No more motivational pressure! Pressure is spreading like wildfire during this lockdown. There’s pressure to be more active, productive, and
6 tips for staying sober during social distancing
Staying sober amid social distancing and uncertainty The world is CLOSED. We live in the age of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic now.
What you don’t hear about depression
One of the most terrifying aspects of living with depression is that it’s nearly impossible to share your darkness with the people
Winter is here…and so is depression
I’m desperate for some sunny warm days. They lift my spirits, give me energy, and make me feel more like getting out
Surviving a shitty day in sobriety
Yesterday was a shitty day. The kind that will surely stick in my memory for the rest of my life. The details don’t
7 reasons to get excited about Spring – and tips for enduring the transition
In the wise words of Samuel L. Jackson, “Enough is enough!” I don’t know about you, but it’s the first day of
Luck o’ the sober! – sober on Saint Patrick’s Day
The vast majority of Americans who celebrate St. Patrick’s Day don’t give a shit about the Irish culture or Catholic background of this
HOPE is not a four-letter word
I’ve felt pretty defeated lately – can’t seem to get a handle on this depression and anxiety. My frustration is growing and I’m tired.
Seasonal Depression – 7 ways to help yourself through
Winter has always been like a big black hole for me, but this year is far worse than any I can remember.
10 tips for staying sober through the holidays (and enjoying it)
The holidays are hard. Sobriety is harder. Throw ’em together and get ready for a potential shit show. Whether you’re anticipating a
You are not alone
If you’ve ever felt alone, misunderstood, insignificant, scared, weak, furious, guilty, or just plain baffled about your addiction or someone else’s, you’re in
10 things you should know about people with anxiety
Anxiety makes daily life a real pain in the ass for everyone involved. We all feel anxious from time to time, but people with anxiety
Shame, SHAME, go away! I’m coming out AGAIN today!
I’m going to kick shame’s ass today. I hate shame. Unlike guilt, which is the feeling of doing something wrong, shame is the feeling
Sleeping with the “normie” – recovery with a spouse who drinks
My husband still drinks. I haven’t asked him to stop drinking because of my situation – that wouldn’t seem fair – he
3,000 Days Sober! No more stigma…
On this 3,000th day of my sobriety, I sit here amazed. I’m amazed at myself, of the life I’ve created, and at
Debunking the Dry Drunk
Somebody called me a “dry drunk” behind my back. That was over a year ago, but I’ve carried it with me ever