On Not Letting Go

Telling someone who is dealing with an emotionally charged issue to “Let it go” is not okay. I know in this day and age we’re supposed to be all enlightened and spiritual and shit but using this phrase as a response to someone else’s pain is absolute crap. When...

Deserving a Dry Home

I’ve spoken to more women than I can count on this subject, it comes up again and again. It’s not really all that surprising a situation…unless you actually think about it. For those of us pursuing recovery, the decision to quit drinking was a big deal. I had been...

Learning how to NO

One of things I used to struggle with was overcommitting myself. Saying I could make cupcakes for a bake-sale, volunteer at an event, work late, drive for a field trip…the list goes on. My philosophy was that I had to have a damn good reason for saying no to...