Are You Maybe Sober Curious? An Invitation to Imagine The Life that Sobriety Cultivates

JOY an invitation to the Sober Curious

You can listen to a reading of this post on Spotify by Tapping the button above 2 years ago, while searching around the internet for help to stop drinking, I stumbled over some words that were not at all what I expected to be reading. The title of the article was pretty straightforward, Guide to

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Anxiety, Alcohol and Sobriety

woman hiding under covers anxiety alcohol and sobriety

Disclaimer: Many people suffer from anxiety disorders. They are very real, very treatable medical conditions. The intent of this post is not to speak about anxiety in terms of those medical conditions, but rather to speak about it as it relates to my experience with alcohol abuse and sobriety. If you are struggling with anxiety

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You Can Do the Hard Things

Nobody is coming to save you . Be your own sober hero

I don’t think I ever fully understood the phrase “the work of sobriety”.  Sobriety seemed a passive process.  By its very nature – you don’t pick up a drink.  You’re NOT doing something.  That’s passive. Maybe that’s why sober didn’t stick last year when I first tried to stop drinking.  I don’t think I fully

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Deadly Procrastination – I’ll Stop Drinking Tomorrow…

sand slipping through hands deadly procastination stop drinking

Procrastination, I swear I could get a masters in it! Here is how my mind worked for years over how to start, stopping drinking. I want to stop drinking or at least to have a healthy cut-off switch with alcohol. I have niether…I could blame it on an extremely stressful life the last 3 years

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Alcohol Kept Me Small – Thoughts on Becoming O.K. or Recovery Through Forgiveness

I am 8 months sober today and could not be happier with my decision. I started a new job and am having trouble learning how to balance a 40 hour work week with being a mom. Still, I am so thankful. I know if I were still drinking I would have never applied to this

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Creating the Journey – It’s in Your Hands

Crumpled paper to paper airplain- creating the journey alcohol-free

I really never thought I could stop drinking after 30 years of daily alcohol excess. I’ve had periods where I’ve drunk less ( less meaning about 6 units on weekday nights!!) but the nightly drinking was still constant even then. Over my entire 30-year drinking career, I have done one Dry January and have had

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