When you take a chance and things don’t go as planned, you didn’t fail you only produced a result. Feel gratitude for the life-enhancing opportunity to learn and grow from those results. Now you are free to resume the exciting, inventive, creative path of work that is your life.

       

      “One door closes another one opens!”

      love

      October 23, 2011

      Change

       

      There is only one thing that I can expect from life with certainty, and that is change. When I realize this, the quality of my life is different. It acts as an intervention on my obsessive thinking. If I understand that I cannot count on my plans working out as I expect them to, perhaps I would be wise to plan differently. Having a plan is fine; it gives my day and life structure. However, when I think that a failed plan is a failed life, I get into trouble. Any good plan leaves room for chance, for the unexpected. It is when I want an event to match the image I have in my mind, or when I cannot leave room for chance, that I become controlling and upset. The world has too many variables for me to count on any one situation working out just as I expect it to; this type of expectation is a setup for disappointment. Today I will try something new, I will make a plan and then let it happen. I expect the unexpected.

       
      "Nothing endures but change" ~Heraclitus
       
       Communication

      October 13, 2011

      "TRUST" YOUR "COMMUNICATION"

       

      By consistently using the techniques of listening, exploring, appreciating and presenting you demonstrate genuine kindness that leads to a special connection with others.

      When we communicate with compassion, we speak from our highest consciousness. As we sit back and enjoy the process, all we have left to do is trust.

       

      How Re You Doing?

      Happy Face

       

      October 4, 2011

      THE ROLE STRESS PLAYS in ALCOHOL AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE

       

      Substance abuse studies have found that many people use alcohol to cope with the stress of modern life.  The demands of work, family and finances can be unrelenting, especially for people who have little "Social  Network Support."  Natural disasters and other tragic events in the news add another layer of stress.  Using alcohol to relax and "get away from it all" can be safe in moderation, but attempting to deal with chronic untreated stress by drinking can lead to alcohol substance abuse.

       

      Researchers have found that there appears to be a link between a drinker's early childhood experiences and the use of alcohol to deal with stress.  Exposure to traumatic experiences in infancy and childhood may shape an individual's stress response and contribute to a predisposition for alcohol substance abuse.  The relationship between stress and alcohol abuse is even more marked when healthy coping mechanisms and a strong social support system are not present.

      According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, children and teenagers who experience trauma from violence or a disaster have a greater change for developing drug or alcohol substance abuse problems later in life.  Early intervention for depression and anxiety can help reduce the risk of substance abuse.  The Anxiety Disorders Association of America reports that about 20 percent of Americans who have been diagnosed with an anxiety or depression have a drug or alcohol substance abuse disorder.  Ironically, the symptoms of one disorder can worsen the symptoms of the other.

       

      While there is no evidence that stress alone will lead to alcoholism, stress can be a factor in alcoholism relapse.  Recovering alcoholics who suffer a relapse will often cite chronic stress as the reason that they began drinking again. One way to avoid this type of relapse is by meeting with other recovered drinkers and creating a network of support, hope and opportunity which is our goals at dentedego.com, both problems should be treated at the same time in order to reduce the chances of alcohol abuse relapse.

       

      Take me Away 

      Marital Prozac

      Love

      September 30, 2011

      Technology-Marital Prozac

       

      Except when it is not, technology is good for my marriage.  Yes, it's a distraction("let me quickly check the news on twitter"). Yes it invades upon quite moments("let me take a quick pic to post on Facebook").

      But more broadly, it's a tool that heightens efficiency in tackling the tasks that, left untackled, lead to arguments.

      And it helps to increase enjoyment of the things we like to do with our free time, just the two of us and sometimes with the kids. My wife and I really like each other. Yet, marriage-at least for us, at this stage of our life-largely is about tending to responsibilities and dealing with logistics. Technology can be like "Marital Prozac: it isn't a cure-all and there are plenty of side effects, but often it helps take the edge off."

       

      Message 

      September 28, 2011

      HONESTY'S FREEDOM

       

      Each time we communicate from a place of honesty, it gets easier and the productivity is greater. The evolution requires a certain amount of letting go- letting go of EGO and of race against time. Instead open up to the possibility of taking a leap of faith into the present moment.

       

      Seize The Day

      September 17, 2011

      Seize the Day

       

      Gone are the days when a blizzard of marketing dollars can be used to overwhelm the airwaves,shut out the competition and grab customer awareness. Now customers demands for authenticity, originality, creativity, honesty and good intent have made it necessary for companies and brands to revert to a level of customer service not seen since our grandparents day. When business owners actually knew there customers or guests as I call them, names.

      Giving each of then undivided, individual attention!!!

      You can hit a "home run",  if you are willing to do this with Social Media platforms that carry the  consumer, heartfelt passion,  leading to "word of mouth" proof that you care about your customers/guests.

      "It is time to harness the word of mouth power from Social Media."

       

      dented ego swag

      September 6, 2011

      History repeats itself through Social Networking

       

      It is a choice each day to see and appreciate the beauty that is right in front of us bright and beautiful or walk forward with blinders on. I believe the Government prefers the latter. 

