There was the first. Now they will be for the rest of my life.
How changing your behavior can help you stay clean.
Accepting is not the same as giving up.
For me, the new year is about letting go of old memories and looking forward to creating new ones rather than getting out of my face on poison.
From taking up a hobby to attending meetings and from adopting a pet to exercising at the gym, there are many ways to keep busy.
Life was good, and it was about to get a lot better. I was experiencing success and growth in all areas of my life. What I felt was real happiness, and things seemed to be finally coming together in my life; a gift of my recovery.
The lifestyle of an addict was killing me and I wanted more for myself.
Was it simply changing a habit—or was it divine intervention?
The biggest game-changer during this period was the degree of clarity with which I saw things.
My life has begun to completely transform—in ways that I could have never predicted or even fathomed.
In new sobriety, couples don’t really know how to talk to one another. It’s a rocky transition in the marriage or relationship that presents many challenges.
Living sober can require massive changes.
I didn’t want my daughter to feel the sense of abandonment I had felt.
There are so many things in my past that leave me laughing hysterically at the absurdity of my old ways of thinking.
I break things down to their core elements and put them into one of two buckets: Good and bad. Or, as I like to think, light and dark. At their essence, every decision we make in life is based on these two ideas.
In the beginning, I lost my soul.