Just Breathe…

Most of what I fear never materializes. I make up stories in my head and manipulate myself into believing they are fact. I’m still learning to treat myself better - to be as honest with myself as I am with others.

Moving Forward with Gratitude

“I had hoped that by now she would have forgotten about the bad days. I had hoped that those memories – that desperate version of her mother - would fade away as time went on, but it hasn't – she still remembers when I was sick. And that is OK! It is OK that she remembers those times, because I still remember too. I don’t want to forget, and sometimes I need that humbling reminder that I am just one drink away from leaving her again.” Vanessa Day #recovery #sobermom #womeninrecovery

The Power of Eye Gazing

I attended a women's recovery workshop this past weekend that focused on self-acceptance and self-esteem. I wanted to share something I experienced there, because it had such lasting impact on me that I am still thinking about it days later. After one of the speakers (an incredible woman with over 30 years of recovery) finished... Continue Reading →

Women in Recovery

I left last night wishing the world could learn to treat human beings with the same amount of grace and dignity we women treated each other with in that room last night.

Recovery – Daily Gratitude

I realized today that I haven't posted in almost 2 months. Eeeek! I can't believe it has been that long! Sometimes, I feel like I have nothing new to say, or I wonder if anyone is even out there listening, and then I have to remind myself that I started this blog as a testament... Continue Reading →

Tips on Staying Sober for the Holidays

The holidays are upon us! Can you believe it? This year seems to have flown by extra fast! As a recovering person, this time of year can stir up extra feelings of anxiety and/or a heightened sense of "danger" - as in there seems to be alcohol EVERYWHERE! Ughhh! So how does a recovering person stay focused on sobriety when everywhere they... Continue Reading →

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