A headline that I saw a couple of days ago about the rise in alcohol related deaths in the U.S., Alcohol-related deaths more than doubled in last two decades, came back on my feed today from NPR, U.S. Alcohol-Related Deaths Have Doubled, Study Says. Sadly, I am not surprised by this study because I’ve been
What is Self-Care and why is it such a Big Deal ? Almost every person in our community drank as a form of self-care. We’re encouraged to drink wine as self-care, and those pretty pink drinks that are all the rage now are a continuation of the “self-care illusion”. Pink is the color of health
One of the women in my online community asked for help to get through Drunksgiving without drinking. How could she celebrate the holiday alcohol-free, on a night when it seemed that EVERYONE in her community would not only be drinking but be celebrating getting drunk? When did Drunksgiving become an official, unofficial holiday? When did
What is Self-Care and why is it such a Big Deal in Early Sobriety ? When you stop drinking, it’s important to learn some genuine self-care techniques or you risk finding yourself in a place where you reach for a bottle, because the way you’ve often been encouraged to care for yourself, is to drink.
This is a picture of me in my sober badass shoes. My daughter took the picture a few years ago to help me tell a story. I don’t usually sit around in my back yard wearing cutoff shorts and high heels. Usually, I’m barefoot! But this day was special! I’ll tell you more about that