Tag: Self-care

Sobriety Taught Me to Honor Myself

Woman growing as Plant Sobriety

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

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

Golden Umbrella Learning Self Care in your 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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Message in a Bottle

I have invented a new liquid wonder drug. I promise you that the first glass will make you feel great. It will help take away your inhibitions and reduce shyness allowing you to act in a way that you might not usually, — enabling you to say things you wouldn’t normally dream of. The next

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Before sobriety I was just Doing.Not Being. Now I’m being. And I’m being while I do too.  I don’t have less to do.But I have more time. More awareness. I am alert enough to pick up on the little lovely moments. And each day is littered with those lovely moments. It was before but I wasn’t present

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