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A Pal

“Good luck with everything, pal.” That was the final text from the man I thought would be my final love. Five words bent into a flint dagger. My eyes welled and my lips blubbered; sweat soaked through my shirt. Opened … Continue reading

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Staying on Track

I try to focus more on what being sober can bring me.  Go watch the sunset instead of going to the bar. I try to focus more on meals instead of the wine. And then there’s the nice aspect of … Continue reading

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Trauma

Think about it this way: We all carry an invisible backpack filled with trauma. The size of our backpacks differs from person to person. When trauma is retriggered, our backpack grows heavier and arouses the preexisting trauma. However, by recognizing … Continue reading

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Love

Anxiety is love’s greatest killer. It creates the failures. It makes others feel as you might when a drowning man holds on to you. You want to save him, but you know he will strangle you with his panic. – Anais … Continue reading

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How to Help Kids cope With Stress

Make a zen list. Knowing thier go -to soothers is a great life skill for children.. Encourage your kids to come up with things that make them feel calm, like listening to music or petting the cat. Then when you … Continue reading

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