The Cost of Drinking

There are a lot of people who will never understand addiction simply because they refuse to believe it can happen to them, so I get that a lot of my blog topics might fall on deaf ears for those who have never been involved.

Not everyone can wrap their mind around addiction, because they’ve never dealt with it. So let’s talk about something we’ve all dealt with – the $$

Demi’s Overdose Shakes The Recovery Community

Much like every other instance in life, we watch the celebrities face personal trials and triumphs and we collectively mourn or celebrate according. When these people are at the top of their game we are all on the sidelines rooting for them, and even more stunning, when they are down-and-out we collectively feel a loss.

They open up a very personal part of their lives to us, and in return, we loyally show unwavering support and embrace them.

Demi Lovato is one of these people.

Self-Worth, Juggling, And You

When you really start to map out all that you manage and deal with on a daily basis, it’s actually kind of crazy.

So when we start to feel run down, worn thin, and generally stretched to the max, why do WE feel like failures? Why do we so closely relate our self-worth in our ability to work ourselves to the bone with our job(s), parenthood, night school or whatever else you are trying to juggle?

This gets amplified for addicts who are:

still using, because they feel like they will never be able to overcome the pressure

or

in recovery who already feel a step behind the rest of the game because they are back at square one.

When did our self worth depend on our ability to drown ourselves in responsibility until we are just treading water?

Arizona Snow Days: Finding Comfort in the Cold

Well, it’s snowing here in Arizona! That might be something you never thought you would read but surprisingly the northern part of the state, where I live, gets its fair share of snow. In fact, today the main highway in and out of the Grand Canyon National Park is closed! Clearly, I’m not going anywhere outside today, which really got me thinking…even on the days when you can’t shake the gloomy weather, you can do things that change your mood from the inside out. Here’s how!