Category: Recovery

Daily Meditation

Yes, I know I’ve said it before, but I’m here to tell you again unless you are meditating daily, you aren’t meditation enough! There are multiple ways to learn, practice, and be guided through mediation for anyone who has never even attempted. This one I’ve recommended specifically for my father, after his own attempt to

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Sobriety Can Do’s

In case you haven’t heard there is some hot debate in the recovery community right now involving two seemingly small contractions; can’t and don’t. To anyone on the outside looking in, it seems like a petty issue and it is, in fact, a small matter, though to those of us in sobriety, the ‘can do’s’

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(Relapse) Dream On!

Dreams have fascinated people for years, to the extent that ancient Greeks and Romans considered dream interpretation to be an art form. If that’s the case, what, if anything, does having a relapse dream mean? I am not a dream interpreter, however, my own dreams have revealed a lot about my personal psyche that I

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The Sackler Family: A Blood Money Legacy

Google the Sackler name, and heading the results is an article by Forbes touting the Sackler’s as being the 19th wealthiest families in the United States, though it makes no mention of the blood money that built this family. Maybe you’ve seen their names have been seen in museums and colleges all around the northeast;

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Not A Moment Too Soon

650 days sober! I suppose I should start by saying, whether it’s your first day, or thousandth (yes, you know who you are), it’s not a moment too soon! This isn’t an easy journey and I give so much respect to everyone who is struggling to break free from addiction, no matter where you are

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Have A Good Day

For Christmas, I received a timely bracelet (from my mother, oddly enough) that says, ‘Find the Good,’ and since the day I have put it on I have tried to find the good in every day. As some of you who follow my blog know, my mom passed earlier this month, and to say the

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Good Grief

While I am a huge Peanuts fan, I’m not referring to Charlie Brown when I spout, ‘Good Grief!’ Otherwise known as ‘healthy coping’. For those of us in the sobriety community, these are the exact things we have been striving to find and utilize. In a list of most stressful things someone can go through,

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..And The Award Goes To…

As you know, 2018 drew to a close and for those of us in the blogging community, it was quite the busy year. The web was abuzz with news about politics, fashion, celebs, and almost everything in between. Of course, those of us in the blogosphere were busy with business as usual, and those of

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Mom: Of All The Things You Kept

My mom kept a lot of things. -that may be a vast understatement. Growing up I knew she kept, matchbooks, mementos, and refrigerator magnets. She collected pens with marketing promos and hotel notepads. Even in later years, she would stop to pick up old hubcaps on the roadside for potential yard art, and eyeball wooden

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Mocktails: My Revised Statement

Early on in my recovery, I took an admittedly, ill-formed opinion on Mocktails. (As evident by the post, I clearly had no idea what a Mocktail even was.) The opinion was that Mocktails, while tasty, will leave you wishing there was just a zing of alcohol in them -and I couldn’t have been more wrong.

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