A Letter To A Friend

How are you doing? I know you say you are fine but how are you really doing? I see the pain in your eyes, I know the panic and dread you face every day. I know because I have experienced it too. Do you know what you need to do? I’m sure you do but…

Alcohol Messes Stuff Up!

Here are some things that I believe alcohol messes up!: Character – alcohol changes a persons character, (character – “the mental and moral qualities distinctive to and individual“) both immediately and over the duration of their lifespan Alcohol stunts personal growth – (personal growth – “Personal development covers activities that improve awareness and identity, develop talents and…

Some Reflection & A Meandering Post From Me…….

This blog has become a haven of sorts for me. It’s the place I come to for many different reasons, it’s where I can come when I am lonely, confused, happy, or simply when I have something to share. I relate to the title of an alcohol recovery podcast I listen to called “Home” (highly…

12 Smart Things To Do When The Booze And The Drugs Are Gone

Seek and you will find! More about emotional sobriety….Found this link to a free pdf of the Book “12 Smart Things To Do When The Booze And The Drugs Are Gone written by Allen Berger. I’m about to begin reading…let me know what y’all think!   Hope It helps.

The Next Frontier: Emotional Sobriety – An article by Bill W

This is a good read. Being sober for a long time doesn’t mean everything is fine. You still have to work on the inner world, at least I certainly do! As always, when I’m going through a rough patch, often for no obvious reason, I search for answers and I always find them. Today I…

I Am Not Your Guru – Anthony Robbins on Netflix – Watch it!

Great insightful look at what actually happens inside one of Tony Robbins Date with Destiny 6 day events. I watched some people breakdown and then breakthrough, saw Tony connect with people who were hurting. What I admired is that these people are not just looking for change or new perspective, they are actually going for…

250 Subscribers!

Just want to thank all of my wonderful subscribers! For some reason I only began seriously trying to get some loyal followers a year ago even though this blog has been going for nearly 9 years. So thank you everyone for subscribing! I hope to get more of a flow going with the content I…

Get Up Early And Plan Your Day

When I first quit drinking alcohol, I used to wake up super early and begin planning my day. It was an exciting time, I loved the sense of creating a whole new life and it was so different to how I had been spending all my previous mornings; hungover! I am having a morning like…

Remind Yourself Of Who You Truly Are

I think we all need to remind ourselves of just how unique we are and celebrate our accomplishments I remind myself that I am a pretty amazing human being who has lived a very versatile, and interesting life. I remind myself that I am a devoted mother who always puts her kids first and loves them…

Why Haven't I Relapsed From Alcohol?

Why Haven’t I Relapsed?

Nearly 9 Years Sober from Alcohol I passed the 8 years sober mark, now on my way to 9 years of sobriety! Wow, considering all I’ve been through in the 9 years since I quit drinking alcohol, I am surprised that I haven’t relapsed. I recently heard through the grapevine that someone I knew a…

Art to Inspire

Use Art to Inspire You

I like having visual reminders to lift my mood remind me to stay balanced, and to enjoy and appreciate all the good things in life. Just like I use Instagram to motivate and fill me with enthusiasm by following people I am interested in and admire, I use art and photography around my home to keep…

make money online

Make Money Online

Make Money Online So I stopped drinking 8 years ago that’s also the start of me learning how to make money online, I began this blog and then set about exploring a whole new way of life. Along the way I have explored my curiosities and learned to live a new life without alcohol. When…

how to live without alcohol

How To Live Without Alcohol

IT HAS BEEN 8 YEARS SINCE I STOPPED DRINKING ALCOHOL When I stopped drinking alcohol I had to learn how to live without alcohol. So far my methods are working. It has been 8 years since I stopped drinking alcohol without relapse. Sometimes I feel focused and on track, I know what I want and work toward it…

long term sobriety

I Have A Problem And It’s Not Alcohol

Drinking is not a problem for me anymore. This might be boring for those of you who are newly sober or trying to get sober but I’m going to share anyway because if you get to 8 years sober you might relate. There was a time when I wondered what the heck I was going to…

Colin Powell's 13 Life Rules

Colin Powell’s 13 Life Rules

Colin Powell’s 13 Life Rules For ………Future Leaders Colin Powell’s 13 Life Rules For Any Future Leader, In his book “It Worked for Me: In Life and Leadership,” the four-star general and former secretary of state shares the 13 rules he lives by and how he learned them. From staying optimistic to checking your ego, the…

Self Esteem Quote

Self Esteem Quote

You have to look at self-esteem through the framework of problem solving. Feeling good about yourself is a problem you have to solve; you solve it by learning how to do things better, not by talking about it and feeling better artificially or fleetingly Source: Empoweringparents.com To constantly remind yourself of how to rid yourself…

8 years sober

8 Years Sober Alcohol

Has anyone made it to 8 Years Sober? I am 8 Years Sober! I would love to hear from you. I wonder what long term sobriety looks and feels like for others on the path for this amount of time. I’m looking for 8 years Sober buddies! What has changed the most? What did you…

Being sober

What is the Biggest Gift Sobriety Gives to Your Life?

In answer to the above question the following springs to mind: 1) My SOBRIETY has given my kids their childhood 2) My SOBRIETY gives me awesome wonder as opposed to fear about the future 3) My SOBRIETY gIves me the opportunity to create a life I want to live enthusiastically 4) My SOBRIETY gives me clarity 5)…

The Tools Book

The Tools Book by Phil Stutz and Barry Michels

Book Recommedation “The Tools” I recently began listening to audiobooks, I’ve listened to podcasts for a long time but for some reason the audiobooks didn’t appeal to me. More recently I decided to try again and ended up listening to 3 books in a week! Here is a Free 30 Day Trial of Audible Personal Development…