Whether I am teaching Qigong, writing a story, conversing with a client, friend or family member - my experience, strength and hope as a man in recovery comes along with me.
During a Q & A session in a recent broadcast, a participant asked me this question, "What is the best decision you ever made in your life?" My honest answer is the decision I made in 2002 to get sober.
As an active alcoholic and drug user at the time, my life had become unmanageable. I had reached a point where I could not imagine my life with alcohol and drugs or without it. I was living through a miraculous moment that revealed a tremendous opportunity for me to change and become a better version of myself - invited by my Higher Power to live a life that was beyond anything that I could have imagined. But in order to achieve that, I needed to acknowledge I had a problem, ask for help, clean house and be of service to others.
My life in sobriety began then and there and everything that I do now has the threads of recovery woven into it. Today, nothing comes before my gift of recovery. This gift is what allows me to stand here as a vessel of hope, inspiration and support for you along your recovery journey.