The hilarity of liver damage …

Day 505. I have a new-found sensitivity to how society normalizes over-drinking by making it all so jokey. This advertisement popped up in my Facebook and illustrates my point. 'Shut up liver, you're fine'. Now, I think I have a super duper sense of humor, but this screams out that we KNOW what alcohol does, … Continue reading The hilarity of liver damage …

We can be heroes …

Day 504. "We can be heroes just for one day --David Bowie/Brian Eno Every day, be your own hero ... saving yourself from unhealthy choices, bad choices - life-destroying choices. Stop hangovers in their tracks! Kapow! Boom! Be inspired by music ... Have a special list on your favorite platform, Spotify - whatever, and compile … Continue reading We can be heroes …

Why worry?

Day 502. "An uncomfortable feeling is not an enemy. It’s a gift that says, “Get honest; inquire.  We reach out for alcohol, or television, or credit cards, so we can focus out there and not have to look at the feeling. And that’s as it should be, because in our innocence we haven’t known how. … Continue reading Why worry?

The Weight …

Day 501. Weight, ugh, my weight. If you've struggled with weight most of your life, you know what I mean. If not, you're probably like my very-slim-her-whole-life sister, who most likely never EVER thought about her weight. Oh, maybe a couple of times -- when she needed to put on a few pounds. How I … Continue reading The Weight …

Staying the course …

#Day 500. I've not touched alcohol in 1 year, 4 months, 15 days  I've passed on 5,000 glasses of wine I've saved €3,575 (US$4,008) I've avoided 500 hangovers I've lost my dangerous 'wine belly' (visceral fat/fatty liver) I've gotten rid of the alcohol-induced anxiety levels I've lost the red veins on my face - especially … Continue reading Staying the course …

Simple Man …

Day 497. "And be a simple kind of man Oh, be something you love and understand Baby be a simple kind of man Oh, won't you do this for me, son, if you can" --Lynyrd Skynyrd Simplicity. Living with honor, grace and dignity. Treating others as you wish to be treated. Treating life as the … Continue reading Simple Man …

My biggest influence …

Day 496. Happy Mother's Day to those with 'mother' on their list of important life accomplishments. UsI lost my mother a couple of years ago to that modern black plague,  dementia. As the layers of grief peel back, and the difficulties we faced during her declining health fade, I can once again just purely remember … Continue reading My biggest influence …