My Journey to Sobriety

I knew deep inside that I would teach others how to get sober. But there was one pretty huge glitch…I was still drinking. That was some tricky business. Here is my story:

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Is Your Subconscious Mind Making You Drink?

Sometimes things fly out of my mouth and surprise me!  I’m like…where the heck did that come from?  I thought I was so done with that and moved on to growth?  A few times since I quit drinking I’ve actually stopped myself in my tracks with comments I’ve made to...

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How I’ve Felt Since I Quit Drinking

Heads up that reading this may make you drink more - clearly, that is not my intent so I hope you carry on to the end!  A tad raw & very real is how this is feeling so heads up there’s a bit of swearing coming up. Recently my oldest friend in the world (we’ve been...

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My Most Powerful Tool to Quit Drinking

I have kept a journal for decades,  this is an excerpt from the year before I quit drinking. “Yikes…scared (which is weird) I want this for my life: I want to quit drinking to regain freedom in my life.  It will give me room to breathe and explore my highest...

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The Best Way to Quit Drinking

To make a successful life change you need to feel empowered, Baby.  I mean a deep inner knowing that this challenge is going to totally rock your world in the best possible way!  How do you feel when you think about stopping drinking?  Like you’re ready to rock & roll...

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Try something new

Every time I go to the grocery store I park in the same place.  I mean the same place for about 20 years. It's just a habit I don't even think about. Last week I got totally silly and parked on the other side of the store, I couldn't even see the place where I usually...

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Soul on calendar

Have you noticed yourself holding, holding, holding?  The holiday season can be filled with breath holding (until you feel you'll explode?) or a lot of forceful exhalations (so you don't actually explode?).  Here's a super quick fix for the hyper-frazzle of December...

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I’m not an athelete

It was an epic adventure race...all the elites had been in for hours when the very last group dragged their weary selves through the finish.  They didn't have the typical bodies of an endurance racer. It took them many more hours to finish than the others. Yet, they...

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Friends for a reason

Aren't those old sayings something else?  Those words that your Mom or Grandma used to say that got dismissed as ridiculous, then as you move through life you realize it's the opposite - they nailed it.  I've been thinking about one of them lately:   There are friends...

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Are you missing your maxi?

Here is a Secret-of-Adulthood that I believe to be true... most grown ups have lost their maxi.  The ability to hit maximum output on something important to them. I can see you rolling your eyes and thinking OMG is she serious...I am running from morning until night...

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Letting yourself go

Have you ever heard someone say "she's really let herself go"?  What the heck is that all about?  I've been thinking and the phrase seems to carry different meanings.  We let ourselves 'go' for many reasons, things like *we no longer recognize the true essence of who...

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I cut my hair short!

I just cut my hair really short.  Wahoo, yippee!  I have had long-for-me hair and have been waiting for the weather to warm up enough to chop it off. This is one of the ways I start over and it's very refreshing.  You hear the cliche 'spring = new beginnings" every...

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Navigating Transitions

Do you ever have times where you feel almost overrun by change? Sometimes it feels as if stuff is all happening at once OR it's one thing that's so huge your life has completely changed?  Either way, you feel verrrrry vulnerable, right!   Even watching things happen...

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3 steps to stop playing the victim

Have you ever done it in the middle of a big social event?  Have you ever done it at the kitchen sink?  Have you ever done it in the car with kids in the back seat?  Girlfriend, get your mind out of the gutter!  I'm talking about that BIG HEAVY SIGH. The one that's a...

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Hiding behind a pesky mask

You know that body part we all have? The one we really have trouble embracing? Mine is the dark circles under my eyes. They make me look tired and run down. So, I put on my mask which consists of eyeglasses (which I love) and makeup (which I love much less). In the...

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Fitting it all between the cracks

Living a full life often means fitting things between the cracks.  The thing that we are passionate about and brings us joy gets stuffed between doing the laundry and being a chauffeur. Do you ever feel like you're not able to gain any traction because you are stuck...

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Thoughts on keeping it real

I'm curious if the people closest to you know your deepest desires, what is most important to you?  Are you keeping it real or choosing silence? Talking about our very biggest dream makes us feel so flipping vulnerable, it's scary biz.  So we lock it away, keep it our...

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