Tag: Sober Community

  • From Sober Curious to Sober Courageous

    From Sober Curious to Sober Courageous

    A post in our online community about the keys to sobriety got me thinking about courage. I wrote something about courage as a key to being sober in my comment and then stumbled across this in Haruki Murakami’s book, The Wind-up Bird Chronicle : “Curiosity can bring guts out of hiding at times, maybe even […]

  • I am Curious

    I am Curious

    When I think about all the things that helped me get and stay sober, the no. 1 was Curiosity. You see, in 2015, at the age of 62, I have to admit I’d never done this before: never quit drinking, never considered I had a problem, never done a dry January (beyond my wildest imagination!). […]

  • Staying Sober when Pink Becomes Grey

    Staying Sober when Pink Becomes Grey

    About the malaise phase, or as it can be more succinctly described, “Meh.” When I first got sober with AA, I took an air balloon ride above EVERYTHING. I was suddenly FREE of daily drinking, over-drinking, hating myself, waking every morning staring into the Face of Regret, breaking daily promises to myself, degrading absolutely every […]

  • I am Curious

    I am Curious

    Be curious about how each day will unfold, rather than “same old, same old” or even “one day at a time.” Be curious – We were all curious as kids. I recommend it as a life-saving/enhancing strategy.

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