Tag: Mindfulness

You Can Do the Hard Things

Nobody is coming to save you . Be your own sober hero

I don’t think I ever fully understood the phrase “the work of sobriety”.  Sobriety seemed a passive process.  By its very nature – you don’t pick up a drink.  You’re NOT doing something.  That’s passive. Maybe that’s why sober didn’t stick last year when I first tried to stop drinking.  I don’t think I fully

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Coming Home to Myself at 7 Months Sober

The Besty Dreams Happen When You are awake - Coming Home to Myself at 7 months sober

I just flew sober for the first time in my adult life. Maybe that doesn’t sound like a big deal, but after 26 years of associating air travel with airport bars and the cocktail cart, I was afraid that I couldn’t handle flying alcohol-free. Rather than checking in and numbing out I was awake and

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Surrender and Empower – Emotional Sobriety

Hand catching feather surrender and empower emotional sobriety

I’ve been thinking a lot about control; what it means in relation to my mental health, my behaviors and my drinking. In the past, whenever life felt “out of control” for me, I chose to drink. The anxiety, frustration and fear that bubbled up inside of me when I didn’t have control over things, made

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Breaking Free of Cravings for Alcohol with Mindfulness

Breaking free of Handcuffs reprenting alcohol cravings

I used to think that my alcohol cravings had power over me. Before I stopped drinking and got some sober momentum going, if you had told me that with mindfullness I could shut down those cravings and the physical anxiety they carried with them, I would have known that you had never really needed alcohol

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