Month: November 2018

The Girl On The Mountain by Carol Ervin

May Rose is your typical, dutiful housewife who makes the home and dotes on her strong, hard-working husband. Until tragedy strikes the small logging town of Winkler when May Rose is left picking up the pieces of her life -as well as a few “strays”. In order to move forward, she must leave the comfort

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5 Reasons To Break-Up With ‘FoMO’

It was fun while it lasted FoMO, but like all things, it’s time to close this chapter and move forward. When the phrase FoMO, short for Fear of Missing Out, was coined in the late 90’s it took a while before it caught on like wildfire, and before you knew it everyone and their mother

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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 $$

Getting Older – Growing Grateful

My journey could have ended April 2017, and my friends and peers would still have gone on to live their lives. So, I feel an enormous sense of gratitude that I get to be here to witness…

The Addiction Cure…?

Ibogaine Ever heard of it? Don’t feel bad if you say no, I hadn’t either until a few weeks ago. As it turns out, Ibogaine is a naturally occurring psychoactive substance found in some plants. It carries some pretty heavy side effects, but it also has been used to treat addiction, depression and I’ve even

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Relapse Redefined

When looking at the statistics of recovery and relapse, the numbers can really play a big part of your state of mind during recovery. I remember when I was still just around six months sober before I’d made the decision to blog about my own journey, I read a blog someone had written about relapse

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One Day Can Change Your Life

7,000 teenage kids at and around the age of 16 are taking their very first drink today. 7,000 teens yesterday. 7,000 teens today. 7,000 teens tomorrow. And every year, 4,700 teens under 17 die due to alcohol use. Roughly 1,700 kids between the ages of 17 and 21 die every year due to accessive drinking.

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My Cirrhosis Is Not Your Litmus Test

This is really becoming one of my biggest fears, where people reach out to me and ask my symptoms for liver failure. It’s not that I dislike talking about it, or that I’m ashamed. Actually, it’s quite the opposite. It seems most people reach out to inquire about my symptoms, so that they may self-diagnose

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