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This time last year I realized something. I was condemning myself for not doing all the things I thought I was suppose to do to stay sober. I wasn’t reading sober literature. I wasn’t attending meetings. I wasn’t sponsoring other alcoholics. And then it happened— while I no longer feared losing my sobriety, I feared what I was taught in AA, that I would lose the life I had worked so hard to create. I began feeling not good enough. I felt like I was failing. Not measuring up. Not checking off all those boxes. Was I a sober fraud?
It hit me last night, as I was laying in bed trying to fall asleep. My biggest enemy is... COMPLACENCY. So what's the big deal you ask? There is absolutely nothing wrong with feeling grounded and rooted in a routine, secure in a relationship or job, and stable in the season you are in personally or professionally. However I have found that the threat of complacency often masks itself as these same feelings of peace and comfort. The difference being, complacency tends to (over time) stir up feelings of unhappiness and discouragement, often leaving you confused as to what the culprit is, and completely deflated in the process. These 5 tips will help you combat that complacency and keep you moving forward in all areas of your life
"I am sorry" is an important phrase often used to heal wounds, mend relationships, or clear up miscommunications and mistakes. However, in my generation- women are killing the meaning by using it in all the wrong circumstances. Here are 4 powerful instances where you should scratch the apology and step into confidence instead.
As a busy woman, it is often hard to imagine having it ALL- a strong marriage, raising grounded and healthy children, and success inside a career. More times than not, you'll hear working women say "there isn't enough hours in the day to get it all done," or "I wish there were two of me." The good news is, there is no need to continue feeling stressed out, overwhelmed, and quite frankly- unhappy. After feeling time and time again like I was being continuously washed away by life, I decided it was time to make a change. Here are my 5 tips to create more time, and ultimately more happiness in your life.
Why do we find it so hard to let go? Of unhealthy relationships, expectations, outcomes, maybe even that dessert or cocktail we know we don't really need? Authentic happiness can only be found inside relationships that are founded on repeatedly letting go.
Part of my mission is to align myself with other individuals who seek to share their own stories to fight back against the shame and stigma that society tends to place on addicts, and Ryan Hampton is one of those people. If you aren't familiar with him, he is sort of a ROCK STAR in the recovery world.
Yes, I am an alcoholic. And yes, I own a bar.
Some of my friends recently have asked how I manage, what it's like, what it was like... So I thought I would write and address any lingering curiosities.
It's as if a seed of searching for happiness is planted in us at a young age.
"Do what makes you happy."
"As long as she/he makes you happy."
"Don't worry, BE HAPPY!"
You know what I say now?