Category: Sober Lifestyle

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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(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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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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..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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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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Who Needs New Year’s Eve To Make A Resolution?!

  Okay friends, serious question here; Why are you waiting for the New Year to make a resolution? Seriously, why? If you really think about it on it’s face we have been making, and doing our best to stick to resolutions all year long. You didn’t wait for the first of the year to get

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Recognizing Relapse Before It Happens

What many people don’t realize is that relapse doesn’t always sneak up on you in the shadows and pounce on the unsuspecting. In fact, behavior studies show relapse-behavior can predate the actual act of relapse by as little as 90 days. More often than not, by recognizing these behavioral patterns, you can, in all likelihood,

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Healthy Habit Building

Recovery from addiction is not entirely about building a life free from chemical dependency, but it also deals a great lot in building new healthy habits. The newest of mine is reading. Sometimes I feel like a Burgess Meredith character in the Twilight Zone just trying to steal a few more minutes of time -a

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