Every time I drank I went into the night feeling invincible, glamorous, and like any pain would leave me as soon as the vodka touched my lips. In reality, alcohol doesn't deliver a lot, it robs people every day of the things that mean the most to them, and for me it was no different. Here are 8 things alcohol promises, but sobriety actually delivers.
Get ready for not much. All is relatively calm this morning as traders try to digest last week's exciting events.
As the chill of the late autumn whips its wonder around your beautiful home, all stays calm even as the tremors of fear are
In meetings, I kept hearing revelatory things -- about how resentments were like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die, how rejection was God's protection and more that may sound clichéd now as I write but which literally changed my life. Basically, I fell in love with AA before I remembered that I hated it.
The Mayor of Boston, Marty Walsh, has publically revealed that he attends AA meetings. ("Governing in Recovery," The Boston
What does it mean to make amends? In Jane Green's latest novel, Summer Secrets, we follow Cat, a London journalist and recovering alcoholic on her journey through the twelve steps, which ultimately leads her to lovely beaches of Nantucket.
Google tells me that "awareness" is the ability to perceive, to feel, or to be conscious of something. It's to be conscious of events. It means knowing one's thoughts and feeling one's emotions. The irony of Alcohol Awareness Month is that alcohol's primary function is to make a person unaware.
"As a result of being transgender and accepting myself, my faith has grown deeper but still sits on the shaky foundation laid down by my family, the church and society."
As the epidemic of addiction grows, it's imperative we do not "debunk" the spirituality of AA just to raise up the scientific community.
The Exodus story is potent not only because it's a narrative of freedom from oppression, but because in microcosm it's about how human beings deal with freedom and negotiate the difficult life passages that occur once they receive the gift of choice.