BYO Mocktail: The First Thanksgiving Sangria (AF)

Hello again all! We are starting that descent into the holiday season which can often cause anxiety for those of us in sobriety. No matter how much time you have there can be triggers everywhere...

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Staying Grounded in Recovery

Staying Grounded in Recovery

What do you do when you get a craving?  When you’re in that moment and your next move may decide whether you pick up a bottle, or not.  And how do you feel when you’re in that moment?     For example...I feel anxious, I feel panicky and I feel nervous.    ...

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Bring Your Own Mocktail – Alcohol-Free Dark & Stormy

Bring Your Own Mocktail – Alcohol-Free Dark & Stormy

Drinking alcohol for me wasn’t always bad. There are a lot of happy memories I have from when I was drinking. Fun adventures were had, friends were made and laughter was heard echoing through an afternoon. One of the bars my husband and I go to in the summer has a...

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When Relapse is Part of Your Story

When Relapse is Part of Your Story

I saw the following quote about relapse on Instagram the other day.  When I first read it I thought, ‘gross!’, and scrolled on.  Throughout the day the quote kept coming back to me though...perhaps because I have 3 dogs that are often doing gross things.  But the more...

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Bring Your Own Mocktail – Alcohol-Free Tom Collins

Bring Your Own Mocktail – Alcohol-Free Tom Collins

This past weekend I had the chance to teach some mocktails for the Dry July Restore class hosted by Recovery Elevator. The Sunday classes are a little check in and are meant to be fun. And what’s more fun than making some NA drinks?! For the class we made 3 drinks and...

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7 Things I Don’t Miss About Drinking

7 Things I Don’t Miss About Drinking

There was a time that I was afraid to stop drinking. I was afraid that I would fail. I was scared about removing something from my life that had been a part of my life for over 30 years.    I thought drinking made me fun...so by quitting I would be boring. I...

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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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