If Nothing Changes, Nothing Changes

I drunkenly birthed this blog 53 months ago today, as I drained my second bottle of red wine for the night. It was the last time I drank alcohol. A lot has changed since then. Hang around recovery circles long enough and you’ll hear these words: if nothing changes, nothing changes. They’re words to live […]

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Conversation in Recovery: Mandy

Name: Mandy Manners Age: 38 Location: UK/France Recovery Date: August 17, 2017 Recovering From: Problem Drinking About Mandy: I am a writer, speaker and podcast host on Sobriety. I am also a mum of two. I am training to be a recovery/life coach. Instagram: @mandy_lovesober @lovesoberpodcast Facebook: Love sober (there is also a women-only secret […]

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Conversation in Recovery: Julie

Name: Julie Age: 45 Location: Paola Recovery Date: November 13, 2017 Recovering From: Alcohol About Julie: I am a strong, creative, compassionate woman who is rediscovering what it means to be happy in life. I am a sober mom and wife that is navigating life without alcohol. I work everyday getting to know this woman […]

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Conversation in Recovery: Kim

Name: Kim Age: 47 Location: Providence Recovery Date: May 13, 2014 Recovering From: Alcohol Dependence About Kim: I am an urban hippie and lover of nature, soap making, gardening, kitties, music, baseball and craft. I am happily married, living in the coolest little state in the country, close to the city and close to the […]

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How I Plan to Harness Plenitude in 2019

Sitting with my mug of tea and few minutes of quiet this morning, I am reflecting on the last 12 months. Was it a great year? Certainly not. Was it the worst year on record? Nope. But, oh my hell, it had its moments. There were lower than low moments when I said, “Not this. […]

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