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RECOVERY STARTS WITH ME.

Dec 18, 2018

The first time I got sober in 2009, my idea of “recovery” only pertained to my drinking. I didn’t see any other issue to personally recover from, other than the very clear toxic...

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BEING PRESENT - MOTHERS DAY #mothersday2018

May 13, 2018

I am one of the lucky ones. One of the VERY lucky ones.

First, because at 43, I have a mother who is the compass of my soul. Second, because I have an amazing mom who always loved me, lifted me...

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BREAKING THE STIGMA OF ANONYMITY

Apr 16, 2018

For most people, there’s something terrifying about the words I use to describe myself.  Every time I say “I’m sober”, or a “I’m a recovered...

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Saying YES to the Big Things.

Mar 22, 2018

I have spent all year in silence. Lost in my head and my life...immersed in my creative projects and in the folds of my big ideas, with their big "to do lists" trailing behind. I am leaping into a...

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Easing into 2018

Jan 03, 2018

For the last two decades, I have stressed the f*ck out of myself during the first few days of January. I've always had this visual of "breaking into" the new year with...

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It's Time. #2018

Dec 31, 2017

I have been mostly silent this end of year. I did not write a blog post for Christmas, even. It's not that I had nothing going on, or had nothing to say. I did. Just not to the world. I was talking...

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My (finally perfect) Thanksgiving.

Nov 23, 2017

Thanksgiving has always made me feel like an outsider, a foreigner enjoying somebody else's holiday. Having grown in Mexico, my Mother made a turkey for my dad's birthday (which happens on or...

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ADDICTION = RUNNING FROM PAIN (AND LOVE)

May 10, 2017

I am here!!!! Wheee! I am in NYC and sat in fascination as my favorite author shared a slice of life with me. Glennon Melton is greatness. 

Greatness, all rolled-up in a 5-foot uber-petite...

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Living Life on Life's Terms (or how to stop arguing with reality)

Mar 13, 2017
HOW DO WE TURN FRUSTRATION INTO GRATITUDE? HOW DO WE GROW SPIRITUALLY? HOW DO WE MAKE THE BEST OF A BAD SITUATION? HOW DO WE LEARN TO LIVE LIFE ON LIFE’S TERMS?
 

I grew up with a father...

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Relapsing: Emergency Toolkit.

Mar 07, 2017

Today I received an email from a beautiful girl in the Sober Tribe, who relapsed this weekend and just came out of a 3-day bender. She asked me what I recommended to get back on track with...

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