One thing that’s been difficult to accept since I stopped drinking is my overly-negative mindset. I tend to catastrophise small things into big things and then into life-changing events. It’s really unhelpful and unhealthy, and over the past few decades, I can see that it fed into and out of my drinking. Over-thinking about situations
Category: Annette Spiritual
I never knew the direction I was headed in when I decided to quit drinking. There was the inner me, screaming for peace and there was the even deeper me wanting to be set free from all the drama and people’s demands. As a kind, empathic person, I attracted ALL the “woe is me” people
Humility, Honesty, Healing……… In 2002 when I’d written in a notebook that I needed to cut down I thought I had booze under control. No, it was already in control of me…… It took me 13 years to be humble enough to finally admit I needed to quit (2015) . It took 13 years and
Today is the 18th anniversary of 9/11: that terrible and fateful day on which 2,996 people lost their lives. I still remember where I was when I heard the news: at a conference in London, and there were US speakers there who just shut down. We were all numb at the horror of it all.
I was four years old when I first wanted to run away. My earliest dreams were of flying: my parents and teachers shouting as I ran with arms outstretched, soaring upwards, heading for woodland, friendly birds and safety. When those dreams receded, alcohol took over in my teens, squishing away high levels of anxiety and