045: Are You an Alcoholic Part 2 | Have You Noticed Any of These Character Defects?

Clarence S, one of the founding members of AA, gave us the following list of character defects, which seems to still be a standard in American rehab centers today: - Self Pity - Self Justification -...

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Bring Your Own Mocktail – Alcohol-Free Strawberry Mojito

Bring Your Own Mocktail – Alcohol-Free Strawberry Mojito

Hi! I’m Kate and I’m here to give you the mocktail content you didn’t know you needed or wanted. Every other month I’ll be here with a new recipe for you to try. Back in my drinking days I was a huge fan of cocktails. You name it, I drank it. It might have been that I...

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“Sober” VS “In Recovery”

“Sober” VS “In Recovery”

“I’m sober.”   “I’m in recovery.”   Two statements that very often get interchanged.  If you think they mean the same thing, think again.  There is a distinct difference.  Being sober is very different from being in recovery.  You can be one or the other...or you...

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Counting Your Days of Sobriety

Counting Your Days of Sobriety

Do you keep count of your days of sobriety?  Do you keep track of how many days you have away from alcohol?  📆  Should you?  People fall into one of two different camps when it comes to that question.     One camp says yes...keeping track and counting your days...

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The Power of Nature

The Power of Nature

Nature. I can get lost in it.  It’s where I can recharge my soul.  And it’s one of my most used tools in my recovery toolbox.  I feel better when I spend time outdoors.  And when you feel better you are less likely to ‘relapse’.  BONUS!     One of the great...

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5 Ways to Create More Peace in Your Life

5 Ways to Create More Peace in Your Life

I stopped making New Year Resolutions a few years ago.  As positive, excited and motivated they would make me feel at the start of the year...oftentimes those very same resolutions would bring me down later in the year.  It wouldn't be long and I would feel like a...

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Sober COVID Holidays

Sober COVID Holidays

A layered cake.  That’s what I picture when I think about the next couple months.  The bottom layer is the upcoming holiday season.  And during a ‘normal’ year the holiday season can be stressful because… ...because of feeling overwhelmed, not getting everything on...

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Burn the Ships!  🔥⛵️

Burn the Ships! 🔥⛵️

In the year 1519, Hernán Cortés, a Spanish conquistador, arrived in the New World with six hundred men and, upon arrival, ordered his men to, ‘burn the ships’.  🔥⛵️  His logic behind this wasn’t to go down in the history books as the conquistador loco that ordered his...

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The Top 10 Benefits of Quitting Drinking

The Top 10 Benefits of Quitting Drinking

👋🏽 Hi, my name is Kerri Mac.  Some of you may know me, but I'm betting that most of you don't.  I want to thank you for taking the time to read my blog, my very first blog.  How did I end up here, writing a blog for Recovery Elevator?  Well, I like to think of it as...

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Recovery Gave us a Head Start

Recovery Gave us a Head Start

Those in recovery have a head start. We've already begun the inner transformation that so many are just starting. This is a fun concept everyone that I get super excited about. It's a deep one. I think you'll understand why and I want you to come with me. I think...

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