About five years ago I realized that my wine o’ clock routine was no longer an indulgence but a “ball and chain”. I could stop drinking for a week here and there but once I started again the cycle renewed. Days began with a vow “never to drink again“ but ended with a “well deserved“,
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I’ve often worried that I might someday have to stop Drinking. When I was twenty nine I won a job with an orchestra in Portugal and unexpectedly found myself packing my bags and leaving the United States. The morning after my going away party when I woke up with a dreadful hangover a friend told
People world wide carry out normal every day lives without booze alongside people who drink. They are not bored stupid every night. They have friends. They go out. They drink liquids. Yes. I know. This came as a shock to me also in the beginning. The reality is that addictive substances lie. They convince you, you can’t live without them. The media and advertising are on their team and tell you the same. But the reality is that while it can feel weird, stressful, uncomfortable, lonely and a bunch of other emotions at once, after a time AF, you find your ‘new normal’. And…. brace yourself for the next shocking revelation… you CAN enjoy this lifestyle.
As I muddled through my mid forties it seemed that the way I dealt with every emotion was to get hammered. I was haunted that I was setting my young son Joseph up for a life battling addiction simply by the example I set. At the same time, I noticed that my mental abilities were
Today I check off Day 95 of the 100-day challenge. I’ve been thinking about what my 100-day post will be, but recently there have been quite a few new HSMers posting about their beginnings and struggles. I wanted to take a moment to look back on looking forward, if that makes sense. On 12 November,