Tag: Self-care

  • 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 […]

  • Why is it So Hard? 4 Hurdles to Overcome When You Stop Drinking

    Why is it So Hard? 4 Hurdles to Overcome When You Stop Drinking

    Why is it so hard to stop drinking? That is a question often asked in our online community and the answer is not as simple as it would seem. When I was in my early 40’s I read Allen Carr’s Easy Way to Control Alcohol to try to answer that question for myself. I was […]

  • Sobriety Taught Me to Honor Myself

    Sobriety Taught Me to Honor Myself

    When I made the decision to stop drinking over a year ago, I never imagined that sobriety would literally transform my life. I went from a place of complete breakdown; feeling worthless, hopeless, fearful, and paralyzed…to a place of feeling so empowered, capable and strong. My life did NOT magically get easier, but my perspective […]

  • Learning Self-Care in My First 100 Days Alcohol-Free

    Learning Self-Care in My First 100 Days Alcohol-Free

    It drives me crazy when I see alcohol marketed as a self-care necessity. Absolutely nothing could be further from the truth. I’m over 100 days alcohol-free now and feeling great but boy oh boy, did I ever neglect myself when I was drinking. I mean, I neglected pretty much everything when I was drinking, but […]

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