Category: books

  • Courting My Wild Twin or My Self-Reconciliation in Sobriety

    Courting My Wild Twin or My Self-Reconciliation in Sobriety

    This week I’ve been reading Courting the Wild Twin, by Martin Shaw, which explores the myth that we all have a wild twin who was tossed out the window when we were born, and who carries with them much of our own wildness and vitality. Old folktales about our wild twins encourage us to mend […]

  • Alcohol-Free Inspiration

    Alcohol-Free Inspiration

    I am participating in Dry July as part of a long-term plan to stay alcohol-free. I didn’t have a “rock bottom”. No DUI. No severe accidents.  No crazy behavior that resulted in family drama.  No waking up in bed with a stranger.  No, nothing that crazy.  I just got tired of how my entire life […]

  • Alternate Routes – Switching Lanes from Addiction to Recovery

    Alternate Routes – Switching Lanes from Addiction to Recovery

    I read Marc Lewis’ book The Biology of Desire when I was 8 months sober. It was the last of many books that I read that year on the topic of addiction and recovery. One of the interesting things about Marc’s book was that unlike the other books I had been reading it did not […]

  • Creative Recovery

    Creative Recovery

    When my daughter was seven years old, and my son was two, I picked up a well-thumbed paperback at a yard sale called Bradshaw On: The Family. I thought Bradshaw’s book was about parenting strategies, but as I began to read, I was surprised to find that it focused more on his theories of the […]

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