Finding God and My True Self

Finding God and My True Self

My second alcoholic bottom was just a tad dramatic. After more than a year of drinking a pint of whiskey daily, I was sitting in my recliner contemplating suicide. How would I do it? How would my wife Dora react? Would anyone come to my funeral? Probably not. I was in that dark hole again and I didn’t see any way out. I painfully concluded that I really didn’t want to kill myself, but I couldn’t go on.

Bonds and Connections

Bonds and Connections

This week we are sharing a TED talk by Johann Hari that knocked our socks off. It was filmed last month at TEDGlobalLondon, and we want to make sure our readers have an opportunity to watch it. We invite you to set aside a little time and treat yourself to this enlightening talk. Oh, and you might want to have a tissue handy.

Five Effective Ways to Move through Emotional Overwhelm

Five Effective Ways to Move through Emotional Overwhelm

It happens to all of us at some point in recovery: Life feels overwhelming. And for whatever reason, in that moment, we experience the “urge.”
We are human, after all, so beating ourselves up for momentarily considering reverting to an old behavior (drinking, using, gambling, etc.) is never effective. It is neither bad nor wrong to have these feelings or urges; what matters is how we choose to navigate the challenge.