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Hello Recovery

Hello, Recovery, my old friend.  It’s good to see you again. It’s been three years since we were together. I lost you and my way in life for those three years. The first time ...
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Train Of The Drunk

Standing at the railway crossing, I am out of control as the train of the drunk approaches. The disease of alcoholism is the flagman.  I don’t realize his alluringly, addictive ...

My Boys

I want the world to know how proud and how much I love all three of my boys. All of you have accomplished so much and done so well with your lives. I talk about you all the time.  ...

STOP

                              S                  T               O             P STRENGTH  THOUGHT  OPEN  PRESENT Find ...

New Day, Love to Lori

Stand under my umbrella … I walk in the rain not aware I am cold, wet and lonely. I am so wrapped up in myself. I do not realize Lori, my  Love, is standing there dry and warm. She ...
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“Hated”

I hated drunks, then I became one. I hated porn, but I eyeballed it. I hated overweight, and I became overweight. I hated the know-it-all, because I knew it all. I hated people who ...
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“Walking Through Hell and Finding Your Way Out”

When parents walk through the hell of drinking, drugging, anxiety or depression, they take their children with them. Get help for all of you now. Alcoholism, depression, anxiety and ...

What is Depression?

Depression is collapsing deeply into the dark, frightening shadows of myself and not letting any one in. My own world. Only I am allowed in. In depression, I don’t want to look ...

To Be Honest …

No more pretending to be what I am Not. I am what I am. I cannot change the past.  I am sorry for this. I must move on from here and live a life of faith and understanding. I am now ...

New Blog Cards

The new Brave-Enough-To-Live.com business cards will be out November 8, 2012.  We call them “blog cards” instead of business cards. If you would like a stack to hand ...

One Woman Experiences a Miracle After Shooting Herself in the Chest

As some of you may know, I dissolved my pancreas from drinking, which resulted in being an Insulin dependent diabetic. I drank myself into two alcoholic comas bringing myself to the ...

Why We Were Chosen

This a great contributing post from a dear friend of mine, it says a lot on how I see life and moving forward with it …   Godspeed to you, Dave.  And, yes, I agree there ...
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Awareness

My awareness is increasing each day as I move through this life of confusion. Am I really here? Do I feel each day? What do I feel? Do I feel alone? Loved. Cared for. Understood. I ...
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“Behold”

“Behold, I stand at the door and knock.” Today I stand at the  door of life … knocking. Cold, tired, broken from life. The door opened, and there is my God of Understanding ...
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Good Day to All

Good Day to all my friends in my Life, Today has been a trying day for me, I am going to the new Highland for Treatment. I must be honest with you all, I am going to  be treated for ...
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Recovery

What is recovery? What Recovery to me is … Discovery.  A new life, not just for me, but for all I will touch in my path to a wonderful state of mind and well-being. Dave Gaber http://www.facebook.com/GaberDave

Becoming a Family of Hope, Understanding and Recovery

I have been thinking about why Jim, Lori and I have put this site up and how I will be blogging myself each day. People go to college to learn and grow.  I didn’t go to college ...

Just Thinking

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”         ― Mahatma Gandhi “Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If ...

Welcome from Dave Gaber

Hi all, “Brave Enough To Live” is a new blog and community manifested by three great friends. We invite you to stand with us as we all move forward together through alcoholism, ...