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I Refuse To Be Ashamed Of My Body

All my life, I have been in a battle with my body. Though I never suffered from an eating disorder or anything of that severity, my body-image has never been ...
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5 Things To Tell Yourself When You Want To Drink

This was originally published at The Fix.  A few weeks ago, I stood in front of my fridge with an unopened bottle of beer in my hand, pondering what would ...
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The Bad Workouts Matter, Too

I recently had one of those workouts. You know the kind. You go into it feeling good, feeling like you got this. Then you get your ass handed to you ...
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Yes, Sometimes I Want To Drink—And That’s Okay

When people find out I am sober, they often ask questions—typically some variation of “But don’t you ever want to drink?” Questions are OK with me. I know people are ...
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How Addiction And Depression Are Similar Yet Different

This was originally published at The Recovery Village  For much of my life, I have struggled with depression. Depression is a frustrating disorder to be diagnosed with, as it is ...
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A lesson from a little line

I’ve been bouncing back and forth between writing this post because in a strange way it feels more personal than anything else I’ve ever written — which is saying a lot. ...
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Sharing a strong bond – recovery

This was originally published in the Echo Press A few weeks ago, I went on a trip to New York City with some of my favorite women in the world. ...
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When You Give A Girl A Sister

Growing up, I never understood it when women I knew said their sister was their best friend. My sister, who is four years younger than me, was a pain in ...
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Falling In Love With Camo and Cowboy Boots

I’ve never been a sucker for camo or cowboy boots -- in fact, I'd always strongly disliked both. But two and a half years ago, at a Caribou Coffee in ...
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