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Little bursts of hope

Lately, I’ve been getting these little bursts of excitement deep in my chest that usually last a minute or less. It swells up around my lungs and heart and sends a nice warm glow up my back to my mind. 637 more words


Recovery from Alcoholism: Way More than Not Drinking

I recently read an article in The Guardian, a British publication, that broke my heart.  It was written by an alcoholic woman who quit drinking 15 years ago but who has completely misunderstood AA as an ineffectual “self help” group. 1,005 more words


I’m the one who got away: an author Q&A

In I’m the one who got away, Andrea Jarrell chronicles the complicated and intertwining relationships that have spanned her life, including the strong bond she has had with her mother since childhood. 1,483 more words


Total Totality

Well, today was a good day, to say the least. I got news yesterday that our Monday morning meeting was postponed until 11:30 am, in case we wanted to witness the Solar Eclipse. 388 more words

Miles 5 & 6


Everyone has dreams. Since I was about 16 years old, one of mine has been to run a marathon. When I cross the finish line in NYC on November 5th, I’ll likely do so with a recorded time of between 4 and 5 hours. 1,259 more words


Goals - 90 days sober - every day vigilance

I told my fiance this morning that I want to do 90 days sober.

She was great about it. Really encouraging and forgiving of my behaviour a couple of nights back. 330 more words


Don't Sweat The Small Stuff (and other lessons that I have learned in 2017)

I was reflecting today on the things that I used to worry about. I used to worry about pretty much everything.

“What needs to be done?” 787 more words