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‘honesty’ tag

Poem for Jimmy (guest post)

Sunday 7 Dec, 2014, 1:03pm by Mrs D 15 comments

One of our wonderful members @hilux is a dab hand with poetry – he often writes his updates and replies to other members in rhyme! He’s been such a joyful addition to the site since he joined a few weeks back - very kind and giving to other members, plus gritty and honest about his own mission to […]

Push the fast forward button!!!

Friday 29 Aug, 2014, 12:17pm by Mrs D 112 comments

Ok that was SUPER fun!! Loved that ‘Bullshit’ game in the last post and thanks everyone for playing. You know, when we go through those thought processes and challenge those common (bullshit) beliefs we start to change the hard-wired thinking we have about alcohol and what it offers. If we attack, attack, attack those beliefs they start […]


Wednesday 27 Aug, 2014, 4:30pm by Mrs D 76 comments

“You’ll never have fun at a party again if you stop drinking.” That is BULLSHIT! A party is fun if you are with good friends or relatives, you’re relishing the fact that you’re not at work, you’re happy in your outfit & are in a good mood, the nibbles are delicious, they play your favorite music, the jokes […]

Service (and how it keeps us sober)

Tuesday 12 Aug, 2014, 10:20am by Mrs D 8 comments

I’m having an emotional couple of days. I was a bit shaky yesterday, cried at Yoga last night – not sure why – was doing a downward dog and the tears were plopping down onto my mat. Slept like crap (cats fighting outside didn’t help) and found myself listening to Tara at 4am. God I love […]

The Frightening Stranger

Sunday 10 Aug, 2014, 4:12pm by Mrs D 31 comments

My big turning point – the point where I stopped drinking and got sober – came the morning after I hid wine from Mr D for the first time. I’d never hidden wine before, and doing this shocked me into sobriety. It was one bottle of wine that I hid. One bottle – once. I’ve […]

A letter to my past addicted self

Tuesday 5 Aug, 2014, 6:58am by Mrs D 3 comments

I was asked by an American rehab to submit an article for their website. They said “write a letter to your past addicted self. Be persuasive and empowering “. I didn’t hold back. ========================= Dear Mrs D, Here’s the thing. You’re hooked on booze. It’s got its claws into you and that’s just a fact. Don’t hide away […]

Why writing is so powerful

Saturday 2 Aug, 2014, 9:27am by Mrs D 9 comments

One of the things that is so hard about being addicted to alcohol is that much of the angst is internal. I had a lot of twisted beliefs, secret compulsions, and miserable  thoughts that had been swirling around in my head. When I gave up alcohol I started blogging, and by blogging I was getting […]