Alcohol attributable deaths are the third-leading preventable cause of death in America. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 88,424 people die from alcohol-related causes each year in the United States. 🍻
Yeah this was me trying to come up with excuses back in the day lol 😆 minus the pregnant part...I was eating a cracker the other day that looked like it had poppy seeds in it and was wondering how awkward it would be if I were drug tested and tested positive for opiates 😐 darn poppies!
Baby, you’ve got a stew goin’.
Today I am 27 days sober. My Sunday tradition these past few weeks has been to cook a big supper, and tonight I made @chrissyteigen’s Sleepytime Stew and Cream Cheese Smashed Potatoes. It took almost four hours to make but hot damn, it is tasty.
HOW. // “Don’t look back, you’re not going that way.” — I believe the only way to really go about achieving emotional sobriety is to completely change the direction I’ve been going. That means turning away from people, things, places, and substances that I have used the last few years and instead embarking on a brand new journey.
How is this done .
1️⃣ By staying clean and sober from all mind- or mood- altering substances. My sobriety date is today, 12/16/2018 💚
2️⃣ By maintaining a constantly growing awareness of myself, my tiggers, and what I tend to turn to when I’m in a fear- or anxiety-based mindset.
3️⃣ By eating clean, exercising, going to therapy or spiritual counseling, attending meetings, attending church, and hydrating with water 💦
4️⃣ By blocking and deleting all phone numbers and people out of my life associated with any of my addictions.
What would it take for you to make the decision to be emotionally sober
#soberliving #soberlife #soberlifestyle #cleanandsober #addictionrecovery #addictionrecoveryquotes #mentalhealthawareness
WHAT. // I am challenging myself to one☝️ year of physical and emotional sobriety beginning on January 1st. .
You may be wondering what I mean by #emotionalsobriety and while I believe everyone has their own definition of what it looks like, for me it means that I don’t use or need to use anything outside of myself to achieve feeling whole. That includes substances, people, and things.
A few guidelines I’ve decided on for myself:
1️⃣ No use of mind-altering substances of any kind.
2️⃣ No dating or anything of that nature.
3️⃣ No interaction with toxic people tied to either of those things.
In my next post I will go over how I plan to fill up my time that was previously spent on those things that I plan to give up.
#soberlife #soberliving #soberissexy #cleanandsober #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness
Holidays can be difficult but my key to a successful sober holiday season is to STAY BUSY!! Our thoughts can be a dangerous place. Do not allow yourself much if any down time. Down time leads to getting into your own head. Find a hobby that you love and get busy. Reach out if you need someone to talk to. I’m only a message or a call away❤️❤️❤️ we do recover my friends. This will be my 4th sober holiday season and I have done it by staying busy and keeping myself occupied!
Today think about the little things in life that make LIFE so absolutely beautiful. No matter where you are or what life’s throwing at you currently, there IS something simply BEAUTIFUL about your life, so try to find it. And enjoy it. ❄️💞
As my 1 year #soberanniversary approaches (EEEK) I’ve become so much more reflective about how this past year has been😊
I get asked a lot about my sobriety journey, being a 22 year old I admit I still DO feel the pressure to be “living my best life” which apparently means going out and getting wasted... lol. People ask me “But isn’t giving up alcohol all together too hard” or “Oh I could never do that because that’s too hard”. Well, I’m here to tell you from a place of love, CHOOSE YOUR HARD.
Do you know what is hard Waking up not feeling good enough each day. Feeling like I was in a constant hamster wheel of binge drinking. Faking both intimate and personal relationships. Suppressing my true introverted self because I thought I was not good enough, funny enough or sexy enough without alcohol. Waking up the next day feeling so alone. I didn’t even really know who I was because when the self judgement is so strong, I really had to numb to be with myself.
So, no it’s not easy being sober, far from it. But in comparison to what my reality was like before, I continuously CHOOSE sobriety every damn time. Nothing in life worth having comes easy, but you need to choose a “hard” that is going to make you FEEL aligned to who you truly are destined to be. I would rather pick this hard thing called sobriety because it has truly given me everything I didn’t think I could or deserve to have. Babe, choose YOU.❤️ .
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Never forget that little accomplishments are still accomplishments. Taking a step forward is still a step so be proud of yourself! Remember to appreciate yourself. You are capable of amazing things just keep taking steps forward.
Missing my beautiful little Edmonton family 🥰💕
You are enough just as you are. You don’t need to change for anyone and you shouldn’t ever feel you have to. You are enough. What your doing is enough. I’m so blessed that I can now see that I’m enough. I set such a low bar for myself in the past that I never believed I was enough but today I know I AM ENOUGH.
Bullshit is gonna come your way. Seemingly out of the blue. Don’t let it ruin your resolve. @alcoholicpoetry
Great time with a wondrous group of individuals. All who taught me something. I was able to empty my mind have moments of peace and clarity.
