I Stay Sober Without AA.

Throughout my formative years, despite clawing through a domestic mudslide of dysfunction and alcoholism, I never knew anyone who went to AA.  Considering that no one in my family ever got sober, I guess that isn’t really surprising.  So, as far as AA goes, I didn’t know much about it aside from assuming that it…

Whole30 is the REAL DEAL

I’m on day 20 of a January Whole30.  If you’re not familiar with Whole30, you can read all about it here.  While I’m sure the creator of Whole30, Melissa Hartwig, would cringe at my simplistic explanation, to me, it’s kind of a emotional baptism of my sugar-saturated, strung-out, carb-craving brain and the food that feeds…

New Year Resolutions – What If I’m Not Ready to Quit?

  Here it is, New Year’s Day.  A new year, a blank slate, a list of things you know you need or want to do differently, and an aching thumb from scrolling through endless “New Year, New You” bullshit on social media.   Ok, it’s not necessarily bullshit.  But it IS overblown in terms of…

Breaking Through.

I stopped drinking. I broke my addiction. I never ever thought I could do this. I was trapped, alone, in fear, sick, terrified, getting worse, getting scared, alone, isolated, losing sleep, losing time, watching years flee, feeling tears flow. Day after day of morning pages, I would talk about it. I would never call it…

Why I Need You.

It’s true confession time.  I suffered through my mental health and subsequent substance abuse FOR YEARS completely alone.  It is only very recently that that I admitted to another human being how badly I needed help in every way which led me to the beginning of the amazing journey I’m living now. However (comma), my…