Staying Sober When Bad Things Happen

May! Wow, finally. And, spring. Well, maybe not. I think we skipped a season and went straight to summer. After what felt like the longest winter ever, we got some 80+ degree days this week and I have to say I don’t really mind sweating. But, what I kinda, sorta mind is feeling like I’ve […]

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Sobriety is a Super Power, Not a Magic Wand

I started dating my now husband of 17 years just 12 days before Valentine’s Day. Twenty-three years ago. I can’t recall how long we’d been together before he told me he didn’t believe in Valentine’s Day. “There shouldn’t be special day to celebrate your love for someone,” he said. “You should celebrate it every day.” […]

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News: Alcohol Use Disorder Increases Among Women

On December 21, 2017, I sat down for a quick conversation with NBC Connecticut’s Kevin Nathan. We talked about how alcohol use disorder in women increased nearly 84% between 2001 and 2012. That’s insane. And terrifying. And it’s strong evidence that the holiday season — when the booze flows much, much heavier than usual — […]

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Dammit, Talbots. Have You No Class Anymore?

Talbots’ new #BecauseImALady campaign encourages women to politely set the record straight and unapologetically redefine the meaning of the term “lady.” Therefore, I make zero apologies for how unfiltered and rude I am about to be. You see, the moment I saw the “Having just one glass” video on Facebook last night, my politeness ran […]

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Why I Talk, Why I Will Never Stop Talking

I’ve been speaking out, telling my story of addiction to alcohol and my journey to recover since the moment I took my last sip of wine more than two and a half years ago. And, in honor of National Recovery Month this September, I have invited people in recovery to share their stories on my […]

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The Simple Truth About Being An Authentic Fraud

Ever since I started writing about my alcoholism and sobriety and recovery, I’ve received a lot of praise from people congratulating me not only for acknowledging and battling my addiction but also for being brave and courageous and honest and truthful in the way I tell my story. While I appreciate their kindness and respect […]

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