2 weeks ago, I was video interviewed by Annie Grace, author of This Naked Mind - the book that effectively changed the course of my life and began my recovery journey. No big deal, right? Sure. This morning, the interview was posted on her podcast as a part of her… Continue reading what it’s like to throw your story into the universe.
Drinking and alcohol is everywhere. I know, yeah, duh welcome to literally the day you were born. I'm not talking Most Interesting Man Ever Dos Equis memes or Coors Light commercials urging us to "drink responsibly" though. No, beyond that - I am talking about the subtle suggestion, the justification and re-affirmation of reasons to… Continue reading FAB, FOMO and our fave female imbibers
If you are new to the recovery scene or just dipping a little pinky toe into the world via my blog, you may think: A. AA is the only way to quit drinking and that.. B. AA is only for "AA people" who have hit "rock bottom" and spend alot of time locked away, isolated… Continue reading thoughts on AA
I have been maintaining this blog for some time now, over 6 months. I started it scared and confused and unsure of what to call myself or what was even really going on; I wasn't really embracing of the term "recovery," nonetheless "recovering out loud." A few weekends ago, after returning from the She Recovers… Continue reading recovering out loud.
I am currently grappling with the reality of what it's like to live, like really live, "sober," and that it isn't all puppies and rainbows and having a perfect 6 pack. Getting rid of alcohol initially feels like a cure-all, like the biggest "if I knew then what I knew now" moment I've ever had.… Continue reading finding (and claiming) what is mine
Alcohol free. Teetotaler. Abstaining. Clean. Dry. Sober. What word do we use, and what does it imply? Do words or rules even matter? As Dr. Stanton Peele points out in his article on sobriety, the meaning of sobriety is to be not intoxicated and not impaired. He writes that "recovery/remission is about maintaining focus and… Continue reading defining your “sobriety.”
For a variety of reasons (money, time, unrelenting sense of "never enough" productivity) I recently stopped into a nail salon to get a very basic, quick manicure. At just $15, it barely matched the amount I'd normally leave for a TIP on my standard services - gel mani, pedi, eyebrows. As she was doing the… Continue reading i’ll go with the clear coat.
In my adventure I've clumsily fell upon a few books, podcasts, and blog which ultimately turned out to be the very stepping stones responsible for saving my life. As I read/listened to each of these, I started hearing them call upon the works of one another and I began to realized I was on the… Continue reading the early exiter starter pack
I love, love, LOVE before and afters. I love to compare and contrast and measure change. I used to do this obsessively with "progress" photos of my body, but looking at the difference between my drunk and sober faces is so much more fulfilling a hobby these days. I think because I see the old… Continue reading because before and afters are my *FAVORITE* THING
Jun 25, 2017. This was the day I decided to change my life, forever. I was tearful and scared and sick of feeling both of these things. I was drinking way more than I should have - wine nearly every night, drunk atleast 2 -3 times a week, and probably blacking out monthly, if not… Continue reading counting days – what are the rules?