Demi’s Overdose Shakes The Recovery Community

Demi’s Overdose Shakes The Recovery Community

Much like every other instance in life, we watch the celebrities face personal trials and triumphs and we collectively mourn or celebrate according. When these people are at the top of their game we are all on the sidelines rooting for them, and even more stunning, when they are down-and-out we collectively feel a loss.

They open up a very personal part of their lives to us, and in return, we loyally show unwavering support and embrace them.

Demi Lovato is one of these people. Continue reading Demi’s Overdose Shakes The Recovery Community

Self-Worth, Juggling, And You

Self-Worth, Juggling, And You

When you really start to map out all that you manage and deal with on a daily basis, it’s actually kind of crazy.

So when we start to feel run down, worn thin, and generally stretched to the max, why do WE feel like failures? Why do we so closely relate our self-worth in our ability to work ourselves to the bone with our job(s), parenthood, night school or whatever else you are trying to juggle?

This gets amplified for addicts who are:

still using, because they feel like they will never be able to overcome the pressure

or

in recovery who already feel a step behind the rest of the game because they are back at square one.

When did our self worth depend on our ability to drown ourselves in responsibility until we are just treading water? Continue reading Self-Worth, Juggling, And You

FOMO? No mo’!

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 Continue reading FOMO? No mo’!