As of today, I’ve been sober for 8 years. That’s 2,922 days! These yearly milestones have become increasingly exciting and significant to
Anonymous Walls Crumblin’ Down – full disclosure in recovery
The other day, I was so thrilled to see an article about me and my husband in the Bleacher Report (GO SEAHAWKS!!!);
Alcohol Awareness Month
April is Alcohol Awareness Month per the National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD) . In an effort to increase
Recovery Runs in My Family
How many people can say that recovery runs in their family? Better yet, how many people can say it and be proud
Happy SOBER New Year
Happy 2014! My wish for all of my friends out there is for more peaceful and joyful moments in 2014. Only in
SEVEN YEARS OF SOBRIETY!
Seven Years – Still Sober! Today I bask in the shock, awe and glory of having lived SEVEN years in sobriety. SEVEN???
Passing it on – will I have alcoholic children?
My biggest fear in life is that my kids will become alcoholics. This potential strikes me to the core and nags at
Sober Again in Margaritaville – managing summertime sobriety
Summertime and sobriety may never sound like a glamorous combo to me. It’s always been my favorite time of the year. Ever
SoberChrystal – Top @Mentioned on Twitter! #sobriety
It’s been a while since I’ve made any noise – I’ve been a bit out of the recovery loop (don’t worry, I’m
Rock bottom – it’s just a story
Does an alcoholic have to hit rock bottom to get sober? The answer is no. Is it true that alcoholism doesn’t stay
Awkward moment – PEER PRESSURE and its impact on me…
I have been sitting on this awkward moment of peer pressure for two months now, having to continuously brush it off. Apparently,
A simple complement and how it has touched me…
Mark Twain nailed it when he said, “I can live for two months on a good complement.” I’d like to share a
‘Tis the season to get shit-faced – staying sober through the holidays
‘Tis the season to get shit-faced! The holidays – between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve in the US – can be one
Dangerously Close to Relapse
Last week it presented itself. That moment you look back on and think, “What the hell just happened? How could I let
What’s it like to drop your dad off at rehab? – I shall divulge…
I dropped my dad off at rehab this weekend, hopefully marking the end of his 42 yearlong rollercoaster ride with alcohol. This
What threatens my sobriety – getting sober is one thing, staying sober is another.
Triggers threaten my sobriety. There will always be moments in my life where I will just want to get shit-faced drunk. I