How Much of Drinking is Habit vs Craving

Day 6 of Dry July begins! Yesterday on the way home from work, I caught myself wondering if I should stop at 7-11, or drive over to Circle K. For beer. Wait, what?? As I drove on home without stopping, it was really clear just how much of my particular drinking is habit, as IContinue reading “How Much of Drinking is Habit vs Craving”

News Flash

Morning! First off: I made it through yesterday with flying colors. I don’t remember the thought of drinking crossing my mind more than once, and then it was gone. And sleep, oh, sleep…I’m out like a light once I fall asleep. Last night our neighborhood literally sounded like a war zone and it took forever toContinue reading “News Flash”

Holidays, Drinking, and Donations

It’s the 4th, as everyone knows, and holidays seem to be more about getting soused than celebrating the actual reason we have the holiday, am I right? Everything you see and watch gives the impression that one cannot fully enjoy a holiday without a drink in one’s hand…well, I’m here today to do just that.Continue reading “Holidays, Drinking, and Donations”

It taxes me…

Ugh. Every single time I decide to stop drinking, for whatever reason, the universe sends me a test. Sometimes it’s a little test, sometimes it’s a real pain in the ass…and sometimes it tears me down in order to – hell, I don’t even know what. It sucks and it hurts, and yesterday it threwContinue reading “It taxes me…”

Dry July, Breast Cancer Research, and You

A few years ago I stumbled across a blog called, “Tired of Thinking About Drinking“. In it she mentions that she’d decided to do a “dry July” and not drink for the month, and she’s been sober ever since (go, Belle!). The phrase crossed my mind again the other day, and today I thought I’dContinue reading “Dry July, Breast Cancer Research, and You”

Breathe and Let It Go

I’m sitting here, trying to catch up on everything, and it dawned on me why Wednesdays (and social media in general) overwhelm me: I have this compulsive urge to literally catch up on everything. Every post, every tweet, every instagram picture, every blog post, every every thing. Good grief, why??? It’s especially bad on WednesdaysContinue reading “Breathe and Let It Go”

Essential Tremors; Do You Crash, Too?

In the past couple of years, something unusual has started to happen whenever my tremors are bad for an extended period of time: I crash. I’ll be really tired one day (yesterday) and then I will sleep 12-15 straight hours. That next day (today) I will still be sleepy, but it’s a bit more ofContinue reading “Essential Tremors; Do You Crash, Too?”

Mercury Retrograde and a New Beginning

I spent the vast majority of May just sort of being…and trying not to worry about my healing work or the computer. I didn’t avoid the later, but I wasn’t stressing it, either. The one thing I couldn’t get past, though, was the deep sadness I felt over my decision to drop the online aspectContinue reading “Mercury Retrograde and a New Beginning”