Category: Willow Finkelstein

Falling In Love With the Work of Sobriety as Personal Activism – With Reflections on the Words of John Lewis

Love Falling in Love with Sobriety as personal Activism

John Lewis, long time civil rights activist and career public servant was memorialized yesterday in Atlanta by former United States President Obama, Clinton, and Bush. Former President Jimmy Carter, at age 95, sent a statement that was read aloud. These were the last word that John Lewis shared before his death on July 17. It

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3 Months Sober and Unstuck!

Grafitti of man with Balloon 3 months sober and Unstuck

I honestly don’t think I would have stopped drinking had the pandemic not forced me to be alone with myself.  These past 4 months since the onset of covid have changed everything. I’ve never spent so much time alone, and to spend a majority of that time in a sober mind, facing my thoughts and

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Courting My Wild Twin or My Self-Reconciliation in Sobriety

Woman and reflection 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

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The Power of Possibility – Stop Drinking With the Help of an Online Community

Man on trachs walking into phone- online community support to stop drinking

Today I am 50 days sober thanks to the support I found in an online community. I never expected that joining an online community was what I needed to help me stop drinking. As a secretive and deeply sensitive person, the social nature of this community, Boom Rethink the Drink, has provided a completely new

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