Of all the emotions that I push aside with drinking, loss and grief are the ones that push my buttons the hardest. Any loss – a death, a breakup, a sense of failure – will send me looking for relief. I struggle with it, perhaps more than anything else.Read More
I have a new book out called 30 Days Sober: a companion guide to taking a break from alcohol. It’s published by the lovely crew at Final Draft Press, who also helped me with Re-think Your Drinking: 5 practical tips to cut back on alcohol. I’ve made 30 Days Sober free for October 2nd and […]Read More
“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” ― George Eliot I could have been a lot of things. I’ve made choices that I’m not proud of, and then redeemed myself by making different choices later on. Or, at least, tried to redeem myself. The sad fact of life is that […]Read More
– Finn Butler, From The WreckageRead More
What do you see when you look at this glass? When I was over-drinking, it was a glass of vodka and pineapple juice. Now it’s just a fancy drink that may or may not have alcohol in it. I have learned, in the process of redirecting my habits, that it’s still okay to have fun […]Read More
"I took pleasure where it pleased me and passed on. I forgot that every little action of the common day makes or unmakes character, and that therefore what one has done in the secret chamber one has some day to cry aloud on the housetops."
Dryuary.org is about not drinking for the month of January. I’ve put both my books on sale for the month at 99 cents each – you can get them here: 30 Days Sober and Rethink Your Drinking! But how is my Dryuary going, you ask? Long. It’s been a stressful month, and I find myself […]
I’m adding this article looking at how addiction happens in a learning environment, and that the process of getting addicted is pretty similar to a learning disorder where we use a single tool to cope with the challenges we face at the expense of learning alternative methods of coping.