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Friday Favorites #2: Highs that are Lows and Lows that are Highs

Anyone know what I mean when I say a “low” that is also a “high?” I feel like during a time of recovery – which as I’ve said before is really a time of discovery – a lot of our “highs” and things that we know make us happy deep down may, in the moment, also feel like a low. I touched on it in this post where I mentioned that…

Creating a Life You Don’t Want to Run Away From

Many people spend their lives running.  And no, not the marathon kind. We spend so much time and energy running away from who we really are, what we really feel and what we really want to do. We distract ourselves with our iPhones the instant we have a moment of open space. We keep ourselves busy busy busy in order to avoid too much quiet time where our thoughts can get the better of us…

WIAW: It’s Biochemistry

Happy What I Ate Wednesday! A day to let our brains go to a little spa and leave those deeper thoughts behind.  At least while we salivate over pretty pictures of food. I’m in a big week of pre-rehearsal table work here (script reading and analysis discussion for my next theatre project).  Eight hours a day of sitting (and staying 100% focused for every moment….errr…). It’s good. Really. I  feel a greater…

Meeting Your Edge

“There is a story about a group of people climbing to the top of a mountain. It turns out it’s pretty steep, and as soon as they get to a certain height, a couple of people look down and see how far it is, and they completely freeze; they had come up against their edge and they couldn’t go beyond it. The fear was so great that they couldn’t move. All the way…

Thinking out loud: “Rewards” and Recovery

The other day someone I love – who is recovering from an alcohol addiction – told me that they had a drink on the weekend.  It had been a solid amount of time since their last drink, they were feeling safe and in control, so they thought they’d reward themselves with one drink. They thought it would be a way to acknowledge the feat they had just over come. They thought it would feel nice…a desirable…

Who’s Voice is Who’s

Well, I had a whole different post ready to publish this morning. But the thought of posting it was filling me with all sorts of discomfort. It really did not feel right. See, it was a far more inspiration, pro-recovery, “do it time” post and unfortunately, I am not feeling any of that right now. Truth is, I’m not feeling good. I’m feeling a debilitating tug-a-war between depression and defiant anger…

Update. Goals, Strategies and Moving Forward.

In alluding to my last post… I am in reset mode. Even before this last weeks’ event, I could feel myself slipping into cautious territory.   I wasn’t giving into symptoms so much that they were once again taking control, but the thoughts were beginning to gain strength. When school began, my routine completely shifted and control of my days was taken away… something I have greatly struggled with in the past. I found myself sitting &#8211…

Reset.

Hi all, I haven’t written in a while. Well, I’ve tried. I’ve written or started a number of posts actually, but each one ended up in the trash or put on hold. I’ve been all over the place. My thoughts, my feelings… I haven’t been able to grasp what I am feeling or thinking or what I want to do at any given time. Each time I wrote I…