Until next year Mount Calvary Monastery. #namaste ✌️
S O B E R + still waking up hung over. I’m celebrating one year of sobriety, and today I woke up feeling hung over from life. How the hell did I do this stoned 24/7 Oh, that’s right, drugs and alcohol are numbing. Life is much more intense without them. I am feeling everything, all my shit is coming to the surface and sometimes I feel like I’m being buried in it. After living overseas for a year, being back home has really tried my sobriety. What keeps me on the clear path is devotion. I woke up hung over from a rough night emotionally and I practiced. When I got off my mat I wrote. I wrote in my journal and worked on one of my screenplays which I hadn’t had the inspiration to do so in ages. All that emotion fueled my creative flow. Now imagine if I’d used, what would have happened I know, because I’ve been trying to be sober for 3 years and relapsed many times. I’d feel guilty and ashamed and nothing productive would have come out of it. I am grateful for being 100% present to experience all of life’s intensity after I’ve spent enough of my life running from it. I’m intense, you’re intense, life’s intense, and it’s all temporary. Life is dissolving at a rapid rate, don’t miss it.
Fitness has been an integral part of my life since I first started playing sports when I was 4 years old. In many ways fitness has been my church, my sanctuary, my peace, and what keeps me disciplined in order to continue making healthy and sober choices.
When I first got sober, I had to face myself. It was new and it was awkward. I had to replace my drinking habits with other things. I filled my time with work and with the gym and those two things quickly became my identity.
It sounded good right Wanting to not only be great but excellent at work and in the gym consumed my life and my time. It kept me sober; but that’s all it did. I wasn’t drinking, and I’m grateful for that, but life is more complex, interesting and beautiful if you are open to it.
I recently heard a podcast where the main question posed by @glennondoyle was “Who am I that is truer than how I am currently defining myself as now” I realized that I only defined myself based on my successes or failures in the work place or in the gym.
I want more for myself. This past year, I learned I like being a sales person, that I have the ability to experience diverse emotions, that I do in fact like the taste of salmon, that I can enjoy the wilderness while still claiming to be a city girl, that I’m okay with my vision being misunderstood, that I can love donuts AND healthy eating, and that being honest and telling the truth in all situations is better than attempting perfectionism or sacrificing authenticity.
#fitnessmotivation #fitness #sober #soberfitness #kansascity #fitnesswomen #soberliving #healthylifestyle #health @thetemper
Living Sober is CHALLENGING!
Living Sober with confidence, courage, clarity & purpose is REWARDING.
Starting Monday, December 17, 2018, I will be offering LIVE solutions to ease your anxiety.stress, busyness, fear, overwhelm, guilt and insecurity moment to moment and through the holidaze. .
The purpose of the mentoring is to remind you of what you already know and help you practice it in real time when you are TRIGGERED.
Join me at 7am PST LIVE on FB @regroovin to kick off the mentoring. .
If you don't do FB and want to join live, join on ZOOM here https://zoom.us/j/386560531
We start tomorrow at 7am PST, 10am EST
WHY RECOVERY COMES FIRST.
I will be answering questions and replying to comments I have received.
What is your #1 question, concern or problem navigating your holidays this year
DM me or drop a comment below and I will be sure to answer you this week. .
We all want less anxiety and more courage.
P.S.- If you are ready to listen to the calling of your heart, to see yourself thriving in relationships and feel worthy in your life in recovery click the link in my bio @regroovin
I have a couple of spots left to start making all this possible before Christmas.
Guilt free, alcohol free kava smoothie!! Happy Sunday everyone ❤️🙌🏼
Sunday intention setting for the week:
Enjoy space in schedule.
Play with kids and make snowflakes
Yoga three times
Drink tea, lemon water, and water with apple cider vinegar
Write content for Women’s circle
Sleep some more
Dream big with @wildlyrooted
Cook with Oskar and Gus
I’m constantly having to remind myself to slow it down and offer my self compassion as a working mama. Healthy does not have to be hard, it just needs to be intentional.
‘‘Tis the season to wear red 🌹
Believe and have faith. All is possible in him who guides me. Love conquers All
So true. I try to focus on the one person I know whose defects I CAN adjust, with God's help.
Back in September of 2011, I tore every tendon and ligament in my right elbow and had a complete dislocation of my forearm playing football. I remember that day like it was yesterday. Not becuse of the ambulance that wasn’t there during the injury which left me on the field for nearly an hour in agonizing pain with my arm in two pieces while we waited for one to show up — but because of the morphine I was shot up with when paramedics did arrive. That day, for me, was the first time I’d ever been high in my life off narcotics. It was the first time I’d ever been high period. And I still consider it the start of a downward spiral into a 4-year drug addiction, because of the vast amount of prescription pain killers the doctors were more than willing to administer to a then 18-year-old kid. That day changed the course of my life forever. I almost died a year and a half later from abusing prescription pain killers and mixing them with alcohol and having an undiagnosed mental illness on top of it all which made me suicidal. The turning point was waking up from a short-term coma after being unresponsive for a period of time when doctors thought I may have been brain dead. It’s easy to look at certain events in your life like this and play the victim — to think that you got a raw deal and you’re only in a shit situation because fate intervened and put you there. It would also be a false narrative though. If somebody gives you a loaded gun, the only person responsible for pulling that trigger is you. You can’t blame your own impulsivity, selfishness and lack of judgement on anybody else but yourself. I still possessed the character traits of an addict long before doctors ever put any painkillers in my hands, and that’s one of the main problems people have who never reach long-term sobriety: not being able to accept that they are culpable for the outcome of their lives more so than anybody else.
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