Make your Bed: A Step towards Addiction Recovery

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It may seem like a simple task.  Wake up and make your bed.  But how many addicts do this?  The truth is, addicts are the least likely to make their bed.

Why is this simple act such a difficult task?  Part of it is that an addict’s life is simply out of control.  With this lack of manageability comes with it a desire to continue to chase the high, whatever the craving(s) might be. Continue Reading

My Hyphen: Yes, I’m Asian-American

Race Matters: Candid Conversations on Race & Culture, Sam's Poetry1 comment

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I’m an American,

through and through,

but an American with a hyphen too.


An ode to my culture, customs,

and ethnic ties,

yet critics say my hyphen divides, Continue Reading

I am from a Chinese Wok

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I am from a Chinese wok,

of Oolong tea and red envelopes,

I am from a tiny orange house with

matching shag carpet, of bitter melon soup,

rock cod fish, Church’s fried chicken with a

strawberry drink. Continue Reading

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