LOL… not funny

This morning, I stopped at the local gas station to grab my morning coffee…  As I walked past this display, this sign caught my eye…  for obvious reasons. That word, the word that has been in my vocabulary so often for the last few years.  The word that has tried to define me, the word…

Move your feet…

Another great meeting last night, another opportunity to listen, reflect and hear stories of hope and peace. There always seems that there is (at least) one simple statement that really ring true, and last night was no exception… A gentleman was saying that on earth thing he is working on is not letting his mind…

Enjoy the Journey

It’s a bit cliché, and heard often.  There are many variations of the premise.  Maybe it was Aerosmith that said it best: ‘Life’s a journey, not a destination’ The meaning behind all of these cliché phrases, are to not just enjoy the end, but enjoy the journey. How true this has been in recovery! For…

When Simplicity in Sobriety is Not So Simple..

One thing I’ve been focusing on in recovery and part of the inspiration for the name of this blog, is to keep things simple. However, I’ve been noticing this simple mindset is anything but. It’s a result of the insanity of this disease and the selfishness that’s driven me so deep, but I’ve always been…

Experiencing Grief – from the loss of drinking?

So, the past few days have been tough, and I’m not really sure why…  I just don’t feel that ‘spark’ that I used to have, I feel disconnected, short tempered, just not excited.  It kind of feels like depression, I think.  But I don’t feel like it’s a strong urge to drink that is driving…

Simple Serenity

Nobody’s life is absent of struggles, stress and a fair amount of uncertainty. If someone tells you otherwise, they are lying. That’s life, there are ups and downs, good days and bad, sunshine and rain. But, I will tell you this…  as I continue down a road of recovery, I am truly amazed at how…

Forward

One step gives way to the next Always forward, never back While I may slow, I’ll never fall Always further than what I was Closer to where I want to be

Rising Above the Stigma

A friend recently shared an article on Social Media about the challenges a physician experienced in dealing with depression, self-care and recovery.  You can read the Article Here.  While I could not relate to the experience of a physician’s experience, but overall it really hit home.  I feel like the points that were brought up…

An Issue of Body or Mind…

I’ve always been an overthinker, So, when I first entered sobriety, I dug in and started reading anything and everything I could get my hands on, related to addiction, misuse, overconsumption.  Possibly looking for loopholes, but also looking for hope, a light at the end of the tunnel. One thing that continues to perplex me,…

Today…

Today is not my enemy… Today is a day to make myself better, to build relationships, to be honest, to make the most of life. In recovery, I sometimes take a position of defensiveness about getting through each day.  A fighting stance about what lies ahead. But Today, I will embrace life.  I will enjoy…

Label if you will…

In recovery, recovering, alcoholic, drunk, outcast, liar, self seeker… The labels that come along with struggles of addiction and abuse are many.  The are easily cast and applied, and sometimes hard to remove. How I see it, is a label is something that is given to you based on another perspective.  An assumption, a wide…

Feeling Lucky?

For us drunks, or at least for me, St. Patrick ’s Day was such an important celebration!  Finally a day where everyone else drank like me.  I didn’t have to hide how I drank because everyone else drank like me today!  Starting as early as possible, drinking in excess, and the behavior was appreciated, even…