From Existing to LIVING, One Step At A Time
The Road Isn’t Easy

The Road Isn’t Easy

I feel like one of the best things I can do to help people is to be real. To show that the road to a better life isn’t easy but it’s worth it. To give hope that it takes work but that the work is possible. And again, totally worth it. I have been sober for...
Change the Channel

Change the Channel

As I write this post, I consider that it could apply to everyone. However, on the road to recovery as you become painstakingly aware of every thought, feeling, and emotion, and as you work to bring more order and productivity to your life, I think considering this...
Journaling to Discover

Journaling to Discover

For the first several months (or even years) of sobriety, you are so focused on the daily work that comes with recovery. Getting up and out of bed with purpose when it used to be getting out of bed at all. Drinking hot lemon water instead of that late-morning beer...
Do I Need Therapy?

Do I Need Therapy?

If you have been working earnestly on moving forward in any area of life and still feel stuck, it may be incredibly helpful to seek help from a professional. I’m talking about… well, talking. Therapy and counseling can be critical keys to lasting sobriety and healing...
A Lack of Self-Love

A Lack of Self-Love

Although addictions manifest in countless ways, at the root of many are deep-seated issues with self-worth. Whether this stems from a singular event that happened in life or a repeated series of events, a person got the message at some point that he or she was not...