And You Wonder How You Got There.

Where we are in life is a result of choices we’ve made. I read, on a regular basis, that folks are unhappy with the situations they’re in. These situations range from marriage and partnership to jobs and freedom. It’s weird. The way I see it – nearly everything we do is the result of aContinue reading “And You Wonder How You Got There.”

When I Don’t Know What To Do, I

Stop breathing. Only for a second. I think real hard and squish my eyebrows together in concentration. And then I start the mental process of elimination – regarding the issue at hand – and I keep going until I have nothing left but one choice. Sometimes, I even have to write it all down soContinue reading “When I Don’t Know What To Do, I”

Conclusions Vs Decisions. ๐Ÿคจ

What’s the difference between a conclusion and a decision? Does concluding something mean I’ve come to an understanding about it? Does deciding something mean I’ve chosen one thing over something else? Are these just a handful of words that all mean the same shit? I can decide lots of things without really thinking about themContinue reading “Conclusions Vs Decisions. ๐Ÿคจ”

Toss It In The Dumpster.

As long as folks who are struggling to get or stay sober keep that drink on the top shelf of their mind – rather than tossing it in the dumpster where it belongs – it’s going to stare them right back in the face. Getting and staying sober doesn’t have to be such a struggle.Continue reading “Toss It In The Dumpster.”

Am I Sober or Am I In Recovery?

What’s the difference? It’s BIG. Is there a difference? YES. To be sober – one needs to stop swallowing alcohol. That’s it. To be in recovery – one needs to become a non-drinker. These are two very different positions to take. The first is a change in outward behavior. Don’t pick up a drink. TheContinue reading “Am I Sober or Am I In Recovery?”

Do Alcoholics Ever FULLY Recover? ๐Ÿค”

I was walking the kittens yesterday when an idea overtook the direction of my thinking. Do Alcoholics ever fully recover? I considered that as long as I continue to – not drink alcohol – my alcoholism stays dormant. Perhaps like cancer? (I’ve never had cancer) But if I ever choose to pick up again, I’llContinue reading “Do Alcoholics Ever FULLY Recover? ๐Ÿค””