Infertility in Sobriety

I've spoken in the past about the "Big Duh" when it comes to asking yourself why your life is in constant turmoil. For me, the "Big Duh" was my alcoholism. Even in the midst of all of the numbing, boozing, and pills, I could see that my life would become tremendously more manageable if I [...]

Addiction is Just a Symptom

I spent a large portion of my life feeling like something was missing. It was like I was literally a walking puzzle with all but one piece. No matter what I did, I never felt complete. In the beginning, you think it must be that something specific is missing. Something tangible. If I just find [...]

The Power of Letting Go

I have been trying to get pregnant for over 2 years now. While I know that many have tried longer and maybe even harder, I am letting go now. Two IUI's, two IVF's, countless procedures, and one miscarriage......I'm letting go. Tears, pain, questioning, reasoning, rationalizing, wanting and waiting......I'm letting go. Painful injections, horrible side effects, [...]

No, You CAN’T Do Anything You Set Your Mind To!

I watched a video clip on my news feed this morning that had various celebrities speaking about "following your dream." Each sound clip encompassed a theme of "never give up" or "you can do anything that you put your mind to!!". At one point, Jim Carey poses the idea that if you visualize your dream, it will [...]

When All You Know Is That You Don’t Know – A Lesson In Humility

Surrender; letting go. These are words that are heard often when being taught how to cope with something that we cannot control. "Give it to God," we say. There is nothing tangible or straightforward about this, but many of us (including myself) will say it as a form of comfort to someone as if it [...]