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When Recovery Isn’t The Most Important Thing

Sometimes I just forget. I honestly just forget that I’m sober. To some people, this may sound dangerous, almost like I’ve let my focus slip. But to me it’s a ...
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Soul + Sweat: One Year In

“The bottom line is that I’m sick of my own bullshit, but I am also done drowning in it. So this is it. This is the change I’ve been waiting ...
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A Week Without Facebook

You know those people who have enough willpower to decide they are done with something and actually be done with it? I’m not one of those people, which is why ...
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Three Years In: What I Know About Loving And Being Loved

It’s hard to remember a life before Brandon – a life before our home, a life before our dogs, a life before our love. But that life existed once. Three ...
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This is my “Me, too”

Me, too. Me, too. Me, too. Me, too. For the past few days, this phrase has been echoed time and time again as I scrolled through my Facebook feed. The ...
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5 Ways You Can Fight the Stigma of Addiction

This was originally published at Addictioncenter.com Even though it is 2017, the concern of stigma is alive and well when it comes to addiction. Stigmas, or misconceptions or negative thoughts ...
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But How Do You Do It?

If you follow me on any form of social media, you probably know that for the most part, my life is an open book. It started with talking about my ...
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On Living Out Loud

I used to be shy. At kindergarten open house, I was so terrified of the newness surrounding me that I clung to my mom’s waist, pulling down her skirt in ...
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What Being Shamed for My Sobriety on Social Media Taught Me

This was originally published at The Fix.  I’ve always had a bad habit of checking my phone when I wake up in the middle of the night. So last Saturday, ...
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