Tag: mental illness

Does Pride Have A Place In Recovery?

Where’s the line between healthy pride in how far you’ve come and sinister pride that sneaks up and sabotages recovery?

I Didn’t Want to Be a Mom

When we took my son home, it didn’t take long for my insides to shed quickly to my outsides. I didn’t want to get out of bed, I didn’t want to shower, I didn’t want to clean, I just didn’t want to participate in life at all. I didn’t want to be a mom.

The Battle Is On

I wrote this poem in August of 2000. I was three months sober. Let me know if it means anything to you.  ______________________________________________________________________ Emptiness fills the room. I alone sit quietly. Chest tight and eyes welling with tears,… Read More

A “Strong Suggestion” Killed My Friend

The stigma associated with mental illness is a terrific one. I have struggled with depression and anxiety most of my life. I have battled both anorexia and bulimia, and participated in other self-injurious behaviors over the years…even in… Read More

Six Years Of Accountability

Just last week I was fortunate enough to celebrate six years in the world of recovery from addiction and alcoholism.  Like so many other sisters and brothers in sobriety, I could easily list a hundred things that are… Read More