Food recovery turns out to be as important as sobriety. After two years of sobriety, I found myself 150 pounds overweight and miserable. I wasn’t eating to recover. I was eating the way I used to use substances. […]
Three weeks ago I sat in the chair of my therapists office crying about my recent diagnosis of stage three adrenal fatigue. I wasn’t surprised. I spent the last year transitioning to life in a new country and s […]
Lasting change is what recovery is all about. Quitting alcohol, or your drug of choice, is only the first step in the needed transformation that will make your recovery work now and in the future. In recovery, […]
Domestic abuse can be fatal in a family, especially when drugs and alcohol are involved. As a child who bore the brunt of my father’s abuse in my family, and an ex-girlfriend of a violent boyfriend, I’ve some exp […]
Thanksgiving and Christmas both signal food, glorious food to us all. But, that doesn’t mean we can’t be strategic because we all know the consequences of all that indulgence. Packing on the pounds.
It’s often said: the only people who get upset about your boundaries are those who benefited from you not having any.
My Experience Of Boundaries
Before I got sober, and for the first few years of recovery, I let […]
When I got sober the last thing I expected was gaining a load of weight and insatiable food cravings. If that was advertised as a side effect of sobriety, some of us may not sign up. But the reality is that sober […]