Tag: 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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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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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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Keep Doing Better!

“Do the best you can until you know better. Then, when you know better, do better.” -a quote by Dr. Maya Angelou Most people live this way, in all reality; addicts are not exempt from this. Believe it or not, most people who become addicts are doing all they can to cope with some deep-seated

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Faced With Alcohol

It happens periodically, where I find myself face-to-face with alcohol; either in restaurants, parties or other random social settings. It seems to be rather unavoidable in this day and age, actually. I would be naive to think that I could navigate the rest of my life completely avoiding alcohol. However, I’ve become ok with this

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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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Let The Fear Of Change Work In Your Favor

…Think about how many people had to eat oleander and die from it before people were like, “oh yeah, maybe we shouldn’t eat those ones, or pick them really lets just leave those alone.”

Keep in mind, the technology at our fingertips now is but a “.” on the very last page of human history.
Being afraid of new things is…

Destructive Patterns: Why Is Our Own Behavior Our Biggest Enemy?

The human brain is phenomenal at recognizing patterns and anticipating outcomes. In fact, our ability to do this, is arguably what puts us at the top of the food chain. That being said, why can it be increasingly difficult to recognize and change our own self-destructive behavior? When you are a small child, in the

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GET OUT!

Seriously, go outside! You might be surprised at all the things you find when you look around you, but sometimes it gets easy to overlook the littlest, sweetest things in life. Don’t worry, you don’t have to be any type of person to do or enjoy this. One of the biggest obstacles I have come

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