Tag: Anxiety

Anxiety, Alcohol and Sobriety

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Disclaimer: Many people suffer from anxiety disorders. They are very real, very treatable medical conditions. The intent of this post is not to speak about anxiety in terms of those medical conditions, but rather to speak about it as it relates to my experience with alcohol abuse and sobriety. If you are struggling with anxiety

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Alcohol, Anxiety and the Octopus

Octopus teacher hiding in shell Alcohol Anxiety and Sobriety

The octopus is symbolic of my own life because it was through cleverness and grit that I survived. As an emotionally damaged 16-year-old mother of one with a seventh-grade education, I was determined to make it. Still, I couldn’t survive and heal at the same time. So I built emotional walls and it was behind

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Not My Circus Not My Monkeys – How to Stop Drinking at the Problems of the World

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Here’s one of my favourite articles from when I first started this Alcohol-Free business. I loved this when I first read it and it still makes me smile today. I hope it helps some of you reading it today – it’s from BELLE who writes the blog and book – Tired of Thinking About Drinking

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Sober I am no Longer the Victim in the Tragedy of my own Making

Opehilia Sinking but Sober I am no longer the victim of my own tragedy

The idea that we need to practice quitting drinking before sobriety sticks is no surprise. I tried to quit smoking several times before I finally pulled it off. I got better at it, I knew what to expect. I quit and have not had a cigarette in decades and do not fondly think of them

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