When Saturdays Were For Nursing A Cocaine Comedown

Carly BensonAddiction, Intentional Living, Sobriety, Spirituality, Transformation0 Comments

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I can remember the time when my Saturday afternoons were filled with day drinking at the pool to nurse the cocaine comedown I had just come off of. Friday’s were for happy hours that turned into sunrise, so naturally Saturday became an extension of the party. After getting a couple hours of bird chirping, soul sucking, halfway sleeping but more … Read More

Dear Alcohol, This Is Goodbye.

Carly BensonAddiction, Sobriety, Transformation2 Comments

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Oh dear friend Alcohol, what a long, weary road we have traveled together… When I first met you at the ripe age of 15, I had no idea what an impact you would make on my life – and not the good kind, unfortunately. I hate to tell you, but no one starts out their relationship to you with the … Read More

Seeing Things With New Eyes

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Last weekend I shared a post on my Instagram, and it was a very powerful and shifting realization for me. So, I figured I should share it here with you as well. As I was sitting in my backyard, early on Saturday morning, I was enjoying my homemade BulletProof coffee with my dog, Elly, and I ironically found myself enjoying … Read More

For Anyone Trying To Change Their Life

Carly BensonPersonal Development0 Comments

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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 of this or that, without … Read More

One Practice That Has Kept Me Sober

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When I got sober in 2008, it was hard to rebuild my life at first. Killing bad habits and adjusting your life around the avoidance of them isn’t easy. It is a daily effort in making all the correct choices and no longer allowing the addictions to run your brain. Getting sober is hard work but once you’ve made it … Read More

Never Give Up On Your Dreams

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I visited San Diego for the first time in 2005 and absolutely loved it. I remember driving around La Jolla looking at the houses for sale with an inquiring mind as to if I could live here, one day. At the time everything seemed so expensive, which made this dream become one of those off in the distant ones. So, … Read More

35 Truths I’ve Discovered In 35 Years

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I recently celebrated my 35th birthday. Naturally, birthdays are a great time for reflection of where we have been and where we desire to go next. It’s the perfect time to take inventory of the important lessons you’ve learned over the past year or maybe even throughout your life. I had a little pow-wow with myself, as I often do, … Read More