Bending over I snip off another flower head and drop it into the bucket. Brown decaying and lifeless, these are destined for the compost pile not a vase on my dining table. Deadheading is to remove dead flower heads to encourage further blooming For days, to be honest weeks, I’ve ignored the once vibrant pink geraniums planted so carefully in the end of May. … Continue reading …deadheading
A question from a sobriety coach has been ringing in my head for the last 24 hours – what’s One Thing you can do for yourself? I’ve come to realize that drinking alone at night had become something I “did for myself”. My mind had twisted a destructive act into a treat, a gift to me that no one could take away. Truth is, it’s … Continue reading …just one thing
Over the holidays I was visiting with a family friend whom I seldom see. She has a busy husband and three active boys under the age of 12, life for her is in constant motion. I told her how wonderful she looked and how I admired her energy. I asked how she does it, and this was her reply: I learned a long time ago, … Continue reading Following instructions….
My journey of sobriety is a rather selfish one, where I find myself focused on my needs before anyone else’s. This is a strange sensation for me as I tend to put myself and my needs last, behind those of my child, husband, family and friends. Self care is actually an important part of an alcoholic’s healing journey. By nature, an alcoholic generally does not … Continue reading Becoming selfish….