Black And White Thinking: What It Is And Why It’s Hurting You
Mental Health

Black And White Thinking: What It Is And Why It’s Hurting You

The Dangers Of Black And White Thinking Do you ever catch yourself using extreme language for things that don’t require it? Here’s what I mean.  I had the worst day…

What’s Love Got To Do With It?
Personal Growth

What’s Love Got To Do With It?

Today is Valentine’s Day and that used to mean wayyyy too much to me. I loathed this day.  It felt like the entire world was loud on purpose. The day…

Sobriety And The (Misguided) Pursuit Of Happiness
Sobriety

Sobriety And The (Misguided) Pursuit Of Happiness

I’ve said it before, but it bears repeating: sobriety can’t fix everything.  When you are in thralls of addiction and heavy drinking, it feels like if you can just quit…

Relapse Isn’t Part of Recovery. It’s Part Of Addiction.
Getting Started | Sobriety

Relapse Isn’t Part of Recovery. It’s Part Of Addiction.

Relapse is part of recovery, right? We hear this a lot in the recovery community, but is it accurate? At the core of this message is an admission that for…

If I Had To Get Sober Again, Here’s What I’d Do Differently
Getting Started | Sobriety

If I Had To Get Sober Again, Here’s What I’d Do Differently

How I’d Get Sober Differently I recently celebrated three years of sobriety and could not be more grateful. I have a delicious, somewhat boring life, an adorable daughter, a loving…

Sobriety Is Not The Ultimate Goal. A Good Life Is.
Sobriety

Sobriety Is Not The Ultimate Goal. A Good Life Is.

Let’s set some expectations about sobriety.  It’s not the end-all-be-all solution to your life. Neither is it the magic bullet solution that will straighten out your problems.  I thought maybe…