Tag: Courage

Finding the Courage to be Vulnerable

I drank to make myself invulnerable. At least I thought that alcohol would make me invulnerable. Each time I opened a bottle it was my intent to build a barrier between myself and stress, sorrow, loneliness, even the mundane blah that is sometimes day to day life. But the effect of alcohol was actually the

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From Sober Curious to Sober Courageous

Courageous woman on Tight rope

A post in our online community about the keys to sobriety got me thinking about courage. I wrote something about courage as a key to being sober in my comment and then stumbled across this in Haruki Murakami’s book, The Wind-up Bird Chronicle : “Curiosity can bring guts out of hiding at times, maybe even

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Feeling Everything

When I drank I didn’t know why. I didn’t like who I became when I drank. I didn’t like how I felt after I drank. I didn’t like how I drank once I started. I could go for a month sober maybe and then when I drank I drank daily. So I could go for

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Equilibrium

The Fuck it Bucket : Two Years Later Two years ago I wrote an article called ‘The fuck it bucket’, which seems to have been doing the rounds ever since. I wrote it from the perspective of someone who had been sober for a couple of years. And whereas much of it holds true, in

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