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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 eventeven 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 et 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... »

A Retreat Back to Self

A Retreat Back to Self

2019-10-03 13:01:19 When I got sober I felt like everything was a transformative experience. Swimming in the pool, watching flowers bloom in the summer rain, spending time with my loved ones, running outside, my first wedding sober, my first sober travel experience, my first sober everything. It all felt new and raw and real, and pretty amazing.  But then life happened and I grew up. I got so... »

What it's Really Like to Wake Up Without Hangovers

Comment c'est se réveiller sans la gueule de bois,en

2019-08-19 08:54:49 I’ve met some interesting people in my life. Some of the most interesting are those people who say they don’t get hangovers. It’s still kind of impossible for me to wrap my mind around this concept. I am still doubtful. Vraiment? You drink all night long and don’t feel hungover at all the next day? “I just don’t get hangovers,” they’d say. Insert *mind blow* emoji here. How is th... »

The Magic and Peace of a Dry Town

The Magic and Peace of a Dry Town

2019-08-03 14:49:14 Nothing got me more pumped for summer than knowing I’d be spending a week of it down the shore. If you don’t know the phrase “down the shore,” than you probably aren’t from Philadelphia or the tri-state area. Anyone from the suburbs of Philly like me, knows that every summer starting on Memorial Day weekend, everyone heads to the jersey shore. The New Jersey coastline includes ... »

Why is Staying Sober in the Summer So Hard?

Why is Staying Sober in the Summer So Hard?

2019-07-19 15:37:16 Temperatures are heating up—and that means more challenges for people in recovery. Original Source »

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