9 ways to get through a holiday party, S O B E R.

9 ways to get through a holiday party, S O B E R.

1. Arrive on time.  Other people are likely to not be hammered and out of their mind right when the party starts.

2. Get a {non-alcoholic} drink.  Early on in sobriety, I ordered club soda, cranberry and lime. If you don't like cranberry juice, order soda water and lime.  If you like diet coke, get one in a glass with ice. The longer you are sober, you won't care if people ask why you aren't drinking.  If you are newly sober, it's hard to navigate and you are probably still trudging through the shame swamp... just make it easier.

3. Find a spot that feels comfortable.  Maybe it is by the fire or in the kitchen or by the TV. Claim it. Get comfortable and do some people watching.

The Secrets to Finding Connection

The Secrets to Finding Connection

I recently finished my 200RYT.  I spent 6 months with 21 amazing people.  This certification is the first of its kind; Life Coaching + Restorative Yoga.  That being said, the bond, the connection that was created during the six months was significant.  In order for us to better serve others, to help others heal, we had to heal ourselves.  You can’t give away what you don’t have…

Anger, Sobriety and the Next Indicated Step

Anger, Sobriety and the Next Indicated Step

I have written this over and over and over again. I have deleted and re-written this more times than I care to admit.

This last 24 hours has been rough. I don’t tell you this for sympathy but to refrain from stuffing it down, hiding, compartmentalizing or denying it. It’s how I stay healthy and sane today; to feel the feels, to stand in my truth and then put one foot in front of the other and take the next indicated step, regardless of how small or how painful.