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There is hope :-)

Yay! You can’t believe what has been handed to me, on a plate…. I’m back. Well, not yet, but I have hopes I could be. Happy now. ???? Since my boat started sinking I have been seeing my GP once … Continue reading ?

Because I can...

When a husband dies, people express their condolences in an attempt to comfort the grieving widow. In turn, the widow gets through one day at a time and mourns for the part of her that no longer exists. In some cases, it takes years for the widow to come to terms with her loss and get back to the business of living a full and productive life. Show More Summary

Beef Steak Skewer Appetizer Recipe

BBQ season isn’t over and if there’s one thing I love it’s this Beef Steak Skewer. We are Canadian and I don’t know if it’s a Canuck thing but our BBQ is never out of season. My husband Brad can be found on the back deck shovelling out thigh-high snow to get to the grill... The post Beef Steak Skewer Appetizer Recipe appeared first on Sober Julie.

Surrounded – When your Loved Ones Still Drink

I keep thinking about an email I got from a reader last week. Let’s call her Sharon. Her spouse is a (problem) drinker and has no intention of quitting. And the guy insists she doesn’t have a problem either.   What to do when it seems...Show More Summary

#Metoo

The #metoo ‘movement’ is upsetting me so I turned away from news and Facebook. I have difficulty with the negative reactions from ‘everybody’ to women sharing their painful stories. There is a (not so) funny thing to sexual abuse; in … Continue reading ?

doTERRA Compensation Plan Outline

If you’d have asked me when I was younger if I thought I could be an entrepreneur I would have looked at you like you were crazy! In my own mind the security offered by working for someone else far outweighed the risk of owning my own business. Here I sit years later owning this... The post doTERRA Compensation Plan Outline appeared first on Sober Julie.

Wednesday Celebration Roundup

Happy Day 50 to Stanley! Happy Day 50 to Wafflehousemomma! Happy Day 50 to Leener! Happy Day 50 to Smokey! Happy Day 50 to MelMel! Happy Day 50 to Scrappy! Happy Day 50 to Peppercorn! Happy Day 50 to Springer Happy Day 50 to Debbi Does Sober! Happy Day 100 to LDM4ME! Happy Day 100 […]

omm268.wrong.place

In this audio, I call bullshit on a bunch of excuses. I can’t be sober in this way, my support must look like ‘this’, I can’t practise my skating routine on the path at the park. All not true. [be sure to scroll down for photos] Get these audios on iTunes (apple podcast) > link […]

sober writing treat (thank you)

  nordic copenhagen milk jug / creamer (though I may use it for maple syrup), thanks to the Tiny Gift Button.   today is day 33 of continuous fiction writing (read rayna’s story here). had a call with editor #1 yesterday that went very well. moving forward. isn’t it surprising what a bit of external […]

When Mental, Physical and Recovery Health Come Together…

I was in Jacksonville last week. And I was reminded at every turn that smart people are working to make our lives better. It was uplifting after all the storms, politics, mass shootings and tenuousness in our world.   And with mental,...Show More Summary

Audio: Incongruent

This is an audio clip from Sober Podcast #215 sent to sober podcast members. I did a personalized audio for a subscriber about fear, defensiveness, rationalizations. And it’s also about the incongruent idea of drinking — how having alcohol in your life wouldn’t match up with what you say, and who you say you are. To […]

Imagining Life Without My Daughter Pushed Me to the Edge

Lisa’s mom, Jane, was at the end of her rope. For the third time in eight weeks, she had to go pick up her drunk daughter. Jane was exhausted and she certainly wasn’t looking forward to seeing Lisa go through the detox process again. She wanted to be kind and compassionate, but those emotions seemed...

Facing Fear, Anxiety & OCD – When Moms and Minds Come Together

There is an old adage that says friends should not work together. I don’t understand this aphorism, because friends – best friends – are the people you respect and trust the most. They are the folks who help you face fears and insecurities and showcase your best self. Show More Summary

Teal Swan on feeling not ‘normal’

Must watch vid on disconnection and, as Teal Swan says it ‘parallel realities’. I am guessing all of you will recognise this and possibly, as I did, have a good cry over understanding how denial of emotions makes people feel … Continue reading ?

Are These Moms Handing Their Kids Over to the Justice System?

During the four years I spent behind bars, I encountered hundreds of women – all with a unique personal story and background. I remember wondering to myself, “How did all these women end up in prison?” Some of them had traumatic childhoods, some were victims of physical and/or sexual abuse and others had grown up...

Sobriety & Practicality are NOT the Same Thing

I was very proud of myself last Friday. I wrapped things up at work and prepared for the long drive to Florida and a week of R&R. Why proud? Because my circumstances are so different this time around. The last time I drove to Florida, I was in a beater car with my wallet and […] The post Sobriety & Practicality are NOT the Same Thing appeared first on Waking Up The Ghost.

pass out in your chair [Julie-Joy’s Dad Part 2]

from me: i received a long email from Julie-Joy’s Dad about his new sober life. it’s so fascinating that i want to share it all with you, but it’s long (i said that already) and so i’m going to split it into parts. Part 1 was previously posted here. === [May 2016] email from Julie-Joy’s […]

Frog's fur...

When I sit down to write a post I usually say to myself, “I don’t have any words.” I stare at the blank simulation of a piece of paper, but still, there are no words that pop into my brain. I simply start typing. Random words flow from my frontal lobe down to my fingertips and end up on the screen. Show More Summary

A mere mortal after all...

After weeks of fluctuating between screams for help and lapses into unresponsiveness, Riley went to sleep peacefully and never regained consciousness. The Immortal Alcoholic’s reign of immortality has come to a close. Rest in Peace RILEY...Show More Summary

Pretty Drinking

Every once in a while, I still get a vague, little twinge for the concept of drinking alcohol. It’s not a craving per se; I don’t actually want the drink. More like a snapshot in my mind of a time in a lovely setting, out of doors perhaps, where drinking and pleasure went hand-in-hand.   […] The post Pretty Drinking appeared first on Waking Up The Ghost.

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