Creating New Traditions for a Sober New Year’s Eve

Well, ladies and gents, New Year’s Eve is fast approaching! I think this may just be, by all accounts, the biggest drinking day in the entire world! And here we are sober! Oh, hot damn, how do we get through this night sober!? I have read lots of advice/comments on how to survive the New…

The Sober Holidays Survival Guide

Oh, what can be said about the wonderful holiday season!? It’s stressful. It’s demanding, it’s exhausting. It sure can be a challenge in sobriety! But it is nothing compared to the way I used to spend my holiday season… drunk and miserable. Today I make new memories. Sobriety gave me new life and a new…

Happy St. Patrick’s Day Sober

How did St. Patrick’s Day become all about getting wasted!? Does anyone actually know what the holiday is about? I sure did not know, till I got sober. (If you’re still not quite sure, you can read about it HERE. I loved all drinking type holidays because it always meant that my drunk behavior, however outrageous, could…

How to Survive the Holiday Season Absolutely Sober

Sobriety gave me a new life and a new perspective. It gave me holidays spent with family, laughing and hugging. It has made me focus on the important things in life, like my family. Today, I focus on creating new holiday memories. Even giving presents has become a new ritual; I no longer focus on…

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!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day Sober

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How did St. Patrick’s Day become all about getting wasted!? Does anyone actually know what the holiday is about? I sure didn’t know, till I got sober. (If you’re still not quite sure, you can read about it HERE. I loved all drinking type holidays because it always meant that…