I’ve decided that strict routines are a recipe for mental disasters. They make me crazy. But, when I mix up my routines a bit, this changes my groove for the whole day. I make small changes in the direction I take to get places, I change what I eat and where I eat it, IContinue reading “Who’s Bored?!”
I see a lot of folks offering things like: “Pray about it.” Or “Connect with your higher power.” Or “Have you asked God for help?” What I don’t see a lot of – and I’m talking about activity in rooms for addiction and/or recovery – is, “What have you done to try to fix this?” Or “WhatContinue reading “Prayer IS An Action. But – – – Wait A Minute!”
Are you thinking you want to get sober because your life SUCKS? Yeah. I’ve been there. Check this out. Here’s what you no longer have to worry about if you choose to stop swallowing alcohol… When you’re sober, you will NOT: Drunk dial anyone, drive drunk, pass out, black out, experience hangovers, spend hard-earned moneyContinue reading “Are You DRUNK Right Now?”
I watched this video on YouTube and my heart sank. These women have ZERO self-respect. ZERO integrity. What happened to employing a little courtesy when out in public? What happened to showing another person just a little respect? I don’t know… There is no excuse for the madness. There is no excuse for the lackContinue reading “How Embarrassing.”
I realize not all people are fond of change. In fact, the mere idea of it freaks some people out. I – and a handful of others – like it – a lot. Change offers opportunities to learn things, which is why I have never been opposed to going back to inpatient treatment for myContinue reading “Inpatient Rehab”
Especially in light of the duties of our spirit guides? I’ll try to keep this short. It’s Saturday and everyone’s got stuff to do. Okay, first who coined this term Guardian Angel? The name itself implies there’s some guarding going on. But guarding from whom? From what? How does our Angel do this? Especially whenContinue reading “What EXACTLY Is The Function Of A Guardian Angel?”
There is always a way. Figure it out.
You weren’t where you are today? Remember what you were doing and who you were with? Remember life before kids and pets? Remember who you were when you were still in school? Are you still that person? Sort of a hard question to answer, isn’t it…? Yes, I think so. Not exactly. Sort of, butContinue reading “Do You Remember Back 10 Years Ago When …”
So. What do we do when we realize or become aware of this internal force that’s been driving us our entire lives? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller? Do I follow this impulse, this movement inside me, or do I pull up on the reins and say, “Whoa there. Let me just think on this for aContinue reading “Wait A Minute! Why Does Fate Get To Author My Life?”
We could look at our addiction as a monstrous and toothy beast that needs to be chained up and kept at bay. It might be helpful to recognize that people, addicted or not, are complicated and complex with multiple moving inner bits and pieces. Our addiction and our cravings and our urges and our behaviorsContinue reading “A Wild BEAST Monster!”
“It wasn’t my choice to drink.” “But you did it anyway?” “Yeah.” “Well, whose choice choice was it?” “Mine. But I didn’t want to do it.” “That doesn’t seem to have anything to do with anything – does it?” “What? Not wanting to drink”” “Yes, because you went right ahead and did it anyway, didn’tContinue reading “A Conversation …”
Here’s a little something to shine the light on… I think many of us have these worn down mental pathways of thinking that reinforce ugly feelings. And once we feel these ugly feelings – they – in turn – reinforce the ugly thoughts. And we go ’round and ’round in ugly circles. What might beContinue reading “For Those New To Sobriety~”
Meet Starla and Buster. Oh, sure. They look sweet. But, as I lay here in the dark and warm cocoon of my bed covers I’m listening to them tear into the small trashcan next to my favorite chair in the living room. Of course, they know they’re not supposed to be in it. If IContinue reading “My Cats Are In The Trash.”
Some folks are going crazy. Some folks are becoming sane. Some folks are going in circles. Some folks go backwards. Some folks try to go too many places at the same time. Some folks take the long-winded roads. Others take short cuts. Some folks only go somewhere in their minds. Some folks go to aContinue reading “Where Are You Going?”
Staying sober will always be a challenge. There is ALWAYS an alternative to having a drink.