Holiday (gas)Lighting

The holidays can be difficult and there are a lot of emails and social media posts flying around on how to get through them. There are a lot of “Top 5 Ways to Stay Sober at Christmas” or “How to Say No to Partying” and “How to Deal with Triggering Relatives and Avoid...

Self Protection is Self Care

Published in Recovery Today Magazine, October 2018, Issue #47   In the fall of 2013 I had one year of recovery from alcohol and drugs and I was exhausted. My life was still, as they say, unmanageable. I had stopped using mommy’s little helpers to get going in the...

The Lesson Will Be Repeated…

My wasband used to say this thing sort of tongue in cheek but sort of seriously. “The lesson will be repeated until learned”. It always bugged me but only because there’s truth in it. One of the things I had to learn to do in recovery is to identify when I’m having a...

Sometimes I Get Quiet

Yes, I’ve been quiet, too quiet. There’s this marketing philosophy that encourages the idea of positioning oneself as the expert in order to instill confidence in potential clients, it’s an unspoken “rule” that we shouldn’t be seen as a mess when we are, in fact, a...