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I know it's human nature to sometimes feel like you are living in a rut, so whenever that does happen to you - and I sincerely hope it is infrequent - I want to offer several things you can try in order to "escape!"
First of all, take a good, hard look at yourself in the mirror, and realize that, to get to this current point in your life, you are already amazing, and full of unlimited possibilities.
Then, go for a walk, and just take notice of all of the beautiful things…
Added by Gary Goldstein on November 17, 2013 at 6:06am — No Comments
Recovery has helped me reclaim my life, self-esteem, self-confidence, and purpose for being.
Even though I nearly died of an alcohol and drug overdose way back in 1989, and then also spent nearly six years incarcerated as a result of my past addictions to alcohol, drugs and gambling from 1998-2004, it wasn't until I woke up…Continue
Added by Gary Goldstein on August 17, 2013 at 6:31am — No Comments
Today, I bring you the fifth chapter of my book, “Jew in Jail.”
It was time to go to big, bad Rikers Island, and see if I was ready to spend time with the toughest detainees New York City had to offer!
5. THE MOVE TO RIKERS ISLAND
Even though the next day was Saturday, I was taken on the first bus headed for Rikers Island in Queens. I remembered being there once before, about five years earlier, but only for a week until my…
Added by Gary Goldstein on July 16, 2013 at 3:04pm — No Comments
1. THE DAY THIS WHOLE NIGHTMARE BEGAN
My mother had asked me, the night before, what I was doing with that toy gun. She noticed it on the foot of the extra bed in my room, and I told her that I was going to give it to my friend Alan’s son as a birthday present. I lied to her. The truth of the matter was that I was an alcoholic, a drug addict, and a compulsive gambler, and I was planning to go into Manhattan the next day in order to rob a few dry cleaning stores.
Added by Gary Goldstein on May 28, 2013 at 10:51am — No Comments