Category: Patty Peck

Stewy and the Possum

This morning, when I let my dog outside for his morning business, his stance went from the casual dog waiting for a treat, to an avid hunter, and he raced like a greyhound to the back corner of our yard.  Before I could even scream his name, Stewy had captured and snapped the neck of

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What’s Your Secret to Sobriety?

Secret to Sobriety Fingerprint with dectective

Sometimes we need a gentle nudge to remind ourselves that the path towards sobriety is uniquely ours, like our fingerprints. With ridges, whorls, and loops, your fingerprints are unique to you and can’t be duplicated by me. And whilst you may try to imitate my fingerprints, they are mine alone and not for sale. To

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Learning to Let Life Happen – Celebrating One Year Sober

Womqan with balloon one year sober

If you are going to stop drinking, you quite simply have to stop drinking, but stopping is not easy. I think the hardest part in my early days of TRYING to quit drinking was the self sabotage, and lying to myself. I remember waking up hungover, full of shame and self-loathing, and thinking to myself

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Yet. I – Try Again Today

When I was drinking, there was truly only one soul in this world that understood how alcohol was eroding my health.  There were certainly plenty of people around that witnessed my behavior, but the fact of the matter is that only one person wrestled with me, every morning, about my drinking habits:  me.  It was

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