I was recently asked how I was able to pass the Texas Bar Exam(finally) while also struggling with cocaine addiction and Alcohol Use Disorder(alcoholism). Here is my answer.
There is a saying in Judaism called Tikkun Olam. It means changing the world with acts of kindness
Finding those fleeting moments to take a deep breath, de-stress, and assess our well-being at the moment we are in, is more important than ever. Here is an easy tip.
Are finding the time for self-care?
Out of all my struggles, the hardest to talk about was my two-decade struggle with eating disorders.
In less than six months, I will turn sixty years old. I never dreamed that was possible in the abyss of drug and alcohol addiction.
Loneliness and suicides are spiking. We have to confront the conversation.
Fifteen years ago I wanted to die.
Winter 2004. Las Vegas. Miami. Los Angeles. All places that hide my secrets. Drugs delivered to my hotel room in Vegas. Coke deals done with quick hand-to-hand exchanges under the cover of darkness just feet from the calming waves of the ocean in South Beach.
I often hear that resilient people, like great salespeople, are born not made. Nothing could be further from the truth.