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I remember my first year sober being quite difficult, and mostly spent trying to just stay sober. I didn’t wonder […]

Staying Emotionally Balanced in Recovery

Early in sobriety, I realized that this chaotic cycle and all my efforts to control everything made me absolutely miserable. All that drama made it hard to live, be happy, and stay sober at the same time. It just becomes too much work to constantly have to control everything around me.

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4 Ways To Love Yourself

I remember being very lonely in my early recovery. I felt broken and I was in lots of pain. By the end […]

Attitude of Gratitude?

Oh, sometimes I hate that cheesy saying (LOL), and sometimes I hate when someone uses it as a topic for a meeting! BUT it also never fails to get me out of a bad mood, or sadness, or self-pity, or even huge bouts of fear. Of course it is always easier to be positive and grateful when things go my way than when everything seems to be falling apart! And lately it seems like every day something falls completely apart!

Sober Moms ›

Sober Moms: Parenting a Tween

I know that I need to adjust my parenting style, after all she is not a little kid anymore! I also want to learn how to manage my stress levels, because I surely never want to get to the point when drinking seems like a good idea.

Personal Story ›

When Addiction Collides with Tragedy

That's what alcohol did for me. It was my drink all you want card - my mom has cancer, gulp, gulp, and thousands of people just died, gulp, gulp, have another! I was so emotionally unavailable, and totally incapable of doing anything but numbing myself by getting drunk.

Who Am I Becoming?

To be, or not to be, that is the question: Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings […]

You Tried to Break Me

a poem by Magz Shores you tried to break me everything you once loved about me now you hate me […]

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