alcoholism, Balance, Marriage, Personal Growth, recovery, Sober Living, Teetotaler, Uncategorized

Marriage. Soberly Divided: Part II

Recently a dear sober sister- Ashley from Bloomin' Ash - asked me to serve as a guest blogger. I was absolutely tickled, as she's been an inspiration to me from the start of my journey. Seriously, this chick is so real, so strong, and so funny! You MUST check her out and follow, as she provides great… Continue reading Marriage. Soberly Divided: Part II

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alcoholism, Healthy Living, Motherhood, recovery, Sober Living, Teetotaler, Uncategorized

Merriest of Christmases to YOU!

How has this beautiful and joyful day been for you? Did Santa bring you everything you hoped for? Were you able to spend time with family or chat from afar? Today has been pretty magical around our household. Santa was very kind to all of us this year, and he did especially well with our… Continue reading Merriest of Christmases to YOU!

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After the victory (of sobriety)…

How do you know you've heard an awesome message at church (or a seminar, support group, professional meeting, etc.)? Simple- you cannot stop thinking about it, AND you want to keep applying said message to your own life. About a month ago I heard a sermon at our family's church that really sparked some thoughts… Continue reading After the victory (of sobriety)…

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The day I knew it was time to get sober… for good!

I've written this post a million times in my head and once as a draft only to be permanently deleted. I just haven't felt ready to share "The Day." But I can't stop thinking "Why, Alison? What is holding you back from sharing your story?" I started this blog to share my sobriety journey, to… Continue reading The day I knew it was time to get sober… for good!

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My top five favorite books about recovery…

Lately, I've had some folks reach out asking what books have helped me the most through my sober journey. Honestly, all of them! But here are five that stand out the most (thus far)- Girl Walks Out of a Bar: A Memoir by Lisa F. Smith (www.lisasmothauther.com) I've read this one twice and would happily… Continue reading My top five favorite books about recovery…