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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Voice of Recovery: Jenn

Name: Jennifer James Nickname: Jenn Age: 38 Location: Austin, TX Recovery Date: March 2, 2016 Recovering From: Alcohol About Jenn: I’m an artist, mom, step-mom, common-law-wife, friend, daughter and a 20 year employee at Costco. That’s the simple answer. The true answer is I have no idea who the hell I am anymore! Each day […]

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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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Will This Be The Year You Stop Judging?

It’s here! The last day of 2016. If we judge by what we’ve been seeing on social media for weeks, today is a day eagerly anticipated by so very many people, those who can’t wait to kick this year out the door with the hope 2017 will be better. Even before I got sober, one […]

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Eight Months and (Not) Counting

I’ve been so busy working and parenting and marriage-ing the past few weeks, I haven’t been inspired to make time for my blog or social media. I think about it all the time, but I continually fail to carve out time to dedicate to writing, finding new quotes and words of wisdom to share, reading […]

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