Dear one,

This is a three quote day, because today I want to talk about change.

Nothing changes if nothing changes.

Recovery mantra

“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.”


“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.

James Baldwin

In recovery counseling and coaching, I teach people to take an objective look at the nouns in their lives (people, places, things, and ideas). Any nouns that do not uplift and support the positive changes you seek need to be evaluated. Is the value worth the trade off?

As important as it is to look at the nouns, changing things outwardly will only go so far. True change begins within us. It’s a shift in mindset more than anything else.

What change do you need? How are you going to take steps toward making it?

Never forget that I love you, and that excludes no one.


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About Sentimental Dom

Michael Nolan is The Sentimental Dom. He wants you to keep your chin up, treat everyone with dignity, compassion, and respect, and drink more water.

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