Seems to me everywhere I look I see that some form of Mom happy hour is happening. Wine is the new most popular drink of choice. The self-indulging of wine at the end of a rough day may be harmless to some. To those of us with alcohol use disorders, it is playing with fire.
It’s my birthday y’all. So far I’ve survived 13,149 days on this earth, the last 1,374 of them being alcohol free, and the last 6,357 days being free from club drugs and opiate addiction. Rock the fork on, right? Honestly, I woke up feeling a lot better turning 30 than I do turning 36. At […]
First, a little backstory and what works for me. So, if you’ve been following me on social media a while you probably noticed something new. You’ve probably noticed all my super annoying fitness posts. Sorry, not sorry. I’ve never been super athletic. When I joined the Army I had never done a push up, or […]
I took my first drink at the age of 12, and smoked cigarettes at the time too. It was 7 years after I had been sexually molested, and I was dealing with the trauma in all the wrong ways. My father wasn’t around due to his own mental illness and substance use problems. My mother […]
Today I’m celebrating my 15th Valentine’s Day with my forever Valentine, my husband. If that makes you want to gag, sorry, not sorry! We have fought really hard through tough times to have what we have now, and I’m really proud of our relationship. To give you a picture of the fight and resiliency our […]
We’ve been told as children about stranger danger. For kids, this is legit. As adults though, it gets to be a grey area. Yes, you should by all means live with sound, reasonable judgement. I’m not saying open the doors to your home or expose yourself to danger. What I’m saying is, if we’re called […]
We live in a time where political tensions are high and often times, unescapable. Every major news outlet and every major social media source is full of political ranting and raving. I am completely over it! How about you? If there’s anything I’ve learned over the last 2 years, it’s that political debates on social […]
How did I get here? How did someone who once scrubbed toilets and pulled weeds for a living get to live out my passion and dream job?
I found my passion when I found myself in Recovery. When I became sober, I knew what I wanted to do with my life. I found my purpose, helping others.
In this article, I give you 4 steps to begin loving your job.
There was a time in my life when Positive Polly annoyed the shit out of me. I was Negative Nancy at the time, and just fine being my miserable self. There were other seasons in life when I was so depressed I could hardly shower, let alone allow happy thoughts to emerge from the storm […]
According to Google, love is “an intense feeling of deep affection.” So then, how can you “love” your body? Currently, there are over 180 million uses of #fitness on Instagram (Simple Strat). I don’t know about what you’re seeing, but what I’m seeing is strong and curvy are the most popular looks right now. It’s a […]