DAN KARATY

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Boxing

Boxing

When I took on my latest challenge in the boxing ring, I didn’t realize how much the entire experience would emulate my life in recovery. It starts with getting comfortable being uncomfortable. That’s a mantra in recovery, a very true one.

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Levity

Levity

Just a few days ago, I was sitting in the sun with my friends Vivian and Noa. In a wheelchair as a result of her cancer, Vivian made a joke about getting skin cancer. “Too soon?” she asked as Noa and I laughed. Wildly inappropriate perhaps, but not too soon!

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Make Your Bed

Make Your Bed

Our lives get so crazy, busy, and stress-filled sometimes that we wake up and just hit the ground running with a mind-numbing to-do-list of things we feel must get done.  Instead of just diving into the madness, why not start off by making the bed?  At the very least, the bare minimum, we will already have a small sense of accomplishment and can check one thing off the list.

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Kill ‘em with Kindness

Kill ‘em with Kindness

Everybody is going through something, right? That is one of the many things I’ve realized over the past year. I worked so hard at making others think my life was perfect, but at the same time I suffered from a disturbing amount of self-pity because “no one could possibly know what it was like to be me.”

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Likes

Likes

If you noticed, that’s cool, and if not, that’s cool too. I’ve been increasingly active on social media lately, mostly on Instagram and TikTok. Ever since joining Twitter back in 2010, I’ve begrudgingly joined the different platforms years after most, usually at the behest of a manager or agent, and in hopes of not being left completely behind the world.

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The Podcast

The Podcast

Launching my podcast, If I’m Being Honest, feels like an absolute win! I don’t know if it’s going to be well received, if it’s going to be noticed, or if anyone is even going to listen. I am hoping for all of the above, I want it to reach and impact a lot of people, but just getting it to this point marks a major shift in my life.

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One Day at a Time

One Day at a Time

My first handful of days in rehab were overwhelming. The guilt of leaving my family behind was overwhelming. If one more person told me to “just take it One Day At A Time” I was going to explode. As it turned out, it was the best advice I was given, and I quickly realized that it’s a cliché for a reason – It Works!

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Showing Up and Passing it On

Showing Up and Passing it On

The ability and willingness to show up for people in life is huge.  Whether it’s your kids, loved ones, friends, or even strangers, there are people who need and even count on you, even if they don’t say it out loud.  There are a handful of people that have shown up for me over the past couple of years that have made all the difference in my life. 

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Living for my kids

Living for my kids

People say all the time, “I’d die for my children.” Okay, but would you live for them? Actually live. Make better choices. Try practicing sobriety. Take better care of yourself physically and mentally? Your kids don’t need you to die for them. They need you to LIVE!

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