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And With Us, To Drink Is To Die

When the silence is ripped open by the words, “She’s dead”, somehow it feels like it can never be stitched back together again.

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Not-So-Good Roads: The Challenge to Say "No" to Unhealthy Behaviors Begins with a #YesFast

I will not allow myself to go down any not-so-good roads as Dr. Suess would say in his book, “Oh, The Places You'll Go”.

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A Look Back at 2017: A Year in the Life of a Recovered Alcoholic

This year ends with the closure of a very big part of my life and who I am is changing once again.

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Looks Like We Made It!

Then the doctor told me that in fact, one of my babies had held on and was still trying to be born.

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I WASN'T READY TO SAY GOODBYE: Tips to Help Those Experiencing Loss and for Those Who May Love Someone Experiencing Loss

Staring me in the eye is the glass ballerina ornament my daughter hung with such love only weeks before she was to leave. “What do you want from me", I asked the silly thing. Tear streaks staining my cheeks, “I wasn’t ready to say goodbye”.

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The ABC's and 123's of Grief in Sobriety (Retro Blog)

I am in recovery, and if I don't get a handle on this, I may very well find myself grieving over the loss of my sobriety. So, I'm going back to basics. I'm going back to The ABC's and 123's of Grief in Sobriety. 

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A Thanksgiving Miracle

“The only problem I have is that you are still breathing" ...To say he hated me was an understatement.

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I'm a Grateful Recovered Alcoholic Named Tami

Many of you will be feeling the sting of the holiday season as you read this.

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Veteran's of War (Revisited)

Before the turn I can clearly see my street lined with police officers, paramedic crews, and news reporters – most of them centered around my home.