The Power of Solitude

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This week Needy Helper and interviewed me about my sober journey. It was interesting to hear both sets of questions and how similar they were. I suppose it is because a lot of people who are trying to get sober or are newly sober have the same questions about how to be successful with …

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Replacing Fear Of The Unknown With Curiosity

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Recently I went hiking at Red Rock Canyon. As we pulled up, we had no idea what to expect as we randomly chose a hike on the map. As we made our way down the path, there was a spot on the trail that had a small fork in it. After choosing which way we …

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Sometimes In The Being Is The Becoming

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I’d love to say these are “just because” roses, but they’re not. They are because I completely lost my cool the other day for reasons that seemed immensely important to me and there’s apology tucked in these stems. But that’s beside the point. The truth is sometimes I get angry. Like if I’m being really …

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Living In My Truth Has Taught Me That Sober Is The New Cool

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As I celebrated 8 years of sobriety recently, I was mindfully reflecting on what it all means to me. The theme that kept coming to the forefront of my mind was that this lifestyle just works for me. Every day I feel that I’m living a life that feels genuine down to my core. Living …

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8 Years Sober And I’m Still Remembering Why I Started

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Last week I celebrated 8 years of sobriety from alcohol and cocaine. If you follow my Instagram, you saw that I took a time out to reflect on what that all means to me by celebrating with some adventures in Venice Beach and Santa Monica, California. Yesterday I did an interview with Shair Podcast about …

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Out of Office: Gone Exploring

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Hello from Venice Beach! I celebrated 8 years of sobriety this week with a little beach trip to California to explore Venice, Santa Monica and Marina Del Ray. I have to be honest with you that I was having a hard time enjoying it at first because I was putting so much pressure on myself …

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25 Things I’m Grateful For In Honor of 25,000 Peeps

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As the Miracles Are Brewing Facebook page hits 25,000 beautiful people today, it has been a time of reflection. I struggled with what to write about for this very humbling occasion. I thought of all the lessons I’ve learned, words I’ve read and people I’ve talked to while this tribe keeps growing. I thought about …

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When You Want To Quit Remember This

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Yesterday I hiked Cathedral Rock in Mount Charleston. It’s a pretty steep hike with a very rocky path and the massive peak looks pretty unattainable from the parking lot. When you start out at the bottom you think getting to the top of the peak seems impossible. I kept thinking, “How in the world am …

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The Miracle of Recovery

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Dearest MAB Tribe – I need your support! An article of mine was published on Addiction Unscripted, a huge resource for the recovery community, and has been chosen as a semi-finalist for a writing challenge. First place with the most votes receives $500! If you follow my story or if Miracles Are Brewing has touched you in …

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For Anyone Trying To Change Their Life

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I remember when I was coming into sobriety how many times I said, “I’m never drinking again,” or “I’m never doing coke again,” only to be greeted with another comedown and hangover. Each time I would fall back into my bad habits, I would stand back up, bruises and all. I’d say it was because …

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Are You Creating A Life You Love?

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Are You Creating A Life You Love? I’ve had to mindfully ask myself this question, very humbly and honestly, so many times throughout my adult life. Is everything I’m doing and surrounding myself with feeding my soul? Or are there things that need some massaging, changing or perhaps even a straight up massacring? One thing …

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One of My Biggest Ah-ha Moments in Early Sobriety

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I quit drinking and ended my love affair with cocaine on August 17th, 2008. Wouldn’t you know, my best friend’s birthday fell just three short weeks later on 9/11? (Yes, I know it’s not a fun date for a birthday, bless her heart) We had quite an extravaganza planned for it. There was no way …

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