Category: Maggy M

  • You Can’t Skip the Beginning but That’s Ok

    You Can’t Skip the Beginning but That’s Ok

    One of the most touching places in Laura McKowen’s new book, “We Are the Luckiest,” are the words she used at a time of early, very wobbly sobriety where she spoke of wanting to protect the tiny pink new life growing inside her. She went on to say that she couldn’t really FEEL or ENVISION […]

  • Finding Something You Love More Than Alcohol – Follow Your Bliss

    Finding Something You Love More Than Alcohol – Follow Your Bliss

    I love success stories, don’t you? Well, this isn’t one of them.  I’m reporting in on how my 40-in-40 (40 classes in 40 days) Self Yoga Challenge is going: this photo of my coffee mug pretty much says it all. It only took a few days before Life overcame my best intentions and things fell […]

  • Inspired by the Radical Magic of Living Life Alcohol-Free

    Inspired by the Radical Magic of Living Life Alcohol-Free

    At the beginning of 2020 (which feels like several years ago, right?) I agreed to review the newly published books by Holly Whitaker and Laura McKowen for my online community BOOM Rethink the Drink and this Boozemusings Blog. Both of these books will appeal strongly to women, but I know lots of dudes who have […]

  • Discovery in Recovery – The Only Way Out is Through

    Discovery in Recovery – The Only Way Out is Through

    When you stop drinking or go sober, it is so common to feel overwhelmed, a little lost, scared, or even disheartened. Metomorphosis? Sober Journey? Recovery? “I’m not sure I’ll ever get there.” That’s exactly what the caterpillar must be thinking as its solid body is dissolving into liquid inside the cocoon—that and “I’m dying in […]

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