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How to Deal with Drunks While Sober

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Alcohol Creates a Real Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde Scenario Boozing to excess is voluntarily taking part in a “temporary suicide”. “The buzz” you feel is literally you morphing into something else – leaving who you were behind until you sober up…   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Zac Small (@zacsmall_) This piece was inspired…

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Sobriety: Year #2 in Review

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Two Years Sober It’s neither something I’ve gotten used to nor is it something I take for granted. For those struggling with addiction, I’m going to show what life without the vice has been like these past two years and talk about insights I’ve had along the way, which may help you choose to address the anchors in your life…

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It’s Important to Have Hope (I of II)

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(This piece was originally published on my Substack The Daily Draft with Zac Small, a new resource where I’m creating content that goes beyond the scope of Masculinity, Marriage, Fatherhood, and Sobriety which I’m keeping on here) ______________ We’ve placed all of our eggs in the basket of hope. There’s this ever-present nihilism on the edge of our minds; it’s…

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How Removing Distractions Can Make You a Better Husband, Father, & Friend

By Marriage & Relationships
Men are struggling to maximize their relationships. The problem I've discovered over the years is that these men have forgotten what exactly they're supposed to be bringing to the relationship. It's like when you're invited to a cookout and someone says, "Just bring whatever you want" you're left there wondering:   Do they need something? What do I want to...
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How Am I Doing As A Father?

By Parenting
There are many men out there asking themselves and the internet, "How can I better a better father?".   I get it, I also want to be the best and in my pursuit of giving my children what I believe is the best father I've chosen to embody my morals and values, I've dropped methods my father used on me...
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How to Get Over a Toxic Past

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Growing up the way you did may have set you down the wrong path before you knew there were any alternatives. For those looking to turn things around and course correct the direction of their life, this piece is for you. I did not have what you'd call the most optimal of childhoods; there were serious traumas dealt my way...
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We Need To #SaveTheChildren From More Than Pedos

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There seems to be an awakening to the dark underworld of child sex-trafficking in Hollywood, something which is abhorrent in and of itself, but pales in comparison to the overall global attack on children. There are far greater dangers to today's childrens bodies and minds than Hollywood perverts that we all (not just parents) need to be aware of.  ...
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