Finding My Breath was Key to Fighting My Addiction

As my breath improved, so did my ability to deal with stress, to get a good night’s sleep and to relax. As I learned to breathe deeply, I wanted to smoke much less. My need for alcohol faded as I learned to deal with stress and I also learned to like myself at last.

Wine Does NOT Solve Everything…

I become stressed quite often. I spin too many plates, juggle too many flaming sticks, and usually have too many irons in the fire. I’m sure it has something to do with the fact that I selfishly want… Read More

Ask a Sober Mom: To Bachelorette Party or Not? That is the question.

My younger sister is getting married this year. While I’m very happy about this- I’m finding it is presenting a challenge to me in my sobriety. I’m 6 months sober, working with a sponsor in a twelve-step program… Read More

One Small Shift Can Make a Big Difference

“One small shift can make a big difference.” I was 37 years old when I gave birth to my youngest son. Unhappy and feeling trapped in an emotionally damaging relationship I had been in for only a year,… Read More

Ask a Sober Mom: I Did Not Sober Up For This

“I’m 80 days sober. When will my kids stop irritating the shit out of me? They are 6 & 4, I stayed sober through my pregnancies and nursing but after then went back to drinking too much wine… Read More