I believe we all have an internal gauge that tells us whether something is right or wrong. It’s in the gut. @alcoholicpoetry
If you want check this out on YouTube. What causes autism.
Sober sipping! Holiday sparkling beverages for those of us who don't drink alcohol. A cubed honeycrisp apple, sliced grapes, two orange slices and fresh cranberries! Add sparkling cider, ginger ale or sprite (or a mix) and let sit for an hour to steep. Enjoy! #soberaf #soberlife #sobercocktail #festiveseason #fallfood
Beanie John. 6 pics. That's hilarious.
I can't remember who posted this but it was too good not to share. I love me some 12 steps! Acceptance is the key!
I have been an addictions psychotherapist for over 7 years, and I can say with certainty that the 12 steps is the only addiction intervention I have seen and used that has longlasting change and truly helps people recover. Despite popular belief, it is evidence based treatment.
There tends to be an us and them mentality between mental health professionals and those in recovery. Fellow therapists: The 12 steps work. It is the only thing that I have seen work. If a patient is truly working the 12 steps, (s)he will not relapse. Period.
Lol. Right? I'll get fricking mad. Remember dial up? Actually remember the black and white Nokia phones with snake? That's it. Buying one.
Drop a comment with your sobriety date! 😁
Today marks 18 months sober, for me. (Before and after photos)
What a remarkable 18 months it has been. I have learned so much about myself, the world, and others.
It's hard to say what the most important thing I've learned is, so here are a few I hold tightly to;
•the comparison is the death of love, (self or otherwise)
•comfort does not spur growth
•my fears always underestimate me
•I (and only I) have the ability to change the direction of my life if I don't like where it's heading
•asking for help does not make you anything other than 'human'
There are so many more things 😂 as anyone in recovery will tell you. But that's my list for now, and now, I'm going to celebrate my day 😁😁😁 Hope you all have a wonderful Saturday!
Hahhahahaha. Lol. A real man loves his woman every day of the month. That's helza funny.
I'm on my way to brunch with some girlfriends and got this text from one and I'm like - that's a thing I used to have to do!
I don't even know what that means, really. But I know she doesn't have to apologize to me. I'm wide awake, bright-eyed and bushy tailed looking forward to my coffee and avocado toast and not a day of headaches and feeling crap.
Maybe I'll serve as inspiration!
PS - there's dried vomit on the train I'm on. I'm glad I wasn't that person too.
I soooo needed to read THIS today! In sobriety I have had to apologize more so than EVER before because I'm truly aware of my character defects. Uggghhh! I HATE apologizing but I don't want to be an asshole. I truly NEVER try to intentionally hurt anyone but often times I hurt those who are closest to me. Progress NOT perfection. I'm learning how to do this SOBER life, please be patient with me. Sober relationship's and friendships are hard but I know they are worth it. .
#sorrynotsorry #truthbomb #trusttheprocess #soberaf #womeninrecovery #changelooksamazingonme #ilovesoberme
Ok this hipster thing. I'm not even sure of how or where this got started. When I think hipster I think zooey deschanel. I now call it the Mendocino County look or the Northern California look. Its really like a mix of beatnik, grunge, and hippy. Lol. It's like Seattle grunge and Oregon hippy with California stoner. Straight up. I always used to wanna dress like this,then i realized 3 things , one: the only thing that's changed About my style since the 90s? I went from relaxed jeans to slim straight. 2:I don't have the patience to always look hipster. And 3: only hipsters can find hipster clothes. I swear. They are in the hipstery land. 3 pics.
Today, I will try to put that *mental* umbrella away! (Or at least in the backseat of my car) 🤣 credit @soberonedayatatime
Since becoming sober, decor has turned into a passion of mine. I always liked interior design but now it lights me up in a whole new way. I redesigned my space to reflect my mindset: soothing, minimal, neutral colors, gold accents, and plants all bring me peace and make me feel at home. •
Having a visual change-up in my space has done a lot for me in terms of mentally moving on from being a drinker. It’s like a break up...but this time it was a break up with booze! •
The pic above is major #kitchengoals
for me (thanks @ispydiy
)! Do you like decor and interior design?
If you get a chance please watch this. Apparently Obama passed a law that said something along the lines of not arresting people for camping. Well Sacramento is ruthless you guys.
