A routine haircut and the next thing you know, an extraordinary insight

West Chester PA
Learned more about drinking here than anywhere else.


Leadership. Inspiration. Results. Enter a routine hair cut. Her husband couldn’t quit drinking. They divorced. His drinking got worse. He died two years ago. Cirrhosis of the liver.

Immediately wanted to say something to ease the painful memory or at least maximize the empathy. But I kept my mouth shut.

My own experience with alcohol and the fact that December 30, 2001 was the last time I’ve had any, well, didn’t feel right.

Driving home, the revelation that overcoming the addiction was a major life accomplishment. Hell yeah it was impossible difficult.

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By jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites.


  1. Patty, it can rage almost uncontrollably in the smallest, seemingly most innocent times, like Super Bowl Sunday, a trip to the beach, a Friday afternoon around 5pm after an exhausting week. A weekend spent lounging on the back porch by the pool in picture perfect weather.

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