Author: thepurposeofrecovery

02 Jun 2021

In my previous blog, I wrote about the wonder of words. I will expand that to language. William C. Moyers, long-time friend and author, is vice president...

03 May 2021

 Factoid: The old children’s proverb “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me” was used as early as 1862 to refrain people...

01 Apr 2021

In the old West, when a community was plagued by bad guys, the townsfolk got together and formed a posse and chased the bad guys out of...

27 Feb 2021

I completed my 89th year on Mother Earth (32,506 days of life) and decided to share some personal past. I recently read an Interesting Fact: If you...

28 Jan 2021

I observed and I write.  Over the last year the nation has gone through an incredible test of wills. Hindsight can’t be 2020. Alarmingly instructive but so...

31 Dec 2020

I woke this morning with one day left in 2020. It was a year that surely altered and illuminated our times. In a recent blog, I referenced...

16 Nov 2020

From a family recovering journey, I have gone through the stage of typical denial, anger, and confusion.  When I finally surfaced my head above the dark water,...

16 Nov 2020

Good Afternoon. Thank you for your virtual presence. I am, virtually and otherwise, Merlyn Karst, a person in long-term recovery, as a result, I haven’t found it...

17 Sep 2020

By: Merlyn Karst, Recovery Ambassador September is designated as Recovery Month. Recovery Month promotes the societal benefits of prevention, treatment, and recovery for mental and substance use...