alcoholism, Healthy Living, recovery, Sober Living, Teetotaler

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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Mocktails, Recipe, recovery, Sober Living, Teetotaler, Uncategorized

Mocktail of the month (December)

One of my absolute favorite cocktails to drink when I wanted to be fancy around the holiday season was a chocolate martini. I called it my "Big Girl Chocolate Milk." I have a lot of fond memories tied to those martinis because those were drinks I could and would actually sip and enjoy with close… Continue reading Mocktail of the month (December)

alcoholism, recovery, Sober Living, Teetotaler

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!

Healthy Living, Mocktails, Recipe, recovery, Sober Living, Teetotaler

Mocktail of the month (November)

This year's holiday season is on full-blast, don't ya think?! Target appears to have forgotten there is a holiday between Halloween and Christmas, given that the North Pole set up shop at the stroke of midnight on November 1st. Commercials are already belting out Christmas tunes and cheer. And ugly sweaters are EVERYWHERE! C'mon, people!… Continue reading Mocktail of the month (November)

alcoholism, recovery, Sober Living, Teetotaler

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…