About Rich Barnes


For most of my adult life, from the outside looking in, I was a hard working devoted husband and father living the perfect life in a suburb of MA. In 2006, my walls came crashing down and I was given a second chance on life. Addiction ruled my life for many years and with sobriety came much guilt, healing and clarity. My goal for my ongoing recovery is to live an exceptional life, full of happiness and prosperity, while helping those around me. Each day is a true blessing.



After years of addiction, my heart had become filled with doubt and fear, that eventually led me to isolating myself from the people who really cared about me: my family and closest friends. Addiction had created an image in my sick mind that I was okay and would continue to be okay... Read More about Rich Barnes...

29
Jul

THE ADDICT

  I have been sick for so long, I have been addicted for years. My life’s full of isolation, And my heart’s full of fears.   I will let nobody know, There is no one I can tell. There is nobody I can trust, Nobody knows I’m in hell.   I am going to stop this today, I have every good intention. I can’t believe I did it again, Do I need an intervention?   My life is falling apart, And I am just dying
21
Jul

I Remember…

I remember when I was a fall down drunk and when I used to smoke crack in a dark closet because of the boogie man was in my house and going to harm me. I remember when I was high on cocaine when my daughter was born and thinking how much of an inconvenience her being born was. I remember lying about everything in my life, even when it would have behooved me to tell the truth. I remember when I …was suicidal and thought
15
Jul

20 GREAT RULES TO LIVE BY

1.Believe in yourself every day, where others have doubted you. 2.You need to train your mind daily, to be the best you can be. 3.Never accept failure or defeat as the final chapter..Press forward and become stron…ger. 4.Always accept more than the task you were asked to accomplish. 5. No matter what, never, ever give a !00% of yourself to anything….Give more!!!!! 6. If your body gets tired, or your mind tells you to quit, never believe it…Trust only your heart with every beat it
14
Jul

Your Past Memories

    When you think about your past, what memories come to play in your mind?? Do the good memories come up, or do the bad memories of events that happened in your past, overshadow the good?? From personal experience and self reflection, a lot of the memories that came in my mind were not very good one’s. Things I have done to people in my younger years and people I have hurt seem to have always riddled my mind and take control of my
8
Jul

You Are Great!!!!

Do you know that you are strong, intelligent, beautiful, creative, cheerful, energetic, amazing, gracious, thoughtful, considerate, helpful, and amazing!!! You were made to succeed and excel, to smile and achieve excellence, and to scatter seeds of happiness everywhere you walk. You were created to fulfill your destiny and serve a great purpose, and that purpose will be revealed to you when you …are finally willing to accept that you are not here to be average, you are not here to be mediocre, and you are