The Ice Cream Fix

I came home today, and all I could think about was ice cream. I haven’t been eating sugar, so it was kind of weird that I was fixated on it, but I was really obsessing. I had been obsessing about it last night, but I managed to keep myself busy enough not to cave. I […]

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Tweaking the Diet Again: Potatoes Not Prozac

I’ve been making a serious attempt to get off sugar again. Last year, I was able to reduce my usage of it to a large extent, but I never really cut it out. Gradually, my usage moved up the ladder again to include honey in my tea several times a day, a mocha every now […]

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God, Grant Me the Serenity ….

I just got off the phone with a friend of mine who is dealing with the end stages of chronic alcoholism with her 40-something sister. She basically had to take her home from the hospital after she almost died from alcohol poisoning and leave her in her home to drink herself to death. She took […]

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The Power of Priorities

I’ve been thinking about priorities a lot lately. When things are going along smoothly, and life is good, priorities don’t take center stage. Everything just seems to fall into place in a normal way. But when things get tight …. or tense … or otherwise uncomfortable, priorities seem to hit me in the face. What […]

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Co-Habitating with My Inner Addict

I’m not surprised that I’m being pulled to give up my caffeine addiction this week. I’ve been practicing yoga daily for almost 2 months. Every time I get into a regular yoga practice, I get much more sensitive to what is not right in my life. I spend 20 or so minutes each morning focusing […]

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Girl Talk: Crossing the Line

A friend of mine sent me a link yesterday to an article about Elizabeth’s Varga’s journey out of alcoholism and her willingness to break her anonymity and talk about it. Those of us in recovery have a duty to protect our fellow travelers’ anonymity. It is part of the responsibility that we have in recovery. […]

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Midweek Share: I Don’t Want to Be Tough

My sister-in-law sent me a link to this video by Glennon Doyle on Facebook yesterday. I had never heard of her, but I was intrigued by the intro “It’s braver to be Clark Kent than it is to be Superman.” I was hooked in the first minute or so when she said she was in […]

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Mid-Week Share: The Importance of Caring for Your Shoes :)

A couple of people contacted me about my blog post yesterday regarding Chasing Numbness. I want to know more about how you stop numbing yourself. I’m struggling. Let me be very clear…..I struggle with the desire to numb. And, sometimes I still numb myself. Last week when I was feeling so down, I ate chocolate. I ate […]

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Girl Talk: Chasing Numbness

Brene’ Brown says in Daring Greatly, her latest book, that drug overdose has become the most common cause of death in this country. And, it’s not heroin, cocaine or other illegal drugs…the vast majority are from prescription drug overdoses. Sarah, a nurse friend of mine, told me a few weeks ago that, among white women […]

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Living: Flirting With That Line….Escapism

A friend of mine texted me and suggested I write a blog about the song Dream Weaver. I looked up the lyrics, and it just sounded like somebody that wanted to go to sleep and forget the day’s drama. So, I thought there might be some cultural interpretation that I was missing. I looked it […]

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