Estrangement

Estrangement

Approximately six or seven years ago, my adult stepdaughter decided to completely cut me out of her life. It was a package deal. She stopped talking to my husband (her father) and our children as well (her two half-siblings). She has continued to talk to my mother,...
8 Benefits from 8 Months of Living Alcohol-Free

8 Benefits from 8 Months of Living Alcohol-Free

I used to feel sorry for people who I once labeled as alcoholics for lots of reasons. Up until 8 months ago, I could not fathom the idea of passing on a beautiful cocktail. The idea of living alcohol-free felt unnecessary for me and quite honestly incomprehensible. I...
What’s Your Word?

What’s Your Word?

The word is loaded for me. With each passing year and because of my chosen field I become more acutely aware of how vague the English language really is. How I define specific words might be drastically different from your own definition. One word that might bring me...
6 Months of Alcohol Free Living and 9 Strategies that Helped

6 Months of Alcohol Free Living and 9 Strategies that Helped

Six months ago I made the decision to redesign my life and embark on an alcohol-free journey with a one-year goal in mind.  This wasn’t an impulsive decision. Looking back I had been flirting with the idea for years. A little voice in my head grew increasingly...

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