Overflowing Toilets

So yesterday evening, my daughter came running out frantically from her bedroom, “Mom!  The toilet is flooding the bathroom!” I sighed and dropped the dishes I was doing and walked down the hall to check it out.  To my surprise, there was literally an inch of water covering the floor of the kids’ bathroom, running…

Can Dailies Transform Your Life?

People who are well-versed in addiction recovery are familiar with the term “dailies.”  For an addict, dailies include small actions they commit to on a daily basis to keep them on track for recovery and sobriety.  These dailies might include Step Study, reaching out to a sponsor, or journaling. As the partner of an addict, I…

Chronicles of Anger

Thanks to Alicia for this beautiful guest post about her experience with anger in recovery. Chronicles of Anger “Let’s talk about anger,” my therapist said. “Oh,” I shrugged, “I don’t really have any.  I’m not really an angry person.” “Really?  You don’t have anger?” “Not really… what I’m really worried about is…”   And on…

self care or selfishness

Self-care or Selfishness?

Self-care. Like almost every principle of recovery, this concept was something that I just didn’t get before hitting my rock bottom. I am ashamed to say that in my former life I would sometimes feel critical or even superior to other women when I would see them taking time out for themselves. Instead of seeing…