Week 2 of the TIU Bikini Series Challenge had some fits and starts. I kinda-sorta blame it on the fact that at the lovely age of 33, I've somehow developed allergies. My congestion and overall fatigue got the best of me, so it was a "listen to your body" kind-of-week when it came to the… Continue reading Tone It Up Bikini Series Challenge: Week 2 Recap
If you've been following me for awhile, you know I'm all about some self-care! If you're new- Hi! I'm Alison, and I NEED, CRAVE, DESIRE self-care to keep my sanity. Being a mommy to three little crazies, working on an (accelerated) master's degree, and being in single-mom-mode more often than I'd like pretty much requires… Continue reading Self-care: My six favorite at-home indulgences
How do you bring up recovery? How do you tell someone that you don't (fill-in-the-blank) anymore or that you're struggling? How do you tell people to not view you like a hurt puppy dog because you've given up (fill-in-the-blank)? How can we recover out loud without the stigma?? As I get more-and-more comfortable with sobriety… Continue reading Recovering out loud: Part I
Towards the end of last year, I realized I was ready to amp up my recovery game by making more connections... in-person. As someone who struggles a great deal with social anxiety, I knew this was a demon I was not only ready to face but to punch in-the-face. Drinking and anxiety always went hand-in-hand for… Continue reading Kicking social anxiety to the curb: my experience at the She Recovers Sacred Pause Saturday
Lately life has been BUSY! Like too busy. After I got done doing all my cartwheels from celebrating my first year of sobriety, I sat back down to reality---> stay-at-home-mom life + intermittent single-mom-mode + three BRUTAL courses for my current masters program. Folks, I've been on the STRUGGLE BUS! Don't panic, though! Booze is… Continue reading Coping with a stressful season… sober.