Bridging the Gap & Healing the Wounds of War

holding up incenseThis blog is a part of the Thuy Smith International Outreach organization and is all about Vietnam Veterans. It will be about the return trips they take back to Vietnam with me, our Annual Vietnam Veteran’s Day gatherings (open state-wide and to other states), humanitarian projects they get involved with me to Vietnam & Cambodia, presentations I or other Vets are involved in, & other resources and information.

Proud Daughter of a Vietnam Veteran and Advocate for peace & healing for all.


Living on Purpose

me-n-girl11.jpgWelcome to my personal blog. I will share my many thoughts & reflections regarding my everyday happenings, things I find of interest, inspirational, of a reflective spiritual nature, & so on. Great video clips are posted that educate, encourage, uplift, & empower. Click on link below.


World-Wide Recovery Advocacy 


globe1.jpgAddictions is not an individual problem, it is a community health problem. It affects everyone. However, with opportunity for recovery, everyone also benefits.

Healthy individuals equal healthy families and healthy communities.

“We let others define us by our silence”

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  • Bridging the gap (Integration rather than separation)
  • Promoting Awareness regarding a health issue / illness that affects everybody in our community
  • Advocacy -addressing the shame, stigma, and discrimination through education and understanding

Together we can make a difference  

-Celebrating people in recovery and celebrating those that help make that possible.

-Supporting and educating families and the community on the family and other societal aspects of the drug and alcohol problems in our communities.

Stay Informed

Learn more about the dynamics of addiction, how it affects everyone, and that recovery is possible. Learn about various practices and programs, and overall about Health and Wellness practices that can apply to anyone.

This Blog will educate and bring awareness to various issues related to Alcohol and other Drug Abuse / addictions, Prevention, Early Intervention, Treatment, and Recovery. It will also question and challenge policies, belief systems, and other various practices related to AODA. Our TV Shows are archived here and our blogs are written by various professionals working in the field.


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