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…

Home Podcast Sobriety Podcast

Home Podcast

Great Alcoholism Sobriety Podcast I just discovered Home Podcast. This is an amazing resource for Men and Women. Home Podcast The podcast is called “Home” and is presented by Laura McKowen & Holly Whitaker. Available for download on ITunes. I am a huge fan of podcasts, I began listening when I stopped drinking alcohol. I mention some…

Handling difficult times without a drink

Handling Difficult Times Without A Drink

Before I gave up drinking alcohol, I wondered how I  would handle difficult times without a drink; Break ups, deaths, bad days, arguments, depression, all of these seemed impossible to cope with without a drink. But I have found over time that it is very possible, I have coped quite well in many difficult scenerios. Unfortunately,…

Not Drinking Alcohol At Christmas Time

Drinking Alcohol at Christmas ~ I’m not missing out on anything At this point in my sobriety I don’t feel like I am going without by not drinking alcohol, thankfully 7 years on from quitting drinking alcohol I no longer crave the escape I once did, infact, I even purchased a few alcohol themed gifts…

Why are you drinking alcohol?

Why Are You Drinking Alcohol?

Why Are You Drinking Alcohol? If you are reading this post, it’s possible that you are concerned with your drinking habits. Your life may be spiraling out of control, and rather than enjoying the occasional alcoholic drink, you have lost control and can no longer cope with the way things are. Maybe you no longer feel comfortable unless…

My Phases in Sobriety

I have been though a lot of phases during my 7 years of sobriety, they are in no particular order: Completely Clueless Petrified Emotional disaster – roller coaster comes to mind Born again holier than thou Christian – it’s ok, I’m better now, still a believer but not holier than thou! People pleaser Copycat Hermit…

Drug Alcohol Recovery

Drug Alcohol Recovery Resources

I recently received this helpful list of Drug Alcohol Resources via email from Kathleen. I have checked each resource and they are indeed helpful. Please read and pass along to anyone else who may need them. If you are looking for specific information about Drug Alcohol Resources, please check my links which are full of…

What do you need to get sober?

What Do You Need To Get Sober?

What do you need to get sober? Please list absolutely anything you think may help you to get sober, if you aren’t comfortable leaving comments, please email me at madison@recoveryprincess.co m. Let me tell you why I’m asking for this info. Before I got sober, I didn’t really know what I needed to get sober…

Sober Grid Recovery App

Sober Grid Recovery App

Sober Grid Recovery App  – Sobriety App! Sober Grid Recovery App is a free app for Google Android, and Apple iOS devices. “The Sober Grid Recovery App is for people in recovery and people who want to live sober lifestyles, free from drugs and alcohol. The app is designed to allow sober people to easily…

10 Things To Do Today For A Better Sober Day

Sign up to Quora.com – Fascinating answers to every question imaginable written by everyday people & people in the public eye alike Get creative and futuristic by trying your hand at designing anything you can dream up on Tinkercad.com – This is a great one for kids too Read something that increases your IQ a…

Ray Dalio Principles

Ray Dalio Principles

I recently read the book “Money Master The Game” by Tony Robbins, I recommend it especially for anyone who has a 401K or any stocks/options etc, one of the contributors to the book is Ray Dalio, my curiosity peaked and I read a little about him on Wikipedia which led me to an essay he…

Post Acute Withdrawal Alcohol

Post Acute Withdrawal Alcohol PAWS

The early days of sobriety When I gave up drinking alcohol seven years ago, I researched as much as I could about what to expect in sobriety. I never came across the term Post Acute Withdrawal Alcohol Symptoms from Alcohol, or “P.A.W.S” back then. Here is what I want to share it with you. What…

10 Years Sober

10 Years Sober Maureen Herman

  Today I have officially got 7 seven years of continued sobriety without relapse and I find myself wanting to know more about the changes in other people in long term sobriety which is how I came across this brilliant article about Maureen’s 10 Years Sober. My first year sober The first year of sobriety…

Addiction Quote

An Antidote for Addiction?

Are you lacking in real human connection? Throughout my alcohol addiction I was constantly around people but still felt disconnected. Relationships are essential to our wellbeing as social beings but as time goes by we can find that we are lacking in solid relationships with people. This article on Pyschology Today recites the famous Rat &…

Alcohol Recovery

Jackie Warner Quit Drinking for a Year

I first came across Jackie Warner on a reality TV Show “Work out” a few years back. Since giving up alcohol I pay way more attention to my health and fitness than I did before so thus show held my interest. I like What I saw of Jackie Warner, a smart, strong business woman. One…