My Badass Recovery Musings

My musings on all things addiction, shame, transformation, relapse, hope, and all the other wild-but-beautiful stuff that comes with a life centered around recovery.

Doing The Work

I’ve talked about making a deep, personal commitment to a new life with “The Deep Yes.” I’ve discussed the importance of following the decision we take with immediate...

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Recovery requires action

After your “Deep Yes” then the “What Next?” moment, it’s about ACTION.

 

Recovery is - and always will be - a verb. I used to think that once I made the decision...

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What next?

“What next?” is where good intentions come to die. 

“What next?” is where most of us who struggle with addiction get stuck. Addiction robs us of the power to do...

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"I drank yesterday and I hate myself for it"

sound familiar?

I remember swearing I was not going to drink. Then, drinking. 

The drinking part was bad, as it always was. Mostly, because once I understood I had a problem with drinking, I...

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The Deep Yes

I’d had 5 years of sobriety the day I found myself in the parking lot of a CVS, pouring warm Chardonnay down my throat. That was the first day of my relapse: a two-year tumble back down the...

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The Unbecoming

Today, my nails tell the tale of the One animal we are - a collective of humans within a surreal chapter of life. Look at them. Look at us. Growing. Changing. Shedding our polish. Unbecoming....

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