This year has been one of the best years of my life. That may seem surprising considering how poorly my mother’s sobriety is going (or not going at all). I … Continue readingReturning 2018!
The Eye of the Hurricane Have you ever been in a hurricane? I have. Small ones and big ones. The rain starts slowly and the wind begins to pick up. … Continue readingThe Hurricane of Addiction
Have you ever gotten completely upset about the most ridiculous thing? In reality, you are just not addressing a much bigger issue? Just me? Well this weekend, I had my … Continue readingDo NOT Eat the Potato Chips!
Let us delve into the deep realms of possibility that our loved ones will never get sober… What would this mean for you to accept that concept? What would it … Continue readingHumor Me
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me three times…I must be the loved one of an addict. Haven’t we all been there? We … Continue readingMaybe the Stove Won’t Burn me This Time
It only takes one person, one conversation, even one comment to start a movement… Someone comes up and starts talking with you about the holidays. You put on a smile. … Continue readingThe Domino Effect
Who wins most dysfunctional family of the year??? My family. My family wins this week. Think I am being dramatic? I probably am. I have a flare for the dramatics … Continue readingLet Go and Let God
You love someone who is struggling with addiction. You are on a roller coaster of emotions. Some days you are happy because they are doing well and they followed through … Continue readingWhat Are You Going to do With Your Anger?
“Do you ever feel you’ve become the worst version of yourself?” -Joe Fox (Tom Hanks) in You’ve Got Mail I am a sucker for a Meg Ryan romantic comedy. People … Continue readingWorst Version of Yourself
Do you ever have that feeling where your cup, your metaphorical cup of kindness, love, patience, and kindness, is emptying? You give and give and give and then you realize … Continue readingFill Your Cup
This is where I am today. I am overreacting again. But this time I am taking it to a WHOLE different level. I am overreacting about overreacting. I feel so … Continue readingOverreacting about Overreacting
On this journey to de-stigmatize addiction, I have become more open about my mom’s drinking. It isn’t the first thing I say, or even the tenth, but I am not … Continue reading3 Common Assumptions about Loving Someone with Addiction