4 Years Sober I did it!

 I can barely even believe I am writing these words…I am past the four-year sober mark! If I can do it, so can you!

Day 6 of 30 Days to a Better Life in Sobriety

I came across a great website that I thought would be perfect for Day 6. I read practically every post on this website because it is so well written and I could totally relate to it all and best of all, use it to help my understanding of sobriety, recovery and addiction. So, for Day…

I am Second..A Great Celebrity Recovery Website

Just found this website and I have only had a chance to look over it really briefly. I found it through ‘The Christian Post‘ whilst reading about one of my favorite Christian singers ‘ Michael W. Smith’. He talks about his own experience of alcohol and drug recovery and they give a mention of ‘I Am…

Sobriety Bible…Faith is Amazing

I don’t know how to say this without sounding cheesy or without offending someone so I am just going to spit it out.. I did not choose God. God chose me. God must have been beside me all the time but I had never looked for him, thought about him or invited him in. This…

First 90 Days of Sobriety Revisited..

A GLANCE BACKWARD AFTER 2+ YEARS OF SOBRIETY & LESSONS LEARNED I have been reading some journal entries and drafted blog posts I wrote during the first 90 days of my sobriety. I remember well the clarity, determination and clearheadedness I felt. The beginning of sobriety is actually very simple in terms of priorities, life was…

Sobriety Bible – The Psalms 1, 3, 5, and 7

This post is for those interested in Faith and Religion. Since becoming a ‘reinstated’ (or maybe I should say ‘Born again Christian’ but that term kind of scares me and conjures up weird stereotypes) Christian and embarking on a relationship with God. (Which took me totally by surprise). I make an effort to do the…

Sobriety and Recovery Books

This was an interesting goal of mine; to share with all of you a comprehensive listing of all the books I have read over the past two years. Especially books on alcoholism. I don’t think I have included all of them but I definitely included the most memorable ones. When I first embarked on my…

Sobriety Quotes..Norman Vincent Peale Quotes

I have read many of Norman Vincent Peale books. I recommend them thoroughly! They do have a very religious tone though so they may not be for everyone. Here are just a few of many encouraging quotes by NVP that you can use to inspire you in your sobriety journey.  I find that simply by reading a few…

Rick Warren, Money, Sobriety, Christianity, Life..

I am baring everything right now whether it makes sense or not..I am reading Rick Warren’s book ‘The Purpose Driven Life’, I love it and it triggers this urge within me to write and try and make sense of what I am feeling. In fact, this is what sobriety has been about for me; trying…

Sobriety..Get Your Brain Working…

Get Your Brain Working – These are some of the things that help me..  Buy a desk calendar with a daily activity to get you thinking about something that interests you; crosswords, poems, trivia, sports etc Sign up for a daily devotional email to reaffirm your faith and to start the day off on the…

Sobriety Quote

I may have wrote this one already but it is so good. Definitley worth a second read: “If you don’t like who you are and where you are, don’t worry about it because you’re not stuck either with who you are or where you are. You can grow.” Zig Ziglar

Sobriety and Religion

Sobriety and Religion Before I stopped drinking, I had not given much thought to religion in a long time. I used to believe in God a long long time ago. Then I got into my teens and I got further and further away. When my Grandparents died, I was mad with God and pretty much…

Sobriety Is Not Easy

Living a life of sobriety is like living a double life for me. Of course my family  know that I had a problem with drink but my co-workers and new friends don’t. In the past, I mixed with people who were drinkers. That is pretty much how it went. To be honest, I didn’t really have much in common…

Sobriety and Laughter – A Thought For Today

Today I thought back to the early days of my sobriety, when practically everything seemed difficult. I remember thinking that I found it hard to laugh. This may sound strange but seriously, it was not easy for me to laugh naturally. For so long, my laughs were spurred by being tipsy or drunk, it is…

A Quick Way To Lift Your Mood

I am going to pass on a quick tip that will lift your mood. If you feel depressed, tired, useless, hopeless or maybe you don’t feel that bad but you could do with some more positivity to help you think about possibilities instead of hardship, then you will find this helpful. Before I give it…

Sobriety Inspiration Motivating Resources

If you need inspiration for sobriety, or want to create a new life for yourself, or need some lifting up then listen to this audio interview with Tony Robbins by Brendon Burchard. I am always on the lookout for inspiration, motivation, enthusiasm for life, personal development and success. This interview gave me an enormous lift when I needed it…

Recovering Me, Discovering Joy By Vivian Eisenecher – A Book Review

Vivian Eisenecher has written a brilliant book titled “Recovering Me, Discovering Joy”. I have long been interested in Vivian Eisenecher’s story. When I first embarked upon my own sobriety journey, I scoured the Internet for sobriety success stories and I came across Vivian’s website many times. I admire Vivian’s quest to help others using her…

Get Sober And Love Yourself….No One Else Is Better Than You

Get sober, go on, do it. It is hard as hell but you know what, you get yourself back. You get your self respect back, you don’t have to feel apologetic and guilty all the time, you don’t have to look at other people and think how together they are and how superior they are…