Category: Tool Box

  • Drinking to Escape? Here’s Another Way

    Drinking to Escape? Here’s Another Way

    Drinking to escape became a habit almost as soon as I was legally allowed to buy alcohol. I would come home at the end of a long day, sit down, crack a beer, and let the day slip away as the alcohol did its thing. The longer I drank and the more I drank, the […]

  • 6 Documentaries to Help You Rethink Alcohol Use and Abuse

    6 Documentaries to Help You Rethink Alcohol Use and Abuse

    There are several documentaries on alcohol misuse and abuse that I think are well balanced, and reflect an experience that many of us can relate to. Wine o’Clock from Australia, Risky Drinking from the United States, and Drinking Yourself to Death made in the UK, all do a terrific job of profiling different levels of what is often called alcohol-use-disorder. They […]

  • Learning to Meditate – Transcendental Meditation, Awareness and Emotional Regulation

    Learning to Meditate – Transcendental Meditation, Awareness and Emotional Regulation

    A lot of us try to meditate and feel we fail or don’t get it. We try to meditate and don’t feel the benefit and it’s frustrating and boring to bother having another go. That was and is still is me much of the time. I have a busy impatient brain that is hard to […]

  • Learning Self-Care in Early Sobriety

    Learning Self-Care in Early Sobriety

    What is Self-Care and why is it such a Big Deal? Almost every person in our community drank as a form of misguided self-care. Have you ever heard that a glass of red wine is worth an hour at the gym? Have you been encouraged to drink away the stress of the workday? Been offered […]

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