I'm sure you may have some anxiety in early sobriety or years after!
It's healthy, and it's ok.
We spend so many years drinking to cover the anxiety that we don't have any other ways to cope and deal. You may also start to realize you were always an anxious person and trace this back to childhood.
Millions suffer from it.
These subtle shifts have helped me reduce my anxiety in my sobriety!
Are you are in a little funk currently because you are feeling stuck in your Sobriety/Recovery journey.
I get it.
I've been on this road for eight years and have gone through being stuck, lows of self-doubt, and needing pep talks daily.
When I discovered the practice of daily affirmations, things started to change for me when it came to what story I was telling myself. I started my training a few years back, and I began to feel lighter and free. I believe in the power...
Sober Vibes Feature
Here is the fantastic Courtney sending the Sober Vibes since 4/30/18...
"I take beautiful pictures of my family and post them with pride....look at my beautiful family!! Look at my beautiful home! Just keep looking at those things...and don't look at me...because if you would look at me, you would see a broken, selfish, lost alcoholic...If you would've asked me two years ago if this was possible, I would've laughed in your face...but I'm here, and I'm a perfect example o...
Sober VIbes Feature-
Here is the strong Gabi sending the Sober Vibes since 1/13/11...
"Today, I've been sober for nine years.
Over the last nine years, my life has Continuously changed - like clay.
Taken from the very bottom & molded into something beautiful.
Sobriety has been very kind to me: forgiveness, marriage, kids, travels, college degrees, friendship, family. But most importantly, peace.
I am not perfect.
I am not the poster child for sobriety.
I am just... doing the best I can.
Sober Vibes Feature
Here is the fantastic Jen sending the Sober Vibes since 5/1/11...
“9 YEARS SOBER!
I will always share the truth of my addiction story because there is an umbrella of silence hanging above those of us recovering from drug use, and we do not need to be ashamed!
But today, my heart feels called to talk about my recovery story!
I want to tell you how each morning I get to wake up in my bed and when the sun peeks through the window... there’s no more fear of not...
Sober Vibes Feature
Here is the fantastic Rebecca sending the Sober Vibes since 4/4/11...
“Every day I wake up, I now have a choice of how I am going to live. In my active drinking career, I did not. I believe we all know the story of how it happens. Our stories are the fuel to our drinking, and when we get done telling the story of why we need to drink, we can then rewrite the story to how we no longer need to drink. For this to happen, we must realize the problem. My problem...
One of my favorite things about becoming sober is getting to focus on myself through personal development. This has a lot of different forms: exercise, finances and budgeting, or even just learning how to be happy without booze. The list of ways to improve yourself is practically infinite.
And when you think about learning, you might think about cracking open a book and learning from someone else. There are loads of sobriety & recovery stories out there to inspire, but...
Have you ever wondered?
Yes, wondered who is really in control of the relationship between you and alcohol?
I spent four years out of my ten-year relationship, trying to control alcohol.
I would spend months in a cycle of no shots, no liquor, only drinking on the weekends, and also taking periods completely off from drinking.
Alcohol and I were a continuous toxic and exhausting relationship.
My love affair with alcohol always brought me to a place of shame, guilt, failure,...
Is it just me or are you craving a summer getaway this early into the year, too? One of my favorite ways to spoil myself in the summer is with an icy beverage - virgin style. Since I'm cooped up inside waiting for summer, I decided to dip my toe into the mocktail waters and try some fancy virgin cocktails - just for fun!
Many of these mocktails focus on serving the original cocktail virgin style which is great for serving for any party or special occasion. My...
I get what it's like to get stuck in alcohol cravings.
The itch is what I like to call it. In my first two years of Sobriety, I had cravings a lot. It's normal because I spent a decade in a toxic love affair with alcohol.
Here are my 3 Tips to help you push through alcohol cravings.
1) Do something else.
When the craving hits, don't just sit in it the thoughts of it. First, except this is normal, and DO NOT beat yourself up about it. Second, DO...