Tag: Sober Living

(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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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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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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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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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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Keep Your Glass Full

Being a recovering alcoholic, this one was usually my number one rule. “Keep your glass full”, or at least, “keep ’em coming” was my Modus Operandi; Gray Goose and make it strong. Now though, keeping my glass full simply means taking time to rejuvenate and recharge my own internal energy. At one point or another,

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FOMO? No mo’!

Well, readers, it’s Memorial Day weekend, so now is just as good as any to address the elephant in your recovery room; celebrations. Also how i overcame my FOMO – “…we talked about a lot on these drives…this day, in particular, might have saved my life…”, and how to take your power back! -catch ya on the #soberside