Posts by Jef

Dear Non-Sober People

Research by Lipari and Van Horn (2014) concluded that roughly eighty percent of those with a substance use disorder (SUD) cite alcohol as the substance. It makes sense then that most ...

In addiction, Jan 21, 2022

Dream Ridiculously

If your dreams don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough. – Muhammad Ali

In mental-health, Jan 11, 2022

The Gift of Heartbreak

Researcher and author Brené Brown (n.d.) contends, “A deep sense of love and belonging is an irreducible need of all men, women, and children. We are wired to love, to be loved, and t...

In mental-health, relationships, Jan 05, 2022

Addiction Recovery Belongs On A Resume

Here are the top-5, ‘must-have’ resume sections, according to Michael Tomaszewski, Career Expert at Zety (Tomaszewski, 2021):

In mental-health, Dec 13, 2021

Don't Wait To Feel Ready

According to Internet Live Stats (Internet Live Stats, n.d.), roughly 7.5 billion blog posts are written per day. In four months that amounts to a trillion blog posts.

In mental-health, Dec 02, 2021

Positivity As A Skill

Positivity is a hard skill to master. It requires working to bolster it and build muscle behind it. It means choosing it over and over until it becomes reflexive.

In mental-health, Nov 28, 2021

Just Go To Therapy Already, Jeez

Why go to therapy? Maybe it’s a last resort. Maybe you want to ‘fix’ things. Maybe the proverbial excrement has hit the fan in your life.

In mental-health, Nov 27, 2021

Embrace Struggling

I volunteer as a mentor at Code Louisville where the mission is “to provide quality training and support to help residents of Louisville enter software development careers at no charg...

In mental-health, Nov 23, 2021

What is this Site About, Anyway?

I am a software engineer, a mental health advocate, and an imperfectionist.

In opinion, Nov 22, 2021

Talking About Sobriety In The Workplace

According to the National Institutes of Health, ten percent of Americans have struggled with substance abuse at some point in their lives (NIH, 2015). That’s over 30 million people. I...

In mental-health, Nov 06, 2021