Hope

“Hope is an optimistic state of mind that is based on an expectation of positive outcomes with respect to events and circumstances in one’s life or the world at large.[1] As a verb, its definitions include: “expect with confidence” and “to cherish a desire with anticipation.” – Wikipedia. Today I received enough encouragement, and positive […]

Relapse

This year I would have had 10 years of continuous sobriety. But I don’t. I shared once at a meeting that I had this list of the most horrible things in life that if they would happen to me, I would give myself a free pass to drink, like the death of a loved one […]

Depression

Depression Did I want to drink? I honestly do not remember – at this point, I was 9.5 years sober and drinking was just not a part of my life. However, in midst of the chaos of splitting money, accounts, and furniture, getting ready for court, and trying to establish some normalcy for my kids, […]

Divorce

Two years ago I made a decision to leave my husband. I had no idea that this decision would bring on such profound distress in my life. I had no idea that I would be overcomed by the devastating inevitability that my happily ever after was ending, I had no idea that I would be […]