A magazine article I read today put forth the idea that stress is basically the tension between your expectations and reality. For example, if you expect your presentation to go well and it goes poorly, the tension between what you thought would happen and what actually did happen will cause you to feel stress. As soon
Do you remember the fable, where the scorpion convinces a frog to carry him across the pond? The frog is afraid but is finally persuaded to trust the deadly spider…. only to be stung by him in the middle of the pond, dooming them both. In his dying breaths, the frog asks the scorpion “why”?
When I first got sober, the pink cloud of peace and tranquility that many people talk about, was nowhere in sight. I wasn’t feeling jubilant, or triumphant, or free. I was stressed, anxious and overwhelmed. As the weeks went by, I of course started feeling proud that I was staying sober, but mostly all I was
Today I am one year alcohol-free. My coffee cup says #1 Dad. What made me #1 to my kids? Well, it took some work, but today I can say that I am the most Grateful Sober Dad ever! I had my last drink one year ago today. It was a Rolling Rock. I was on