Recovering Addict creates Amazing Outcomes Through the Power of Association


Most of you may know me as an award winning tattoo artist

or as an online marketing guru (up and coming anyways)


Many of you do not know that I am a grateful recovering addict.

Yes that’s right, a drug addict!


Gasp,,,what was your addiction many have asked.


Well…I was addicted to “MORE” preferably yours because I was
selfish that way.

My story here:

I battled it for many years…26 or so.

In and out of recovery for 18 yrs before finally getting it
6.5 yrs ago.

Today was Fresh Start Recovery Centre’s 12 Stops for recovery
motorcycle ride.

A chance to give back!

Last December they asked me to do a mural for them.


Through my association with Fresh Start I have been able to achieve 6.5 years

of recovery through letting go of my old way of being.

I also got to meet Barbara I mean Annette Stanwick lol tonight who has written

the book “Forgiveness: the Mystery and the Miracle”.


I’m looking forwards to doing some coaching with her around my book I’m

writing entitled:

” Hi My Name is Vince and I Am a Recovering Jehovah’s Witness”.

It is also about forgiveness and love is the intention behind it.


Wayne is the fundraising coordinator at Fresh Start and an all around

amazing guy.


This is a monk I encountered at the buddist temple on the route :


This is post that was up in the bathroom:


How true is that for me…I feel that in a deep place inside myself.

There were Sumo wrestlers on the route:

Stop 9 of the 12 steps:

Michael the addict delivers his “weapon of choice”

Some related info on addiction:


I am so blessed to be apart of something so much bigger than myself



Vince (Vin-Zen) Wishart


The Ascending Kouple

6 thoughts on “Recovering Addict creates Amazing Outcomes Through the Power of Association

  1. A BIG HELLO Vince!
    Thanks for stopping by my *Little Recovery Blog* and for the pingback to your blog, is hoe I found you! I LUV Devine Intervention don’t YOU?? Seems to happen to me a LOT….LOL…And I LUV meeting new people in Recovery as well. MY Demon was a Few to many Cocktails, but my core was Addicted Compulsive Gambling. WE do have one thing alike…..I do have 6.5 years of Recovery!! I’m now following your Journey on my blog Reader, and wish you all the Best in your Recovery TOO!
    I can NOT WAIT for your book to come out, I look forward to it. Mine just came out as eBook for Amazon Kindle…..I had a calling on my HEART to write my story of Addiction, Childhood Trauma, abuse, Mental illness challenges, and Recovery called: Addicted To Dimes, (Confessions of a liar and a Cheat) Let me know when yours is out and I’ll do an Awesome Book BlogSpot for you & your book on both my blogs!

    Warm Regards,
    Author, Catherine Lyon

    • Thanx a big bunch Catherine. i downloaded ur book. Very interesting to see the paralels in ur experience compared to mine. A drug is a drug is a drug…

      How was ur experience getting ur book published? Any advice along that vein for me?

      • Thanks for your support of my book!….I redoing the last 20 pages, as to give more on Recovery Tips & Resources, instead of the update, since so much has happened lately. …
        I had a Wee Bit of devine intervention when publishing my book by My pal Steve Laible. I’d love to give you info, so email me anytime and I’ll share my publishing experience & tips with you! 🙂 *Catherine*

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