Tag: Feelings

  • Freely Feeling – Sober the Highs and Lows

    Freely Feeling – Sober the Highs and Lows

    Sober and Freedom, are not two words that I have often put together. Did I expect to feel free sober? No! Freedom was one of my biggest mental blocks to quitting drinking because for so long I framed alcohol as providing freedom. Freedom to be myself, freedom to shirk responsibility, freedom to be an adult, and make […]

  • Anger Management in Early Sobriety – Facing Your Feelings Alcohol Free

    Anger Management in Early Sobriety  – Facing Your Feelings Alcohol Free

    Something that hit me pretty hard in early sobriety was anger. Sometimes I’m just MAD as hell. It’s pretty amazing, actually, the amount of anger-energy that comes out of me. Madder than a hornet in a coke can. I’m mad that I can’t just keep moving on through my life as ‘normal’, mad that I’ve […]

  • Feeling Everything

    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 […]

  • Feelings are like Lighthouses

    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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