October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM)

This is a topic that is dear to me, and a topic that I believe that I have not spoken about enough.  Most of us do not understand what abuse is, because often it is not physical in nature. Many victims go on for years not realizing that they have been severely abused, because they…

Out of the Darkness

Join Me in Supporting the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. I’m walking in the Out of the Darkness Washington DC Walk to fight suicide and support AFSP’s bold goal to reduce the suicide rate 20% by 2025. Some staggering facts: In 2014 (latest available data), there were 42,773 reported suicide deaths. Suicide is the fourth leading cause of…

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.

THE LAW OF ATTRACTION

Law of attraction (New Thought)  from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia In the New Thought philosophy, the law of attraction is the belief that by focusing on positive or negative thoughts a person brings positive or negative experiences into their life. The belief is based on the idea that people and their thoughts are both made from…

Being a Sober Mom Is the Greatest Gift

Many people continue to believe that alcohol addiction is a character flaw or a weakness in a person. They may believe that the alcoholic simply cannot hold their booze and should just stop! But there are many factors as to why a person continues to use despite the negative consequences. This seems to be more…

Sober Courage Year in Review – 2016

It has been yet another very exciting year for the Sober Courage blog! I had a great privilege to do several interviews with some amazing recovery worriers! I also was able to start my very own podcast on the SRN Network which I am really excited to continue next year.  During the second half of 2016…