Sobriety Starts HERE is HERE!

One year ago now, Roger and I launched our video podcast called Sobriety Starts HERE. We created it for those who are seeking and searching; perhaps googling late at night and with shaky hands, “How do I stop drinking?” or “How do I know if I’m an alcoholic?” We wanted a place for the sober-curious…

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From Alcohol To Sugar: The Short Jaunt

A 2-part series I wrote for Spring Gardens Detox Centre in Spring Hill, Florida was published and I wanted to share it with you, here, as well. You see, for me, sugar came back into my life with a vengeance as soon as I quit drinking, and I know this is a common story for…

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Ray Of Light

Original photo courtesy of Katia Pershin Photography Mixed media artwork by Tammi Salas using b/w image, acrylic paints on a 5″x 5″ wood panel. As you know, I am a woman in long term recovery. As such, I am getting to meet some incredible people; people like California girl, Tammi Salas. I had the pleasure of…

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My SECRET to Staying Sober

I was talking to someone recently about my recovery journey. At one point, I told them that when I first got sober, over 14 years ago, I would chug back non-alcoholic beer every evening. I drank those beers the way I drank my beloved Corona. Out of the bottle. With a lime. Fast. They said my…

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I Am Not Afraid

Every Father’s Day weekend for the last 18 years, we have celebrated with my Dad’s side of the family at the cottage near Waterloo, Ontario. It is a wonderful time to gather, reconnect, share our news and enjoy nature. We take time to enjoy family members we don’t often see, we have a 9-hole golf tournament,…

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Revealing More Of Myself… (and a SINFUL Dessert!)

I was honoured last week to be interviewed by UK blogger Olivia Pennelle, a fellow sober living lover and passionate healthy foodie. She lives in Manchester, and I just LOVE the Internet for connecting us across the miles. It’s so cool! Olivia got sober on March 26, 2012 and proceeded to completely transform her health, losing…

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It hurts like a b*#@h!

Change is hard. We like our habits, our routines, our rituals. But the truth is, if we don’t change stuff, stuff doesn’t change! Our lives don’t change. And we don’t change. Today’s post is all about understanding how habits are formed, and broken, in order to create the life we really want. So here we are…

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The Truth Is…I Lied.

With the dawn of a new year, people are often looking to make a change.  Over the last few months, I have received several messages from people asking me how I quit drinking and how I continue to stay sober. It’s a tough question for me to answer honestly. To be honest, I don’t think…

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Happy Holidays! (Plus 6 Strategies I Use To Stay Sober)

Today’s post is simply my way of saying thank you and a chance to wish you a happy holiday season. I want you to know how much you mean to me. Without you, there would be no reason for me to share these posts, and so I want to personally thank you for being here…

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Sharing My Story With The World

Last week, I appeared on Rogers Daytime to share my story. I was afraid to do it, and so I figured that was a really good sign that I should. I used some of what Kathie Donovan taught me when we sat down to talk about her book Inspiration In Action: A Woman’s Guide To…

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