upside down attic

August 19, 2015

I used to live in the upside down attic where I stored my memories of emotional destruction, lies, self hatred, shame, guilt, denial, deception, trauma, memories of verbal abuse, sexual abuse, physical abuse, nightmares. This was where I lived, so I could continue to use alcohol, drugs of all shapes and sizes; where I wanted […]

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moving in recovery

August 17, 2015

Pray to live in the present moment. Seeking to do God’s will. Every moment is precious. You are a child of God. Depend on Him. Don’t let the worlds voice steal your faith. Let love and hope be your attitude, to all you meet. Be in the moment , where God totally exists. Pray , […]

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Stoned On Happiness- What Does It Mean?

July 17, 2015

Where did the Stoned On Happiness name come from? There are many layers of meaning here. The obvious meaning is that Don is 29+ years clean and sober. What a happy occasion to be clean and sober! How happy he is that he can participate in living the expression, “It’s Great To Be Alive!”, if […]

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Community Happiness – That’s Where It’s At!

June 15, 2015

Have you ever heard that one addict’s behavior affects a multitude of people? Statistics say there are 20 million people in the United States that are afflicted by an addiction of some kind. What I’ve seen, through others’ experiences, is that it’s hard to become clean and sober. Even more amazing is for the clean […]

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Jester for Jesus – Sobriety Tips- Stoned On Happiness

June 4, 2015

Jester for Jesus, Don Matis, is back to shed light on why he’s clean and sober for over 29+ years. How does he do it? Why does he do it? One of the reasons he’s sharing this information is to bring hope and healing to those who suffer. Those who suffer with some form of addition disease, […]

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Don Matis Celebrating 29 Years; 1/2 His Life; Clean and Sober! Come June 20, 2015

May 22, 2015

Don is 29 years Clean and Sober. That’s Half his life being sober and clean! Come celebrate with him! When: Saturday, June 20, 2015  Noon to 8PM Smoker’s Etc. has graciously accepted us to celebrate at their place. Good news! They have a patio! Where: Smoker’s Etc. 4216 Allen Rd, Stow, OH 44224 We’ll bring […]

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Jester For Jesus – Why is he dressed this way?

May 15, 2015

Welcome back to Stoned On Happiness! We heard our fans and are committed to writing a new blog post every week  from now on. Come back here almost every Friday to watch a new video, read a new post, or catch up on the latest information about new bearded paintings, tips on sobriety, information on […]

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Come Celebrate Don Matis 1/2 His Life Sober Party!

May 13, 2014

  Come Celebrate 1/2 His Life Sobriety Party with Don Matis! This Sunday, 5/18/2014, from 4-6PM at Smoker’s Etc. store, 4210 Hudson Drive, Stow, OH 44224 https://www.facebook.com/events/1400830003533638/?source=1 Come one, come all! Bring your family & friends! Don Matis will be 28 years clean and sober. That’s Half his life being sober! Bring him a card […]

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“Human Paintbrush” showing Friday (4/11/14) at Cinematheque at Cleveland Institute of Art

April 9, 2014

If you haven’t seen Don Matis “Human Paintbrush” film you should come out this Friday Night at 7PM (4/11/14) to see him at the Cleveland Institute of Art, Cinematheque, 11141 East Blvd in Cleveland, OH 44106! Come to the screening of “The Amerikans” series at the Cleveland Institute of Art (http://www.cia.edu/cinematheque/film-schedule/2014/04/this-amerikan-life)?   You’ll be glad […]

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Who is this Jester for Jesus?

January 1, 2014

I am clean and sober from alcohol and drug addiction for 27 years!   By the Love and Mercy of God I have survived emotional, physical, spiritual, and sexual abuse.   12 words changed my life forever, “My son go to the Church and get a Most Holy Rosary.”   Grateful to Jesus, Our Mother, […]

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