• Mental Health,  Mindfulness,  Recovery,  Self

    Allow Yourself Time to Heal from Bad Things and See What Happens

    Allow Yourself Time to Heal from Bad Things and See What Happens Because you shouldn’t limp through life with emotional overuse injuries. *Originally written 10-01-2019 People say that major life-altering events like divorce, death of a loved one, a move, or job loss can cause major stress for anyone. Well, let me cut to the chase by saying: It’s me. I’m anyone. Here’s a brief rundown of the major events in my life during the last 18 months. My Timeline November 2018: My spouse and I decided to separate that he’d move out in December. December 2018: My dad was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer right around Christmas. My husband moved out.…

  • Mental Health,  Self

    This January try Emotional Sobriety

    Emotional sobriety is the ability to live a balanced, mature, humility-filled life in relation to ourselves and others. In the January 1958 issue of AA’s magazine “the Grapevine,” AA founder Bill W. wrote an article about a concept he dubbed “emotional sobriety.” Emotional sobriety, according to Bill W., was the next frontier for alcoholics who had managed to put down the bottle. I think that many oldsters who have put our AA “booze cure” to severe but successful tests still find they often lack emotional sobriety…Those adolescent urges that so many of us have for top approval, perfect security, and perfect romance — urges quite appropriate to age seventeen —…