I think it’s important to look back- from 5 months sober – to that place I was before . You know that place we go, that one that leaves us so scared and lonely and cut off. Those days /nights where you’ve drunk so much and you’re getting louder and slurring your words, and you’re
When we stop drinking, we often find ourselves with a lot of time we didn’t know we had. This sounds great in theory but very quickly it can start to feel like a void that needs to be filled. Conversely when trying not to drink, many find the question of what they will do with
A magazine article I read today put forth the idea that stress is basically the tension between your expectations and reality. For example, if you expect your presentation to go well and it goes poorly, the tension between what you thought would happen and what actually did happen will cause you to feel stress. As soon
Do you remember the fable, where the scorpion convinces a frog to carry him across the pond? The frog is afraid but is finally persuaded to trust the deadly spider…. only to be stung by him in the middle of the pond, dooming them both. In his dying breaths, the frog asks the scorpion “why”?
When I first got sober, the pink cloud of peace and tranquility that many people talk about, was nowhere in sight. I wasn’t feeling jubilant, or triumphant, or free. I was stressed, anxious and overwhelmed. As the weeks went by, I of course started feeling proud that I was staying sober, but mostly all I was