Being part of the "Me Too." community, I have unfortunately suffered in several situations that are no longer holding my soul hostage. I have come out on the other side, more healed, more sane, and fully sober.
I turned to alcohol to self-medicate. The sedative effect that overtook when I would drink provided a peace and order I had never known.
When I was even just 15 years younger, I often thought I was so hopeless that I would literally be found in a hopeless state of feline confusion with cats sitting on my head, begging for food, and a comatose me staring at a blank wall.
The Fourth of July...close your eyes and what do you see? A spewing of red, white and blue everywhere? Bright red brake lights highlighting the epic traffic jams for miles while families tow RV's and boats slowly up to vacation homes and camps? Do you see the bright hail of fireworks illuminating the humid sky … Continue reading Self-Care Challenge for the 4th of July: 5 Ways to Stay Sane
For many years, I was fooled. I thought I deserved a pint of vodka (ok, a liter to be honest) or a glass of wine (or a box...ok!). The days had been long for me in high school and college...so long in fact, that often they blended together so two to three days were really … Continue reading You Mean Self-Care Isn’t A Pint of Vodka?