Author: Brian Kleber

33 year old transgender nonbinary United Methodist who is an addict in recovery. I live in the Pittsburgh, PA area.
Life On A Higher Frequency

Life On A Higher Frequency

Gratitude
  Hello my dear friends! I'll be perfectly honest I had no ideas on what to write this week. But my mentor gave me a great idea and suggested searching for a quote and using that for inspiration. The results of that search came up with the quote in the above picture. "Appreciate what shows up in your life changes your personal vibration. Gratitude elevates your life to a higher frequency." -Oprah Winfrey. Let's pick apart this quote in two pieces, shall we? "Appreciating what shows up in your life changes your personal vibration." If we show gratitude or appreciation, our energy or our vibe changes. Recently I had a follow-up appointment with my doctor who prescribes me my testosterone this past week. The nurse that checked me in was the same one who saw me back in Feb wh...
Everything’s All Right

Everything’s All Right

Friendship, Gratitude
  As I sit here at the local library reflecting on gratitude - I am reminded of an event this week that happened to me where a member of my old church verbally attacked me. I reached out to my big brother and that started a ripple effect. See he likes to watch out for and protect me something I haven't had in life. When I told him what happened, my big brother reached out to two of our mutual friends that he knew I respected and went to for council. He knew I needed to be surrounded by friends of like-minded faith and he reacted out of love. That night I spent a LOT of time on Facebook messenger and I received a TON of pastoral care, love, guidance and strength. I walked away with one of them telling me they believed for me that I could hold on. I cried as I typed messages pour
A Grateful Heart

A Grateful Heart

courage, faith, Gratitude
Hello everyone, my name is Brian Kleber. I am so grateful to be given this opportunity to be a regular contributor on Beguine Again by my friend Terri. I love to write and honestly I love the topic of gratitude in general. I want to tell you why I love gratitude so much and how it has become an essential part in my life. I am a recovering addict whose's clean date is August 7th, 2017. In the recovery community I am known for bringing up the topic of gratitude if there isn't a topic raised in the meetings. I guess you can say I'm well-known for gratitude so it makes sense Terri asked me to write about gratitude on a regular basis. People in the rooms would always tell me after my relapse that a grateful addict will never use. At first I had no clue what gratitude meant or how to cultiv...