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‘bravery’ tag

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Sunday 26 Oct, 2014, 9:14am by Mrs D 14 comments

Member @Zentient wrote this in the members feed a couple of days ago…  “Trigger! And I don’t mean Roy Rogers’ horse. TV scenes with drinking, especially this: A woman sitting at her computer, enraptured by the screen and looking so relaxed while she cradles a glass of wine. Also, the scenes where the ensemble cast […]

It’s all relative (guest post)

Sunday 19 Oct, 2014, 1:34pm by Mrs D 17 comments

Member @freebreezi posted this in an update in the Members Feed last week and I was really struck by it. I think it’s marvellous and she’s kindly let me re-post it here.  ================ I’ve just read a blog on this women’s journey from her alcoholism to her recovery. It’s a pretty raw, honest summary and involves usually […]

You asked …

Friday 10 Oct, 2014, 5:57pm by Mrs D 28 comments

Member @preparedtochange (who has one of my favorite avatars on this site!) asked me this question in the Members Feed yesterday: “How do you move on from that need to escape your feelings by soaking yourself in wine?” Here’s the answer: With great bloody difficulty. Truthfully.. this was the hardest thing for me at first (aside from […]

You are Brave and Amazing

Tuesday 26 Aug, 2014, 12:52pm by Mrs D 5 comments

I just got a random lovely email from a dude in Utah – he works at Thistle Creek Ranch a private addiction rehabilitation centre. He wanted to thank me for the ‘quality content’ I provide on my Mrs D blog. What a nice email to get! I often think of all the many thousands of kind & […]

Faces of recovery…

Thursday 14 Aug, 2014, 7:22pm by Mrs D 8 comments

This photo arrived in the ‘Faces of Recovery’ gallery just two days after Living Sober went live. At the time I thought ‘how brave of this wonderful woman to boldly show herself and broadcast her intention to get sober’. I didn’t know who she was – what her username was on the site – but I felt […]