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The path walked, not driven.

Nothing in life is easy. Nothing in life worth doing comes quickly. Throughout this journey we all call life, There is only thing that has resonated as being true, always. If you want to build something successfully, it’s going to take time and patience.  Today, December 8th, 2020 marks the end of a very difficult time in my life.  As I have shared many times in the past. A major turning point in my life was when I found myself confronted with a few legal troubles in the past. I couldn’t seem to get my shit together, and kept getting DUIs. Through the course of the time following the last incident, I found myself facing a driver’s license suspension and...

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November is State of Gratitude Month! A video message from Chris!

A little gratitude goes a long way. Thank you all for being the best part of my work!  Sending all my gratitude and love. Wishing you all a lovely holiday with friends and family.   Black Friday Sales are now available on the site. Use "BLACKFRIDAY" for 20% off your order of $100 or more, plus FREE SHIPPING! Time to start thinking about gifts for the holiday season!  Happy Thanksgiving!   

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Stimulation Nation

Anxiety for me takes many forms. Over stimulation, under stimulation, feeling that I am doing too much, and sometimes the feeling that I am not doing enough. These are just a few that come to my mind at once. But, I am confident in believing that there are many, many more. It is important in this time of transition and insecurity to remain grounded on many different levels. At the end of the day, we all have our shit and are simply trying to make the correct decisions in this life one day at a time at every possible fork in the road.  Moving during a pandemic for me has meant a lot of returns. A lot of trial and...

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Pandemic Chronicle: Disney to Tropical Storm Eta

I don’t even know where to begin. It seems as though so much has transpired over the last couple weeks. I am happy to report, from the comfort of my inflatable mattress sitting in the living room that State of Gratitude has moved from Orlando, FL south to Miami, Florida. It’s new permanent home.  Because, when one door closes, another one opens, except this one has opened into a Tropical Storm/Hurricane currently dropping pounds of rain on Miami. But hey, it is what it is. I just snuggle up in my hoodie and chill to some obscure Netflix films (the rest have already been watched due to the pandemic).  I have heard of the jail cell prayers, the ones where...

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State of Gratitude's Second Grant Recipient is... Jarod Leddy!

 It is with great pleasure and honor that I announce our second grant recipient, Jarod Leddy!  Let's all give Mr. Leddy a nice round of applause! When I first saw his application come across my desk, my first response was pure joy. Why? Because I saw an applicant who embodied all the characteristics of someone who I believed would truly benefit from our support.  He is an individual who is not only committed and hardworking, but also very involved in the lives of those around him helping others find their way to recovery. Leddy not only chairs meetings but has also started a book club reading books which help give way to more difficult conversations surrounding recovery. He has already proven himself...

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