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My (finally perfect) Thanksgiving.

recovery 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.

sober mami 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)

sober mami 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 who...

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Relapsing: Emergency Toolkit.

sober mami 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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