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Life Changes are a B*tch

I know at 32 I haven’t had as many major life changes as lots of people older and even younger than myself, but I have still had a few, all of which have kicked my ass. I watch some people … Continue reading

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Recovery Comes in All Shapes and Sizes

When having an addiction and being recovery are mentioned, many assume it is from drugs and alcohol. The truth is, there are dozens of things and behaviors people are addicted to and are in recovery from (yes, I know this … Continue reading

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I Need an Adulting Gold Star

I giggle every time I run across someone on my social media complaining about “adulting”. “I don’t want to adult today”, or any number of hilarious memes dedicated to the subject. I laugh, but totally agree that it is rough … Continue reading

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Shitty with a Chance of Corn

One afternoon, my music teacher extraordinaire coworker and I were strolling out of Jockstrap Elementary School (name changed to protect the innocent) ranting about the overall shitasticness of the day. It was just one of those days where everything that … Continue reading

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Ya’ Gotta Find Faith

I remember feeling so rebellious watching George Michael’s Gotta Have Faith video when I was a small fry. Those jeans, that hair, the rockin’ guitar strumming…man, was I confused come to find out (as I am sure a lot of … Continue reading

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My Sanity Toolkit

Al-Anon definitely holds a special place in my heart and will always be credited as the foundation upon which my recovery was built, however I have various “tools”,if you will, that have also helped immensely over the past three years … Continue reading

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Proud Sister Hen

This afternoon Chad sent me a text, “Oh man, I have to speak at a meeting at the Coop tonight (if you ever find yourself in Tempe, GO to a meeting here!). There’s like 150 ppl at it! Terrifying!” My … Continue reading

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Get Your Ass to Al–Anon

When my mum, Mark, and I attended Chad’s Family Weekend in Florida I was anxious and totally on self-defense mode. Talk about our feelings? Share our fears and hopes? Cry AND hug? All in the presence of complete judge-y (in … Continue reading

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