Dealing w/ Fear (w/out Alcohol)

Alcohol consumption is completely normalized in our society. A friend of mine casually said yesterday, “Oh yah, alcoholism is totally gonna be on the rise during this pandemic.” And she’s right, it most likely is. In fact, the governor of my state (Colorado) deemed alcohol to be an essential item and liquor stores to beContinue reading “Dealing w/ Fear (w/out Alcohol)”

Staying Sober in a Time of Crisis

Reaching for the bottle to suppress stress but think you might not want to? Let’s talk. Place the bottle back on the counter and give me three minutes. Let’s look at what’s happening. Not in the world at large—the virus outbreak is catapulting us into a collective state of mass hysteria, we know that—but insideContinue reading “Staying Sober in a Time of Crisis”


Day one, Step one: Gratitude Gratitude is the most important tool in your toolbox. For that reason, gratitude journaling starts now (as in right now, not later when you feel like it, or after you buy the best perfect pen and a super cute journal to go with it) and it happens every day untilContinue reading “Gratitude”

Turn Towards Love

To my surprise, like so many of the best things that happen in our lives, my decision to give up alcohol forever didn’t come about the way I thought it would. I used to believe I could hate myself into changing, berate myself into making better choices. I thought if I spent enough time criticizingContinue reading “Turn Towards Love”

Do The Things You Think You Cannot Do

It was Eleanor Roosevelt who told us we must do the things we think we cannot do. For many years one of those things for me was quitting drinking — removing alcohol from my life for good. But I did it. I figured out something that at one time seemed so impossible and I couldContinue reading “Do The Things You Think You Cannot Do”