Tag: Empowerment

The Simplicity of How This Mom Finally Stopped Drinking

Woman in house

The image at the beginning of this post is literally how I used to feel. I used to feel trapped in the domesticity that I had chosen. I was a vibrant, active, loving wife and mom. Like many of my friends, I had my children after becoming established in my career. My daughter was born

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The Disney-fication of Drunk

Women drinking at party

This past week, from the bully pulpit of social media, the Today Show and Fox News helped this image of American moms welcoming the new school year, XL wine glasses joyfully raised in a toast to “me-time” go viral. It has become the feel-good image of the new school year. If you read the Today

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Hats off to the Cornerman

Hats off to the Cornerman: Did you know that in a recent study 80% of people on Linkedin don’t enjoy OR hate their jobs? Here’s another fact… I’m one of them. For fifteen years I undersold myself and could be found ‘spinning my wheels’ in various warehouses to support a crippling alcohol addiction. You see,

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Finding the Cure for Alcoholism

I’ve been sober almost four and a half years. I don’t call myself alcoholic but for lack of a better word I used the term alcoholic in the title. I could say that I have “Alcohol Use Disorder” or AUD but those labels are both clinical and clumsy. I don’t identify as an addict either.

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Feelings are like Lighthouses

I think the toughest thing to deal with when we get sober, is the onslaught of feelings. The normal human reactions and responses that we medicated for years, or decades. Christ, they come at us like huge waves in the first couple of years, no doubt about it. Sometimes tsunamis. It’s one of the reasons

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