Tag: Mindfulness

  • Drinking to Escape? Here’s Another Way

    Drinking to Escape? Here’s Another Way

    Drinking to escape became a habit almost as soon as I was legally allowed to buy alcohol. I would come home at the end of a long day, sit down, crack a beer, and let the day slip away as the alcohol did its thing. The longer I drank and the more I drank, the […]

  • Learning to Feel the Feels at 8 Months Sober

    Learning to Feel the Feels at 8 Months Sober

    I’ve been alcohol-free for almost 8 months and that means having to face a whole lot of things that I once drowned out with excessive daily drinking. I am in much of the same mindset that I was when my son was born 18 years ago. Nothing in my environment had changed back then except […]

  • The Adventure of Discovery in Recovery – A Podcast with Thoughts on Neuroplasticity in Sobriety

    The Adventure of Discovery in Recovery – A Podcast with Thoughts on Neuroplasticity in Sobriety

    I once thought that if I was going to be successful at staying sober long term, I would have to join Alcoholics Anonymous and work the 12 steps, but as I near the beginning of my 7th-year alcohol- free, I have found that following my own path has meant that rather than “living in recovery” […]

  • Lengthening my Fuse in my 2nd Year Sober

    Lengthening my Fuse in my 2nd Year Sober

    Patience is something I have always struggled with. When I want something, I want it now. I have always been that way. I wanted to fast forward through childhood and be a teenager. Once I was a teenager, I could not wait to get to college. I spent a great deal of my life anxiously […]

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