      Thank you Social Networks for taking us back to where a hand shake means something(without a lawyer), where suspicion is limited and happiness, trust,kindness, care, love exist with others whom we've never met before in person:). This is where the future repeats the past;)

       

      John Lennon Quote

      September 3, 2011

      The Mind, Body and Sole

       

      After two days of grinding out dented ego's "dents" and 3 hours sleep it come with ease that I find the importance of sleep, exercise and meditation. Not to mention the loss of attention to my love ones, Family which includes Murphy my Lab.

       

      There are many ways to nurture your physical and mental health—and supercharge your body, mind, and soul in the process. Enjoying the affection of a pet, Exercise, hugging a loved one,  enjoying a walk outdoors, volunteering your time, spending time with friends, and laughing out loud (LOL) are just some of the many things you can do to gain strength, both inside and out.

       

      People Helping People 

      SEPTEMBER 1, 2011

      dented ego Birthday

       

      It is a launch!!   Happy Birthday dented ego!!!

       

       DrugsStrong


      August 31, 2011

      Playing Doctor by SELF MEDICATION

       

      ” today the journey goes on" so to all the people that are in or affected by addiction in any form is bad. No matter whether the addiction be alcohol, cocaine, morphine, sex or OCD.

      “If you take a pill to make everything better, then you don’t know when things are screwed  up. If you don’t know when things are screwed up, then you can’t fix it yourself.” Stop the self medication!

       

       Join Hands

      August 30, 2011

      dents we meet along the way

      After leaving my home this weekend to meet a friend and leaving behind my own daily dent challenges within my family.  I met a guy struggling, living rough as he sat their looking empty and worthless. This is when you have to stop and take time out, not to preach but to listen. I always try to give people Hope and when they’re ready show them that there is help out there. I told him not to give up, that even in his darkest hour, there can still be light and that he more than anyone had something to offer. You just have to get back on your feet with the right crowd. I look forward to seeing him next week, again at the same spot and will continue to talk to him with hopes of translating a solid message.

       

       Help

      August 29,2011

      A Pat on the Back

      "As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others."

      ~Bill Gates

       

      It is time that we all take advantage of the beauty that surrounds us daily and help one another to see the awesomeness that is right in front of us. I think that will fix many illnesses, problems and sadness moving us to an amazing path ahead.

       

       Music

      Life Music

      August 28, 2011

      Dance to the Music: Turn my frown upside down

       

      As I turned on my always PLAYING music, I noticed how old my CD player was. Even though my system was so archaic it still puts out such an amazing balanced and deep rich sound. I then applied that model to life and came up with this message:

       

      ► Play the moments ▌▌ Pause the memories ■ Stop the pain ◄◄ Rewind the happiness:)

       

      Sober is good! 

      August 27,2011

      Change is good

       

      "Are you wondering how to get unstuck?" ~ If you have been sitting, stand. If you have been standing, sit. If you have been traveling, stay home. If you have been home, travel. If you have been teaching, learn. If you have been learning, teach. If you have been talking, listen. If you have been listening, talk. 

       

      "Change is Good.."

       

      Getting Smarter is a Gift! 

      August 26, 2011

      The Gift From my Heart

       

      I have found after my many years that living in the past and preparing for the future are not my ingredients to a faithful,happy and balanced path. It is today that is a gift which is why today is the PRESENT. Live, love and smile each day as if it is a gift like no other.

       

      Today is the PRESENT!!

       

       Born

      August 25, 2011

      My Dream to Reality

       

      "There is a dented ego in all of us…learning to accept one another as we are with the dents we earn along the way. "I like who I am today, I like me with my dents, I love my dented ego."

       

      I write this blog with the above motto and hope we are all able to help as many people as we can with their struggles and their dents.

       

      dented ego is designed for all people around the World with or surrounded by a person suffering and looking for real answers to addictions of alcohol, drugs, OCD, disorders, obsessions,compulsions and depression.

      dented ego may just be the website that helps save the World! Our families, our pets, our friends and every one we come in contact with can participate in our movement.

      People Helping People!!

       

      Golden Bug 

      August 24, 2011

      A New Chapter, Excitment Ahead 

       

      As a ex Restaurateur and creator of five amazing, wonderful well received restaurants  and still working through the withdrawals of being in the food industry for 25 years (1986-2009). Then forming a company breconcepts - A Concept and Strategies business, all while designing, developing,programming and preparing our dented ego team the past 2 1/2 years, I am pleased to say we are ready to launch. This blog is from the heart and is to provide a place of "Hope," "Opportunity"and "Inspiration" with a path for us all. After serving millions in the restaurant business that caters to all types of people and their problems of addictions, obsessions, depressions and other izums then surviving a suicide of a dear friend and family member,  I decided that I wanted to provide a place where people could go and talk as honest and openly (like a bar) or as confidential(like a theripists office) about their problems(dents) which we refer to as dented ego's.

      At this stage of life, it is my feeling that everything, including business ventures, is going to be established with the help of the internet/computer/ipads,phone apps for generations to come. We can spread the word with dented ego and technology shareing good helpful thoughts that will bring Hope, Opportunity and Inspiration for happiness to others.

       

      "dented ego, the worlds #1 social networking support site for people in need of purposeful real conversation."

      ~dented ego-ceo

     
     
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