Tag: Mindfulness

More Joy Please

What makes us happy? What gives us joy? What brings real comfort? How do we find peace?  Most of us could have easily answered those questions at age three or four or five. But when was the last time we even stopped to consider them?  One of the soul-stripping effects of any addiction is the

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The Beauty of Life Alcohol-Free

The other a day a friend told me that when she was young she drank to magnify the beauty of life . That really struck me because that is exactly what I thought when I was young. When I drank with friends and with lovers, long before I really became addicted and drank just to

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Surprised to be Loving Life Alcohol-Free

Boom. 100 days Alcohol-Free. There it is. When I started this sober journey, I was shooting for a 30-day “alcohol reset.” But I made it to 30 days and figured, why not keep going? I had made it to 45 days last fall, how about I shoot for 46 days so I could set a

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How to Quiet that Thirsty Little Voice in Your Head-

You know that Little Voice in your head ? That thirsty little voice that says you’ve earned a drink at the end of a long hard day even though you promised yourself earlier, when you woke up hung over again, that you were DONE WITH ALCOHOL ! It goes something like this : I hear

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Sunday Morning Calm – Spring Rain

It’s still early spring, but so far it has been mostly grey and rainy. This has begun to affect some people emotionally, so I’ve been told, and it has affected me as well.  Some days and weeks are more challenging than others and that’s just the way life is. I’ve had some good moments this

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