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Caring for Our Mental Health During COVID-19

Caring for Our Mental Health During COVID-19

2020-03-18 16:32:41 The Coronavirus- COVID-19. The name makes one think about physical health and safety. It may bring up feelings of fear and images of disease and illness. Original Source »

Empowering Our Minds Against a Pandemic

Empowering Our Minds Against a Pandemic

2020-03-23 00:00:00 It is human nature to grasp onto the external to make us feel safe and secure. These are the lies that we tell ourselves. Original Source »

The 5 essential components of a successful sober program are:

The 5 essential components of a successful sober program are:

2020-03-16 11:21:28 Let’s be clear. There are many paths to a sober life. Yet this is one of the major disagreements within the recovery community. We all seem to be so deeply entrenched in our own method and utterly convinced that our way is the only possible way to get sober. To the point that if you don’t do it my way, we believe you will drink and then you will ... »

Free Online Sobriety Support During Covid-19

Free Online Sobriety Support During Covid-19

2020-03-16 09:30:13 Tensions are high and uncertainty looms. I believe we are all collectively feeling the fear and anxiety that Covid-19 has unexpectedly brought into our lives. We see devastating photos and videos on the news and social media, and we hear scary numbers, and we worry. For those of us who have committed to being alcohol-free or those of you who may have just started your journey, ... »

The New Year: Time to De-Clutter Your Mind and Home

The New Year: Time to De-Clutter Your Mind and Home

2020-01-13 12:47:51 It is the start of a new year, a new decade and a perfect time to clear our homes of “stuff” that is blocking us for our goals! Original Source »

The Misinformation about Alcoholics Anonymous and Sobriety by Veronica Valli

The Misinformation about Alcoholics Anonymous and Sobriety by Veronica Valli

2020-01-12 21:44:04 In my almost twenty years of sobriety, I’ve been privy to hundreds — maybe thousands — of debates about the 12-step program of Alcoholics Anonymous, otherwise known as AA.  As someone who has found recovery through the program almost twenty years ago because there were simply no other options available, I am both a beneficiary and a proponent to be sure. As a former psycho... »

My 2019 Year in Review

My 2019 Year in Review

2019-12-30 23:36:45 It’s December 30 and frankly, I’m tired. I’m overwhelmed by all I’ve been through this year. My energy is low and I’m in the midst of a grief spell. Is that a thing? Well, it is for me. Every year I say the same thing: I don’t want the bad things that happened this year to overshadow the good. And I find that every time I’m feeling it – sad, angry, upset, frustrated, grie... »

The Recovery Evolution

The Recovery Evolution

2019-12-23 10:51:22 Every year is a year of change. We have no choice. We can push and pull and hold on for dear life, but it won’t matter. The Universe always has other plans for us. Try as we might, change happens. It’s impossible for change to be positive all the time, and change itself is a traumatic event – even the good kind. We must grieve for choices we didn’t make, things that didn’... »

Happy Sober Holidays!?!

Happy Sober Holidays!?!

2019-12-10 19:17:55 The good news is: it’s the Holidays, the bad news is: it’s the Holidays. Original Source »

The Unexplained Grief of Miscarriage

The Unexplained Grief of Miscarriage

2019-11-21 09:57:24 TW: Miscarriage Miscarriage. Like my friend Irina says, it’s a weird word and concept. Something we never think will happen to us, even when we get pregnant. Even though the statistics say otherwise. Between 10 and 15 percent of known pregnancies end in miscarriage, and this doesn’t account for the others that may occur for women who aren’t aware they’re pregnant.  I spent... »

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