Waking up to truth.

Day 52 and I’m beginning to examine my life, and the role alcohol played in its entirety. I’ve been living in alcoholic systems since I was…

Balancing Relationships Alcohol-Free

Day 51 and what’s coming up for me are my instincts about people. Backing up, I’m unsure of relationships at times. I expect a lot from…

Day 47: My brain is healing before my eyes, literally!

What an incredible discovery this morning. Truly, this is significant. I woke up this morning, threw on my readers and proceeded to see a blurry text on my computer screen…

Day 45: Dreaming of my poison.

  Yikes. If Wolfie can’t get my attention when I’m awake, she certainly can when I’m sleeping! I’ve had so many dreams…

No More Shame

I recently read about a woman who describes living an alcohol-free life as feeling like she had taken off her roller skates. Before breaking up with booze, she was…

Day 39: On the road to freedom.

  Today, I am living in the “pink cloud” glow and the future is looking bright. It took the last two weeks to push through feelings of loss…

Day 33 Review

I’ve been down Recovery Road at the intersection of Day 33 before so I’m not necessarily feeling badass — yet. Once I pass 70, I will…

About Tonight

I’m visiting my brother and his family. All of the kids are home from college and the wine is flowing. Jake Owen is playing tonight. Everyone is getting…

Swing Time

You know when you get on a swingset and push off sending yourself back so you can go forwards. You pump your legs, putting effort into it so you can…

Lifting

Today is a good day. The heaviness of the last several days is starting to lift a bit. I was told last night at a Smart Recovery meeting that I…

Be Still

No wonder I avoid being alcohol-free and have a hard time sustaining it. I’m faced with the reality of what has hurt me so very deeply all…

Wrecked

Hmmm. Last night was the pits. Specifically at bedtime. Just prior I had had a great walk — nearly 6 miles, spent time with my dogs, spoke to my husband…