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10 THINGS SOBRIETY HAS TAUGHT ME
I think it would be fair to say that the last few years have been a little tricky for humankind. The last few years have been full of pain and fear and disconnection. News and pictures of political tension, pandemic, global warming, and war are hard to escape. I know, for myself, this can sometimes feel […]
Stepping Out From Under the Influence
I used to look in the mirror the morning after a binge drinking session with heart palpitations and my head pounding, glazed eyes looking dully back demanding that ALCOHOL DOES NOTHING FOR ME! My problem with drinking and addiction, which stemmed from trying to numb trauma, didn’t really set in for me until I was […]
What Does it Really Take to Quit Drinking?
The best decision I ever made was the final decision to quit drinking, which, for me, took tons of bravery, a lot of work, a little education, some mental and emotional strength, unrelenting patience, a strong commitment, community, and a whole bunch of self-compassion. I actually made the decision to quit many times before it […]
Change is hard. Most of us associate change with control. Controlling our appetites. Controlling our impulses. Ten or so years ago, when I found myself desperate to stop drinking, the first book I reached for was Allen Carr’s Easyway to Control Alcohol. Those Big Letters across the front really caught me. CONTROL- ALCOHOL That book […]