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 of my drinking I had alienated all my friends and there was no one left that would put up with my alcohol induced behavior. My reckless behavior had also left me feeling ashamed and worthless….

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!

Be Still My Broken Heart

It sucks when you start crying on the metro train to work before 9 am. It’s a weird feeling like drinking before noon, or something – it’s just not something you are supposed to do, right?  As the tears flow down my cheeks faster than I can wipe them, I am furiously muttering under my…

How Meditation Can Improve Your Recovery

In early sobriety I noticed that my mind was always working overtime. Often, I was dwelling on something negative, or about how things ought to be or should have been, or I was holding on to emotions such as anger, sadness, or jealousy. It was very difficult to overcome this internal chatter and it was…

100 Fun Things to Do Sober – 2016

  Having fun in sobriety can be a whole new learning process. Like a toddler learning to walk, being sober means relearning everything we thought we once only knew how to do while drinking. In early recovery especially, we tend to find ourselves consumed by this great big fear that once we quit drinking, our…

7 Awesome Tips For Surviving July 4th Sober

Here in Washington, DC we are getting ready to celebrate America’s birthday, also known as the Independence Day, or The Fourth of July. Of course with all the parades, street festivals, concerts, fireworks, and drinking, this one holiday for me, turned out to be the most difficult to get through and stay sober. Back in…