Today I am re-blogging one of my FAVORITE entries from Glennon´s 2011 archives. I remember reading this for the first time and bawling. It was amazing that somebody out there "got me". Alcohol broke my heart every night and every morning I wanted to leave it... and couldn't. And the next night, alcohol would break … Continue reading Recovery, by Glennon M. Doyle
Today I beat my drinking demon to a pulp. I fought my illness good and hard on the wrestling mat. It was a terrifying match. I finished bloody, messy and exhausted...but I won. Against all odds, I won. What this means is that in the middle of an otherwise ordinary workday, smack in the middle of solid months … Continue reading The Deep Craving Episode (or how I beat my Drinking Demon, instead of relapsing again)
I was a witness to greatness last Friday night in NYC. Greatness, all rolled-up in a 5-foot uber-petite frame. Greatness in high heels, sassy blond hair and black leather pants. Glennon Doyle-Melton is greatness. And badassness. And raw-truthness (yes, I make up words, live with it). Glennon looks like a suburban mom (and frankly has a hotness … Continue reading Addiction = Running from pain (and love)
“I relapsed, had a slip and drank for days. I hate myself right now. I know I have an illness but I can not go on living with this person I have become. I have no respect for myself. I am full of self-loathing. I want to be able to look in the mirror and … Continue reading The Cycle of Shame in Addiction
Note: This is a transcript from the book Broken Open - How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow, by Elizabeth Lesser. I normally write my heart/brain out in these posts, but this is too good not to share directly from the pages if this fabulous read. "Learn the alchemy true human beings know. The moment … Continue reading The Open Secret of our Addiction
There is a lovely woman who was meant to be on my recovery path. One of the many magical things that the Universe has thrown my way recently. Her name is Sasha Tozzi and she is a Unicorn - part Life Coach, part Recovery Coach, part Soul Explorer (www.sashaptozzi.com). I am about to get to know her … Continue reading Proudly recovering OUT LOUD.
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 loved to "show the world" to his children. Travel and new experiences were a part of … Continue reading Living Life on Life’s Terms (or how to stop arguing with reality)