Why I’m so grateful to be sober today

Last night I was out and was chatting with some friends/colleagues about my old drinking days. I haven’t had a drink now in 4 years and 8 months and I’m just so used to being out sober now, it seems weird to think that I never used to be able to go out without drinking [...]

Following your gut

Gut instinct. It’s underrated in my opinion. My gut has always been very sensitive and I have strong physical reactions in there to emotional situations. My gut instinct has always been strong and it’s never steered me wrong - when I’ve listened to it. But before I found mindfulness I spent years suppressing it and [...]

Why connection is key

I watched this really great video from the In a Nutshell series a few years ago on how the antidote to addiction is connection rather than just denial of the substance/thing we are addicted to. "The opposite of addiction is not sobriety. The opposite of addiction is connection" Isolation is addiction's best friend. For most [...]

Championing others by letting go of jealousy

Jealousy. It’s a nasty little thing, and low self-esteem is it’s best friend. Being envious of others for having something we want and don’t have can lead us not only to harm ourselves but to harm those we are jealous of too. When I feel happy and content with my own life, my own body [...]

The growth that comes after the struggle

“Sometimes when you’re in a dark place you think you’ve been buried but you’ve actually been planted” Christine CaineA friend of mine shared this quote with me a couple of weeks ago and it instantly resonated. This has definitely been true in my experience and yet, when I’m in a dark place, I almost always [...]