Month: October 2018

AA Alternatives

If you think AA is your only option, prepare to be amazed! There are many alternatives to AA that most people never consider when thinking about sobriety. Put me in the game, Coach! There are people, often former addicts themselves, who want nothing more than to help others achieve and maintain sobriety. Although very closely

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Therapy: The Serious Talk

A few years ago, if someone would have suggested therapy, it would have sent me into a drunken tailspin of shame and feeling like a failure. -My how much has changed in just a few years! To most people my age and older, being in therapy suggests there is something the matter with us, simply

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Not Your Typical 12 Steps To Recovery

For the longest time, people have assimilated ‘quitting drinking’ and ‘AA’ quite closely. In fact, until I got sober, I had no real clue that there were other ways to get sober that didn’t involve the 12 step program. For some people, it’s just not what our recovery requires. There are types of sobriety programs,

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My Recovery Without AA

When you go through recovery, a lot of people think of the typical AA meetings, having sponsors, and the 12 steps; but that is far from the only way to recover. Take it from me; at 18 months sober as of yesterday, October 20th . The only AA meetings I’ve been to /were way before

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Prohibition: Were They Onto Something?

We all know about the term Prohibition and the government’s attempt to legalize the sale and production of alcohol. I’ve contemplated the success of this quite often throughout my recovery journey, so I decided to do some research. Now, I’m not advocating we start prohibiting the sale of alcohol entirely, because that would be the

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The Social Debt Game

If you follow me on Instagram, you saw my recent post about a thing I referred to as “Social Debt”. Social debt is the term (I have assigned) to describe the feeling like you owe people. apologies for your decisions explanations for your choices reasons for your actions excuses for your feelings You don’t! Just

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My Precious -stones

For centuries, gems and precious stones have held cultural significances as well as holistic healing properties and can be used in tandem with plants and herbs. In the age of science though, such practices often get laughed at and ridiculed. It’s for this reason, healers and hippies alike will use terms like ‘help protect against’

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2018 Recovery Fest

Perhaps you missed it because quite frankly, I did, but Seattle based rapper Mackelmore most certainly did not as he headlined for the first ever Recovery Fest, September 29, 2018. Last week in Rhode Island, while the rest of us were still jaw-dropping at the arrival of pumpkin spice, Above the Noise (a non-profit that

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Plant The Seeds

They say that there are five romance languages, Spanish, French, Potuguese, Italian, and Roman. Although, there is a language that has been long forgotten to most; the language of flowers and plants. The language of flowers is one that has always fascinated me the color of a flower the way it is given the type

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