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September 30, 2020

Falling in love during COVID

March 21st.  It was the day my divorce was final.  I was married to my husband for eight years and we were together for 10.  He […]
August 19, 2020

Face masks and Donuts

I have many excuses; writer’s block, COVID, malaise, post-divorce blues, I moved, my career is crazy busy, blah blah blah.  Mainly I’ve been in a funk. […]
May 10, 2020

Sweet 16

Today is Mother’s Day, and it’s the first Momma’s Day, since my own passed in 2012, that I’m feeling blessed and grateful and not sad and […]
April 6, 2020

We are not a Glum Lot

I awoke Saturday morning at 6.45 am for my 7.30 Zoom meeting.  It’s one of my normal weekly meetings.  It’s called Surf Dogs, and it’s been […]
March 9, 2020

Hot Yoga and Tears

Thank goodness we are in March.  January and February were the worst months of my life.  Pretty dramatic statement huh? Well, that’s how it felt.  Combined, […]
January 30, 2020

Mantra for 2020 (I’m a little behind)

I wrote this over the New Year break and it took a little time for me to be okay posting it, but it’s where my head […]
January 5, 2020

Enlarging my God

I’ve been having a rough time during the Holidays and every time I sit down to write about it – I can’t.  I’m just in a […]
December 20, 2019

5 ways to stay sober during the Holidays!

  I wrote this a couple of years ago and it still resonates with me today! The holidays are tough, especially when we are newly sober […]
November 19, 2019

Vaping: The New Gateway Drug

This month’s post is a guest post by Brook Mckenzie who is the Director, Clinical Outreach and Family Liaison for New Methold Wellness – I thought with […]
October 12, 2019

What to do after you leave treatment (my own opinion).

I got a call tonight from a woman who just got out of 30-day treatment.  She was scared and in fear of drinking and she asked […]
August 29, 2019

The Other Program; Al-Anon

As I’m gearing up for my Holiday weekend, I am gathering up some step work that I’m going to take with me to our mini-getaway in Idyllwild.  […]
July 25, 2019

Traveling miracles

Travel writing.  Do other writers out there like to write when you travel?  It seems to come so freely to me and as I was traveling […]
June 12, 2019

The Heart of Recovery – and what that means to me!

A good friend of mine, Doug Bopst, wrote a book recently;  “The Heart of Recovery” which is this amazing compilation of interviews that he conducted over […]
May 14, 2019

Stuck at the Airport

I wrote this the other day while stuck at the airport.  It’s not as pertinent as it if I published it on Sunday night, but resonates […]
April 16, 2019

I am Woman Hear Me Roar…

Years ago, I remember hearing this song on the radio and thinking Helen Reddy was a pretty cool lady.  I thought of this song lyric yesterday […]