Well, it has been a short while since I have blogged and I truly miss it! Though I have been no stranger to the amazing daily posts from my fellow bloggers, I must say that I have been priviledged to read some amazing topics, ideas, insights and personal battles with addiction, depression and anxiety! Just… Continue reading Am I An Example?
Just the other day I was nominated for the Liebster Award. Now if you all know me (or even if you do not..yet) let me tell you that this nomination is a big deal to me! I tend to have the “gift of gab” and love to put my thoughts out there. However the ability… Continue reading The Liebster Award Nomination
I can not thank everyone enough for acknowledging and supporting my blog regarding my bout of depression…you are all cherished and loved. You make the days of gray appear much, MUCH brighter! I would love to send to you all the love that I have in return! God Bless you all… However, there was a… Continue reading The fine line….
Let me start out by wishing all the love and support to my family and friends on this Valentines Day! May the love that you deserve be right there filling your heart and soul! Today I am feeling as though I can not find the strength or mental perseverance to fight the battle that depression… Continue reading Blocked by depression…
“As your insecurity becomes nourished, our relationship becomes poisoned.” – Dr. Steve Maraboli Wow! That is a powerful quotation! I can’t help but this that I have attributed to the poisoning of many relationships in my lifetime. Friends, family, business colleagues etc. Insecurities were a HUGE part of my existence. I faced what feels like… Continue reading Secure with Insecurities..
I was severely impacted today as I read a post on a popular social media’s page that was about a redundant drinking cycle that a loved sister was in. I found that this post hit home HARDCORE with me! I could swear that it was the very same words that I would write, with the… Continue reading The dreaded cycle..
I will have to tell you all that my loving husband has been a TRUE warrior in my battle for continued recovery. Now, don’t get me wrong, we have our moments like any couple does…I just think that we have developed a deepness in conversation that has added to our relationship has been WAY rewarding!! … Continue reading Is it a habit??
Wow! It has been a while since my last post. In the meantime, I have been consumed by the thoughts of addiction and the related stigma that can be attached. Now, I realize that I have touched on this subject in one of my earlier blogs, but it seems that as time goes, and the… Continue reading Is there a stigma?
Out of the darkness…I have pondered these words that have been muttered by not only myself, but by those who care very deeply for me and my well being. As you all know, I not only suffer from alcoholism but also severe anxiety and depression, so these words “get out of the darkness” can be… Continue reading Out of This Darkness….
As the days of trying to achieve sobriety and a semblance of a “regular” life go on, I realize that I have to be vividly aware of my disease on a moment to moment basis. I developed a wrong idea of what it meant to be aware of my addiction to alcohol. I never looked… Continue reading Endless Awareness..
I wonder if most of us have forgotten how hard it is to forgive the ones whom do us wrong? I wonder if we have forgotten how to forgive. Let me tell you that it has been a rough and cloudy battle, why should I forgive? I have wronged a LOT of people, and contrary… Continue reading Did we forget?
I want to start out by extending my deepest wishes for a healthy, prosperous and successful 2016! May all that you set out to achieve be accomplished! I wanted to talk about burning bridges. I seem to be the queen of this accomplishment. I have burned some that were intentional and some that were not… Continue reading Burning Bridges…
As I have spent countless hours personally debating, reading, googling and re-debating if I was consumed by my own addition to alcohol, I came across some interesting factoids that really impacted my view.. broadened it greatly if you will. One of the craziest statistics that I cam across was that 15 MILLION people in the… Continue reading The numbers add up…
I know that some of us are celebrating the Christmas holiday season or maybe celebrating any other holiday this time of year (not to pin-point any religion or celebration in particular). What I am trying to get at is that I am sure if you are anything like me, you have developed reasons to partake in… Continue reading ‘Tis The Season
Cant’t we just have two and be done? I have recently had a brief conversation with a near and dear friend whom can associate with alcoholism both physically and mentally. This friend had posed that very question to me as an interlude into a discussion. At first, my initial response would have eluded any attempts… Continue reading Two and Done?
Hiding… This term represents many areas of my life. Not just in my current and continual “status” of being a recovering alcoholic, but hiding for me goes WAY back. Let me start out by telling you that I am a great hider! I have considered myself somewhat of a magician when it comes to hiding.… Continue reading Hidden Spaces, Places, and Faces
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Well folks, as you more than likely were aware, I took some much needed self evauation time. Months actually. Time to reflect on the radical change in life that I was embarking on. Time to realign my views on what I set as priorities now that alcohol wasn’t on the top of my list. Time… Continue reading The Eye of the Storm