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...

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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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When Quitting Drinking, You’re in the Ring

When Quitting Drinking, You’re in the Ring

I’d like to zoom out a bit and talk about the journey for a moment. There is no one size fits all approach to ditching the booze, but I think most of us can agree, there can by trying times. You often hear on the Recovery Elevator podcast from myself and interviewees...

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Ways to Ground Yourself in Sobriety

Ways to Ground Yourself in Sobriety

I'm going to cover the techniques I use to ground myself when I'm having a rough day, or am feeling anxious.  Let's face it, there can be times in sobriety when we find ourselves taking things one day at a time (ODAAT), or one hour at a time (OHAAT), or one minute at...

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The Unfu*ck Yourself Movement

The Unfu*ck Yourself Movement

I was in a bookstore at the airport the other day and noticed a trend while looking at the top twenty best sellers. There were several books with clear, unambiguous titles. Our society collectively is starting to wake up and is looking for ways to unfuck themselves....

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5 Reasons You Should Stop Drinking Alcohol

5 Reasons You Should Stop Drinking Alcohol

I was completely ignorant to how beneficial giving up alcohol would be to the overall quality of my life. After all, alcohol became me. I spent a huge chunk of my life intimately interacting with alcohol, completely isolated from any other solution. When I was first...

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How Quitting Drinking Made Me a Better Traveler

How Quitting Drinking Made Me a Better Traveler

By Claire O'Brien   A few months before I quit drinking for good, the husband and I stole a few days to lounge on the sand at the Delaware Shore. It was September, and the air was still warm but the crowds had thinned, leaving us the wide beaches to ourselves. We...

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