Mary Fran Bontempo

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Self-Preservation for the New Year
Self-Preservation for the New Year Charge!!! That’s the attitude most of us hold towards a new year full of the promise of change. Out with the old,…
When It All Falls Apart
The other day, my website crashed. All I could do was stare in horror at the jumble of words, code and images that had once…
Questions
So many questions. When dealing with a loved one’s addiction, particularly if the addict is your child, the list of questions is endless. How did…
Finding Peace in Service
What does peace look like? When you’re trying to support someone in active addiction, it’s a question that’s impossible to answer. There is no peace,…
The Blessing of Forgetfulness
What a luxury. This past week, I was blessed to spend several days at the Jersey shore. But that wasn’t the luxury. At the week’s…
Summertime, But is the Living Easy?
Isn’t summer wonderful? Long, warm, light-filled days meant for relaxing and recharging after a dark, cold winter. There’s little more delightful than a summer day…