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Remembering to forget

I was looking at Riley’s death certificate and saw that the cause of death was cirrhosis. I stared at those words and thought about the pride with which Riley always said his liver regenerated and was not the cause of any of his ailments. Show More Summary

what do you see in this video versus what do you think I see?

  this is a contest / writing assignment. watch the short video above from the Humans of New York facebook page. check out a few of the comments posted in response to this video on Facebook (you don’t have to sign up for FB to read the comments. don’t read too many, just a half […]

Anger. Sadness. Happiness!

Happy? Yep, happy. How come? Different mindset. 2 Weeks ago I informed my boss that I would not be taking on a new contract. The work makes me ill physically and emotionally. The company where I work has difficulty with … Continue reading ?

Shame as a Barrier to Addiction Treatment

The largest barrier to alcoholics getting treatment is shame. This is ironic because getting help and getting sober should be an action that alcoholics feel proud of.

Optimistic Gratitude

It’s that time again. It happens every year. “It” meaning the holiday season. Of course Christmas merchandise was put out before Halloween so the “season” actually started a while ago. This is both a horrible and a wonderful time of year. Show More Summary

Audio: Lindsay Lohan

This is an audio clip from Sober Podcast #226 sent out yesterday to sober podcast members. When Lindsay Lohan got out of rehab (for the 6th time?), Oprah made a reality series about her. When i watched Lindsay be interviewed, in a special clip to promote the new show, I wanted to leap through the […]

Tomatoes: An Alcohol Antidote?

They make a mean spaghetti sauce. They’re full of antioxidants which makes them great for homemade facials. They’re even good for throwing at bad performers. What else can you use tomatoes for? Apparently, to counteract alcohol. At least, somewhat. Recent studies have shown tomatoes can reduce the harmful effects of alcohol on the body. Now,...

Sleep disorder re-blog from SMART Recovery®

If found this a very good article. Also: 20 years ago something I read that people who sleep well when in early recovery have way, way more change to ‘succeed’ at it. I myself would add: no exciting TV Some … Continue reading ?

Recovery 2.0 – free online conference on recovery

Hello! In two days the free online conference on recovery, called ‘Recovery 2.0’ by Tommy Rosen will start again. Sign up here! For those who are new to recovery: check it out! For those who are not new to recovery: … Continue readi...

Beautiful insights

When reading around in the sober blogosphere it seems to me that next to the euphoria of quitting, the pink clouds, feeling down, being depressed is also a part of becoming sober. It is my (non-medical) opinion that this depression … Continue reading ?

Audio: Bored

This is an audio clip from Sober Podcast #218 sent to sober podcast members. K sent me an email, requesting a personalized audio: “I think what I need is something that will help keep me on track at around 3 pm when I’m contemplating the evening ahead and all the time I have to fill in between […]

Wednesday Celebration Roundup

Happy Day 50 to GaGalGoingDry! Happy Day 50 to Krisdee! Happy Day 50 to Ariel! Happy Day 50 to Trigirl! Happy Day 50 to Fridgkit! Happy Day 50 to Rehc! Happy Day 50 to Sadie2015! Happy Day 50 to vstuart! Happy Day 50 to Strider! Happy Day 50 to RainyPNW! Happy Day 50 to NMD! […]

And quitting again…

This morning I quit my job. As in: told my boss that I could not accept the new contract he offered me last week. Not sure how to feel yet; going from sad, to free, to disappointed in myself and … Continue reading ?

It’s a Dangerous World Out There, People…

I went to CPR training/certification last week with Sanford House. I felt a bit anxious as the trainer painstakingly itemized all the unfortunate things that can happen to a person. In the video, after someone cut themselves with glass or collapsed while ordering coffee at a kiosk, there was always someone who stepped forward. Show More Summary

sober writing treat (thank you)

  today is day 50 of continuous fiction writing (read rayna’s story here). Treat flowers thanks to the Tiny Gift Button.

“Buying” the Sober Life (With the Proper Packaging)

I bought a new pot of face cream. The package promised to “erase fine lines in a week,” which is great because it’s my birthday today and I wanted to have a wrinkle-free face by that milestone…   The Quick Fix… I mean, I actually bought...Show More Summary

Portobello Mushroom Egg Bake

Today I’m excited to share my Portobello Mushroom Egg Bake recipe with you all! This baby is super EASY and let’s be serious…mushrooms and eggs just always go together well. This recipe for Portobello Mushroom Egg Bake is sponsored by Burnbrae Farms, all opinions are my own. Show More Summary

10 Uses for Oregano Essential Oil

I always used to think of oregano as just being a delicious spice to add to all of my italian cooking. When I first started my doTerra journey, I knew doTERRA Oregano Essential Oil also had been used as a natural remedy, specifically during cold season. Show More Summary

Fly Direct to Florida with Porter Airline – The Refined Way to Fly

As a Canadian, growing up I admired my friends whose families took a trip to Florida every Winter. These days our own family has fallen in love with Florida’s gorgeous beaches, friendly people and attractions. We travel to Florida often...Show More Summary

Tips to Attract the Elusive Teenager – Mom’s Perspective

Last year my daughter Sydney changed schools while in Grade 8. The girls had been attending a private school with super small classes and she just couldn’t face the thought of going into highschool with very few friends who she was deeply connected with. Show More Summary

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