The family gathering

I pick up the phone and make the call. “Hey Pumpkin, it’s mom.  Dad and I have something we would like to tell you.  Can you come over at 8:30, just on your own.” Miss J and R have a friend over to stay but this isn’t something I want to tell them.  For now, […]

WHAT WOULD BUDDHA DO?

It’s 3:30am. I’ve been awake since 2:30am. It’s pouring with rain outside and it’s freezing. Whenever it rains at night, especially that hard driving miserable rain, I think of the homeless.  I lay in bed, snuggled under my duvet and blanket and I imagine how awful it must be for them trying to stave off […]

Book Review : Craft for the Soul

*First up, this is not in any way shape or form a sponsored post.  This is simply my experience, which I hope, you the wonderful reader of my blog, will find interesting, and perhaps, too, a little uplifting.* Since becoming sober five and a bit years ago, I have been on a quest.  A quest […]

WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT ALCOHOLISM

I was talking to a friend the other day about my childhood.  In my early teenage years, my dad’s drinking had become untenable for us as a family.  My dad was probably in the lowest place he could possibly be emotionally, ravaged by the grip of alcohol and a life in which he felt trapped. […]

FIVE YEARS OF SOBRIETY

Hello! Today I celebrate five years of sobriety.  Yep, this day, in 2010, was the first full day I had without any alcohol and I haven’t had a drink since. Since it is a pretty big milestone, I thought I would share what they call in AA my drinking story.  By recognising and looking back […]