Unrenewable resources …

Day 477. "As I grow older the more I realize time is THE big, precious, unrenewable resource" --Brené Brown In my Third Age I take more notice of the fragility of the world, and what we have ... and the shortness of life. In my Third Age I feel more intensely when I lose someone … Continue reading Unrenewable resources …

Dare greatly

Day 476. I just finished Brené Brown's Call to Courage on Netflix. I loved it sooooooooooooo much, and I'm pretty sure you, dear reader, will too. It is that invigorating, that life-affirming. While it's about all sorts of courage, it'll also give you a boost of pride about your sobriety. You'll understand how brave you … Continue reading Dare greatly

Time on your hands

Day 475. It occurs to me drinking takes a lot of time, money and energy: Thinking -  either anticipating drinking, or trying to resist drinking. Procuring - Ensuring you have access to drink, whether stocked in the house, or arranging to bring it along - or checking there will be plenty at your destination. Financing - Not … Continue reading Time on your hands

Finding your tribe …

Day 474. When you stumble upon an idea that just feels right to your core, it starts appearing everywhere you look. That's how you know you are on the right track. I now understand we humans need to be a part of tribes - it's how we survive and thrive. Eloquent confirmation: Blue Zones (The Power … Continue reading Finding your tribe …

My Precious

Day 473. "We wants it. We needs it. Must have the precious. They stole it from us. Sneaky little Hobbitses. Wicked. Tricksy. False." -- Gullum, Lord of the Rings I'm on the search for an online support community. One I joined strives for moderation - which I've written about. Not the right crowd for me. … Continue reading My Precious

Quit Lit

Day 470. 'Quit Lit'   Saw this phrase pop up a couple of times recently. Made me smile. Thought I'd use it as an opportunity to share the 'Quit Lit' books that influenced me on my road to sobriety and beyond. I read, or tried to read, many more, but have only listed the ones that … Continue reading Quit Lit

Is moderation even possible?

Day 469. I joined a discussion group this week about 'mindful drinking'; rules to join noted the group is aimed at those who want to stop drinking, or drink moderately. Why did I join? I guess I thought there'd be a community to share ideas for staying sober - and maybe some great ideas for tasty … Continue reading Is moderation even possible?