For me, anything can be a trigger, yet the holidays can almost always guarantee thoughts intruding my mind.
I spent my very first sober holidays away from my daughter. It broke my heart into a million pieces and made me feel like a terrible mother.
For some, holidays are a time of joy, but for many others (especially the newly sober), they are a time of great stress and anxiety.
I have yet to figure out why large family holidays are still really hard for me, even after 16 years of recovery and a shit-ton of therapy.
This year I launched the second annual Christmas ….