I talk about my recovery toolbox like it’s something I carry around with me. As if I were a carpenter about to build a home or a plumber about to fix a broken water heater. I suppose in a sense, I carry my toolbox around with me. When I close my eyes, I can see it. It’s red and worn from all the use I put it through for almost a decade. It has some really cool decals on it too. You know the ones you can get from the places you visit? Like NYC? Mine have my anon letters: AA and SANON.Read More
Not long ago, my friend gave me a Blessings Jar for my birthday. If you’re not familiar with how a Blessings Jar works, it’s a great way to recognize the good things that happen in our life throughout the year. Simply write it down, place it in the jar, and then read them every year…or whenever you need a boost to keep an attitude of gratitude. (You guys know I love my attitude of gratitude!)Read More
Not long ago, someone asked me an amazing question after learning about their partner’s addiction that I’d like to share:
“What to do until the shock and anxiety subsides enough that we can take care of ourselves and think straight? Being careful not to make impulsive regretful decisions.”
Wowzers! I told you it was amazing! Not only does it ask about self-care, it also shows awareness about making impulsive decisions during a vulnerable time.Read More
Have you ever heard your voice and thought, “Oh my gosh, that’s what I sound like? Ugh!” Me too. Since I’m over-the-hill, I don’t cringe the way I used to. Until now.
I started recording my podcast back in the beginning of February. Countless times, I attempted to record, listen, and then post my first episode. I couldn’t do it. Not for an entire month. I’d record it, listen, and then hit delete.Read More
What started as, “I need to get high so I can release some stress” or “I need to get high so I can avoid these feelings” has now become “I need to get high because I don’t know how to manage my stress or these emotions unless I do.”Read More