Thoughts And Ideas
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Thoughts And Ideas


A Fierce & Frightening Story

“Addiction stripped us of whatever direction we had.”

It’s You Vs. You.

Coming from darkness, finding light; A moment the Reward for struggle. Complex Character Development. A Moment both, a Spiritual Moment Spiritual Awakening.

High Moral Character; Strong relationship with Faith.

I was able to break free from the chains of my addiction and my struggle.

I finally was able to be honest with myself, & I accepted the fact that immediate drastic change was needed.

The Kind of offer so extremely rare to even come just once into anyone’s life.

Therefore, it certainly won’t come twice. So, like they say about in Boxing when someone got a Golden Opportunity. They say, “Take it, cause ya ain’t gonna get a Second Chance.

The offer was giving me a Courageous opportunity to take control.

To Start from scratch and COMPLETELY change My life.



An attempt to bring heart-touching and thought-provoking writing under one roof to make an impact.

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Michael Patanella

Author, Publisher, and Editor. I cover mindfulness, mental health, addiction, sobriety, life, and spirituality among other things.