In sobriety, there is always a fear of the dreaded relapse. Am I going to screw this up? Will I end up back where I was? In fact, according to Alcohol.org, 40-60% of us will relapse at some point in our recovery. The good news is that you don’t necessarily have to be one of […]
One of the biggest tools in my sobriety toolbox has been meditation. When you hear the word “meditation” what comes to mind? Is it bearded yogis in flowing tunics peacefully “om” -ing in an idyllic, natural setting? Or is it bendy, sculpted twenty-somethings in Lululemon with mandala tattoos posing peacefully in a yoga studio on Instagram […]
I’ve written before about how to get people to support your sobriety, so today I want to tackle how to handle people who either don’t support your sobriety or aren’t taking it seriously.
As you approach your first weekend of sobriety, it’s important to think about how you can avoid triggers that might tempt you into drinking. For the majority of people, it’s difficult in the early days to engage in your usual weekend activities when alcohol is out of the equation.
I have always loved New Year’s Day. To be clear, I love the IDEA of New Year’s Day. There is something genuinely magical about feeling like you get to start over. As with every year, millions (billions?) of people will be waking up to resolutions and goals, promises made and yet to be kept. You, my friend, are among them. Today is the first day of Dry January 2019.
Today, I have two years of sobriety.
I’ve been thinking about what I wanted to say about this milestone, how to be helpful. Whenever someone asks me how I managed to quit drinking, I struggle a little to answer.