Stephen is the Founder and Executive Director of Dallas non-profit, Dogs Matter. As a dog-lover in recovery, Stephen was struck by a very basic need of people entering rehab: Care for their pets while they were away. With that in mind, he founded Dogs Matter with a simple mission: To provide and promote a safe and healthy environment for dogs of recovering addicts and alcoholics.
The principal motivation for my creativity. Enjoy the journey.
The principal motivation for my sobriety. Helping others and my dogs.
My favorite qualities in a person. Sense of humor and compassion and dog lover.
What I appreciate most about my friends. Accepting my authentic self including my defects.
My main fault. Sensitivity.
My favorite occupation. Teaching or any occupation that helps others.
My dream of happiness.
My idea of misery. Still using crystal meth.
My greatest regret. Not getting clean and sober sooner.
My proudest moment. Picking up my first year sobriety chip with my family members and friends being there.
Other than myself, who would I like to be? The Dali Lama because he is all about peace.
Where I would like to live. Wherever my destiny takes me.
My favorite color.
My favorite authors. Dr. Seuss and Stephen King.
My favorite poets. Nikki Giovanni and Maya Angelou.
My favorite composers/musicians. John Lennon, Frank Sinatra, and Nina Simone.
My favorite painters/designers/photographers. Undiscovered talented artists that stay true to their work.
My hero(es). People in recovery who never give up!
My favorite food and drink. Chicken fried steak with cream gravy and iced tea
My drug of (lack of) choice when I was using. Crystal meth.
What I hate most of all. Crystal meth.
The natural talent I'd like to be gifted with. Singing. (My friends and family would like for me to have the gift of singing as well.]
How I want to die. Happy and ready.
My present state of mind. Peace.
Faults for which I have the most indulgence. Overthinking and overreacting and overreacting to my overthinking.
My favorite motto.
It is what it is…
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