Tag: Recovery

The Key to Alcohol-Free Holiday Serenity

I have been anticipating my first alcohol-free holiday season in more than 20 years with some dread, already casting about in my mind for ways to make it bearable without a wineglass in my hand. Even though my social life is much less frantic than during my working years, there are many things I cherish

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Dear Alcohol We’re Through A Poetic Homage to Sober

Love Letter Dear Alcohol We're through Because I Love Being Sober

I love being sober because :Without alcohol in my lifeI am less stressedI have a lot more energyI am more patient with my kidsI am funnierThere’s a lot less drama in my life and in my headMy thoughts are finally positivesI am more productiveMy head isn’t fuzzy for days from drinkingI’m nicerI’m more consistentEven when

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How I Overcame my Fear of Sober Forever

Walking on Tracks to Sober Forever

When I first stopped drinking I was troubled by the idea of sober forever. I hated the thought that I would have to attend meetings, work steps and think about not drinking, or work to stay sober, forever. At the time though, I was actually thinking about drinking every day from sun-up till sun-down .

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No More Hangovers No More Shame

Waking up with No more Hangovers and no more Shame

She thought how many months and years ago she woke for the final time like that…. the hangover… the shame … How cruel, how harsh they are, she’d thought. A picture, a video, – showing a tormented soul.The person looks like her but she doesn’t recognise them.Her aura is broken, shattered by her liquid friend.Harsh

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Tikken Olam – Healing the World Begins with Each of Us

I finally saw the Won’t you be my Neighbor? movie (the most successful biopic in film history) about Fred Rogers. I highly recommend it because the world so needs his message right now. And apparently many individuals do too. As the film ended and the theater went silent, I heard one woman burst into sobs

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