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Audio: Having a Crappy Time

This is Sober Podcast Episode #179 for my weekly sober podcast series. We all have a negative voice in our head, that says things like “this bad thing is going to be like this forever.” So if everyone has that voice, it turns out that pouring alcohol on it makes it louder. Much louder. Thanks to […]

Low Carb Pesto Steak Salad Recipe

I’m doing my best lately to up my salad game and get in more protein. I’ve realized that some foods make me feel icky and so I’m after jamming in veggies at each meal and there’s nothing like a massive steak salad to make me smile. Honestly I’m like a toddler with my psychological aversion […] The post Low Carb Pesto Steak Salad Recipe appeared first on Sober Julie.

Should People Who Abuse Alcohol Qualify for Liver Transplants?

Three years ago, one of my uncles – a long-time alcoholic – was diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver. He was told he didn’t qualify for a new one, so he continued to drink – all the way until his death a few short months later. Alcoholism and Liver Disease In 2015, more than 21,000...

production week feedback

it was hard to read all of the feedback emails today from my production week update. i asked how it was for you… and i knew that some people weren’t thrilled, but i wasn’t prepared for how much it was un-liked! i think i asked for honest feedback, assuming that it would be all rosy […]

No “Buts” About It – The 6 Things I Love About Sobriety

No one has ever accused me of being too giddy. So, it is unlikely you will hear me tell you I love being sober without adding the “but”. I don’t know why I feel the need to do this. Waking Up the Ghost is a sobriety blog, after all.Show More Summary

“But It’s Legal Now!” – Experts Weigh in on How to Talk to Kids About Marijuana

Barry Lessin, MS, is a licensed psychologist who has been serving the Philadelphia region for over 40 years. In his practice, he helps youth and families avoid the harms of drug use and build stronger relationships. He’s also co-founder, along with Carol Beyer, of Families for Sensible Drug Policy, an organization dedicated to implementing innovative...

Sober tools: what helps, and what doesn’t

originally published on Medium image source Sober tools: what helps, and what doesn’t (Stop fucking around with houses built out of straw) M (day 1 sober) writes: Belle, I keep trying all these things to help me be sober and nothing works. I just spent $100 on vitamins. I’ve been to the one-day, quit-drinking workshop. I […]

Top 12 Essential Oils for Colds and Flu Season

We’re in the midst of cold and flu season, and if my friends and family are any indication, this year’s germs are especially resilient. As we battle the latest bug to make its way into our house, I can’t help but wonder where they’re all coming from. Show More Summary

What Could Have Been. Don’t Go There, My Sober Friends

In the movie La La Land, there is a “what could have been” scene.  And by the time you get there, you are so enthralled with the connection between the main characters, you can’t help but hope the real outcome is some cheesy, cinematic trick. Show More Summary

big or small

planning for 2017. ideas welcome. ask for anything. What could I do this year that would make this sober thing better. anything. you can suggest anything, big or small. topic for a podcast? thing you want me to do / create / say?

50 Shades of Michigan – Sober Winter SAD?

In the pubs in England, everyone talks about the weather. “Bit of rain today,” they’ll say, even when their brollies are turned inside out from the violence of the storm.  It seems we do the same in Michigan in winter.  We minimize our despondence, caused by the seemingly endless gray, as if we’re responsible. Show More Summary

The Savior Complex

The term “Savior Complex” may have a positive connotation- however, when you learn more—it is clear that this behavior pattern may be problematic.

It’s Not About Getting Sober So Much as STAYING Sober…

I’m on the road, visiting addiction treatment centers and talking to professionals from every job description in the addiction field. What strikes me more than anything else is the diversity, the options one has to get and stay sober. Show More Summary

Guess who got a 25% raise today?

This life of mine is so strange. I got a 25% raise today. Just like that. Given to me. I did tell him that I think 50% is appropriate. He answered that with a raise like that he would want … Continue reading ?

Life slowly returns to, well, what?

Life slowly returns to pre-ultra-active addiction phase. I am working at the level I did before I got into active addiction. And something is bugging me so I ask myself: What would a woman who loves herself do? She would … Continue reading ?

Fuji X-A3 Camera Review – Perfect Choice for Families

Today I’m really excited to be sharing my Fuji X-A3 Camera Review with you all. As a Mom, we lead busy lives focused on our families. There is nothing that can fill my heart up faster than hearing one of my girls giggle because they’re enjoying themselves. Show More Summary

Looking for My Tribe – Living Intentionally

February is a BIG month in my life; one where I find myself reflecting. This recent look back had me thinking and I had an aha moment where I realized I’ve been holding myself back. From this little reflecting exercise I’ve made a BIG...Show More Summary

Enter to WIN a Kangaroo Notebook Open to US

Sponsored by Kangaroo and hosted by Powered by Mom! How about we start the New Year off right with a fantastic giveaway!! About the Kangaroo Notebook Kangaroo Notebook brings together two completely separate Windows 10 PC profiles into one easy-to-transport, lightweight and flexible package offering totally different computing experiences. Show More Summary

Audio: Group Call

I recently recorded a one hour LIVE group call as a special bonus for book owners. And what a great call. I spoke for the first half hour, and then opened up the line for Q&A. Questions included: how long until you feel better, when is a good time to become a vegetarian, is being long-term […]

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