I put my life into the hands of what I consider to be my Higher Power - call it god, or spirit, or creator, or goddess, or magic-fucking-mystery - whatever you call it, I placed my life in its hands & now here, living this new + foreign life, and I am surrounded my palm trees, and sunny skies, and it’s like 30 degrees in OCTOBER. 30 degrees!! Like, where’s the snow? what the fuck?! 😂. Grateful, yes.
Assimilating this life, yes.
Totally blown away by the strange mystery... yeah, big time.
Defiantly don’t regret the choice to buckle down and get sober, that’s for sure.
what the fuck?! wow.
The word that stood out to me was Shine. People ask me ALL the time, did you really have cancer and 4 strokes before the age of 34 ; I am pretty sure I shock them with my answer, "Yep, secrets kept me sick." And then usually some random shiny thing grabs my attention and the conversation is over. ALL my "gists" are baffled by my recovery. I don't think they TRULY believed when I told myself in the hospital June 30th, 2018 that I would bounce back BETTER after the stroke than before.
Ask my husband. I told him in my jumbled speech which was SO hard to get words out but I was determined and I TRULY believed if God could get me Sober earlier this year, then he surely would work another Miracle. And he did, and he's continue to do so. I woke up on a Saturday after a party NOT HUNGOVER. You can call it the Universe, God, Nature, AA, Jesus, I don't really care. I choose to call what has happened in my life a Miracle and the bible and the big book is the ONLY place where I've ever read countless stories of REAL miracles. I'm a friend of Bill and Bob's and Jesus is my Homeboy. Your tribe attracts your vibe. .
#thepromises #vibesdontlie #yourvibeattractsyourtribe #fixyourmindbeforeyourface #cancersurvivor #strokesurvivor #recoveroutloud #womeninrecovery #trusttheprocess #truthbomb #spiritualaf #spiritualawakening #jesusismyhomeboy #aa #spiritualgangster #meetingmakersmakeit #recoverysurvivor #suicidesurvivor #choosehappiness #choosejoy #nohangover #soberaf #sobermom
Oh haaayyy. Feeling good today but I don't know if anyone else has been through this more than a few times- I feel on guard now. In my past experiences, between 2 months and 4 months I start to get used to how great it feels to be sober and I forget how much I hated having to drink every night.
One thing I'm doing differently this time is building a rock solid support network. I was still very isolated and attempting the double life deal in the past. Doing my meetings, but still trying to hang out with people who were toxic for me.
The last few years, my friend circle has really tightened up in to a group of people I adore and I know love me unconditionally. Then there is the amazing community of sober people online! Between all of you here on insta and my groups on Facebook, I have zero excuses to not reach out and ask for help when I need it.
So here we go- onward & upward!
#sobermom #soberoctober #livelifesober #soberaf #recoveryquotes #recover #wedorecover #soberissexy #recovery #inrecovery #notaglumlot #recoverycommunity #sobernetwork #onedayatatime #pickupthephone
I’m JUST waking up, messy hair, sinuses still acting up, tired eyes and fresh coffee and had to share.
Today I’m SEVEN months sober!! ❤️❤️🙏🙏 That’s TWO HUNDRED AND TWELVE days I’ve said NO to alcohol.
THIRTY weeks I’ve conquered something I was once POWERLESS over.
THIRTY Saturday’s and THIRTY Sunday’s I’ve woken up WITHOUT a hangover and sipped coffee instead of tequila.
SEVEN months of clarity
SEVEN months of cleaning up my path that was destroyed by my addiction to alcohol and who I became on this drug.
FIVE THOUSAND, ONE HUNDRED AND TEN hours I’ve spent working on myself and relearning how to have fun WITHOUT alcohol.
Beyond blessed and MOST grateful for my sobriety and my prayers being answered. Much love to you all out there folks! ❤️❤️🙏🙏
#sober #soberissexy #soberliving #motivate #soberevolution #alcoholfree #soberaf #onedayatatime #believe #higherpower #helpisoutthere #saynotodrugs #alcoholisadrug #sobermovement
Now that's fricking funny! I used to think that my ex was leaving empty candy boxes on the street for her ex husband as a sign that he/ or she came up on a sack or something or were in the area. Twacked the f*** back!!! I still kinda think that might of been true. Lol.
Breathe Deep... And Keep it Moving
...Friday night dinner with this one!