Often, the term ‘recovery’ leads people to infer that you will one day return to your old self; same old … Continue reading Rethink How You Think About Recovery
It’s very hard sometimes, to monitor our own progress because we acclimate to the change as it comes. Much like … Continue reading Practice Makes Progress
Life is nothing if not a constant learning process and to that end, some things get forgotten and fall by … Continue reading Relearn And Refresh; Repeat As Needed
Life is pretty crazy most days, and honestly, I wouldn’t want it any other way. There is a sort of … Continue reading No More Apologies For Being Me
No, I’m not making things up this is an actual award, given by bloggers entirely over the internet to another … Continue reading Liebster Award 2018
Recently, I’ve been asked a lot about finding yourself in early recovery. Who am I without this addiction? What do … Continue reading Creating Yourself
One thing I wish someone would have taught me at a young age is that no one has the … Continue reading Your Peace of Mind is Non-negotiable
Thrill seekers and adrenaline-junkies may be onto something when it comes to chasing and tackling your fears. Obviously, I’m not … Continue reading Chase Your Fears, Don’t Let Them Chase You
I know that I have touched on positive affirmations and how to form them in one of my earlier blogs, … Continue reading Believing Becomes Achieving
“Actually, I hated drinking; I loved the escape.” When this statement fell out of my mouth this weekend, I was … Continue reading Addicted To The Escape
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
So, as some of you may have noticed, I took an abrupt hiatus from blogging. No, it’s not that I … Continue reading Old Dog, New Tricks
Well, here we are approaching another summer holiday and for some of you, I know it’s officially crunch time. Summer … Continue reading Refreshments, Anyone?
…Think about how many people had to eat oleander and die from it before people were like, “oh yeah, maybe we shouldn’t eat those ones, or pick them really lets just leave those alone.”
Keep in mind, the technology at our fingertips now is but a “.” on the very last page of human history.
Being afraid of new things is…
A sliver of light broke over the horizon as I poured myself into bed this morning; happy, clear-headed and completely … Continue reading Reflections Of The Past While Moving Forward
Your recovery is directly dependant on your honesty and to some degree your ability to be vulnerable while still communicating … Continue reading We Tried Brutal, Now Let’s Try Compassionate Honesty
In recovery a lot of people will ask, ‘what was your key’ or ‘how did you stay sober’ and I … Continue reading Find Your ‘Fix’ In Nature
Essential Oils: Are They Essential To Your Recovery? Whether you have dabbled in them or are well-versed, I bet you haven’t considered the fundamental role essential oils can have in your recovery process. Continue reading Essential Oils: Are They Essential To Your Recovery?
The human brain is phenomenal at recognizing patterns and anticipating outcomes. In fact, our ability to do this, is arguably … Continue reading Destructive Patterns: Why Is Our Own Behavior Our Biggest Enemy?
Regardless of what my next post was intended to be, in light of the recent news events I think it’s … Continue reading WE STAND UP FOR LIFE
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
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
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’!
Seriously, go outside! You might be surprised at all the things you find when you look around you, but sometimes … Continue reading GET OUT!
Growing up 20 miles south of the Grand Canyon was different, to say the least, but it taught me a … Continue reading Who Says The Grass Is Always Greener…?
Recently I was asked a seriously thought-provoking question by a very close friend of mine. I’ve debated on the answer … Continue reading Don’t Wait For Rock Bottom
“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” -Eleanor Roosevelt Almost every American is familiar with this quote, … Continue reading Don’t React In Anger
As many things in life, this blog has evolved; starting initially with the purpose of spreading insight to those affected … Continue reading The 5×5 And Other Rules To Start Living By