Tag: alcoholism

  • A Sober September Farewell to the Wine Witch

    A Sober September Farewell to the Wine Witch

    Dear Wine Witch, Thank you. Thank you for always being there for me. You were always by my side for the good and bad, ups and downs through my adult life’s events. You never let me down, you were always there, so smooth, gentle, fresh – a pure delight. Well, unless I had too much […]

  • Sobriety is my Path from Fear to Authenticity

    Sobriety is my Path from Fear to Authenticity

    Today it’s over 11 months since I had a drop of alcohol. I now associate drinking with fear. Fear of alcohol. It’s not fear about what’s going into me when I drink, it’s fear about what won’t come out. When I drink my truth does not come out. It stays inside and causes inconsistencies in […]

  • The 3 Phases of Addiction – MAGIC, MEDICINE and MISERY

    The 3 Phases of Addiction – MAGIC, MEDICINE and MISERY

    I was listening to the Heart of the Matter, a podcast on addiction and recovery hosted by Elizabeth Vargas, and she said someone in recovery described alcohol to her as first magic, then medicine, then misery. Ouch. That hits close to home. Those were the 3 phases of my addiction. I think I stopped drinking […]

  • An Open Letter to my Drinking Colleagues, With Love

    An Open Letter to my Drinking Colleagues, With Love

    Today I’m going to take a brief moment to write an open and anonymous letter to all of my colleagues who keep telling me some version of ‘you know it would be much more fun/better for your career/ if you would just meet up at the bar sometime.’ Because this line of conversation is just […]

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