Read more: Springtime=New Me
Good Saturday morning all!! We are having some beautiful spring weather this week! When the days get sunny in the spring and the temps start to climb to the 70 ish mark, I start thinking how nice it would be for hubbie and I go find a patio and have a drink or 2. Sure…
Read more: Day 65 – Being rather than Doing.
It’s a fascinating thing this Alcohol Free journey. Well two of my clients haven’t showed up today, so I am interpreting this as The Universe’s way of saying to me: “Pop your feet up love, and take some time to relax”. I’ve done some stretching, and some nice deep breathing, and now I think some…
Read more: Recovering our Individuality through Community
When my daughter was seven years old and my son was two I was reading a lot of books on parenting and accidentally found myself immersed in one on the origins of addiction. I picked up a well thumbed paperback at a yard sale called Bradshaw On : The Family that I thought was simply…
Read more: I Can't be in Denial!
What is the difference between a problem drinker, a heavy drinker, and an alcoholic? I think I have always known I was an alcoholic. I loved alcohol from the moment it first crossed my lips. Sure, it took years to advance to the place it eventually got, BUT, much of that was controlled by circumstances,…
Read more: Putting our minds together as one!
If we sat in a circle and put an object in the center of the circle and we all described what we saw, everyone would see different points of views from each other. Some would even see opposites because they would be sitting on opposite sides of the circle. In other words, you don’t have…
Read more: Savouring Time with family
Amy’s posts from Australia spoke to my experience with family relationships improving when not drinking. Like Beth, Amy is an avid runner, a professional with a high stress job and a wife and mother. Reading every week about her empowerment through sobriety kept me inspired. My 15 year old daughter and I just had a…
Read more: Top Ten Answers for Folks who want to know why You're not Drinking
Top Ten Answers for Folks who want to know why You’re not Drinking 10. Because I don’t want to wake up inside a Batman costume made of duct tape. 9. I don’t want to annoy you with my encyclopedic knowledge of political and religious issues. 8. So I can remember where I parked my car.…
Read more: The Best Gift You can Give Yourself
There has been a lot of conflicting information about the health benefits of alcohol and especially wine in the past few years. Depending on what you’ve read moderate drinking could be the best thing for you… or not. Maybe red wine is full of powerful anti oxidants that prevents cancer or maybe the ethanol in…
Read more: Boozemusings Community Blog Day 1
One year ago today ( 2015) I signed up to spend twelve months Alcohol-Free by blogging on the community website Hello Sunday Morning. Hello Sunday Morning offered a choice of a three month or twelve-month AF challenge but I knew that it needed to be a lifetime commitment for me. When I was young I…
Read more: The "A" word
I hate the word alcoholic. I’d like to say “ if drinking is causing you more pain than pleasure it’s time to take a break”. That would make things much more clear. But we learn from an early age that the there is nothing wrong with the pleasure of drinking causing pain. For many teenagers…
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- An Alternative to Alcoholics Anonymous and Traditional Recovery
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