Tag Archives: joy

It’s May again …

What a wonderful time of year! The smells of spring surround me, and I am greeted by birdsong each morning. Even if you live in an urban jungle, I hope that the change of season brings you renewed energy and … Continue reading

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Step 11: Attempting to live a spiritual life

For me, Step 11 of the A.A. program is all about maintaining a a spiritual life. The step reads: “Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of … Continue reading

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Breathe, just breathe

Some people have asked me if I can drink again after 25 years of sobriety. I really believe I can’t because my addictions are still present in my life. I have days when some of my old negative thinking is … Continue reading

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Building community

Very kind blogger nsg2 sweetly nominated me for the Liebster Blog Award last week. Check out their deeply honest blogging about life and sobriety and spirituality: http://recoverspiritually.com/. Thanks nsg2! As nsg2 posted, “the Liebster Blog Award is not really an … Continue reading

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“Sorry” is a powerful word

Step 10 of the A.A. program is: “Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.” For me, taking personal inventory is all about being honest with myself. Early in my drinking and drugging days, I … Continue reading

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Nature is part of how I stay sane

One of the ways that I stay sober is by appreciating the natural world around me. From my very shaky beginnings when I could barely stay sober for an hour, never mind a day, I found great strength in seeing … Continue reading

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Looking back, looking forward

With much gratitude, I made it through another holiday season without alcohol or drugs.  There was very little alcohol consumption at home this year, as usual (thank you family!). My partner and I were out at a New Years Eve … Continue reading

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