Seasons in Life and Recovery

For writers and “recoverers,” I’m sharing some beautiful writing by Laura McKowen about her life journey and journey of recovery from alcohol addiction.  I love that she touches on loneliness, something I can relate to very much in my own life and feel shame about, and mental health and financial crises.  The poetry she refers…

This is Why I Read

I love you.  You are held.  There is no emptiness surrounding you.  Only words and music and angels.     – Glennon Doyle Melton Glennon Doyle Melton has hit it out of the park, again.  I can’t love this woman enough.  On top of everything going on in her own life and everything else that she does,…

On Becoming New, Feeling Afraid and Standing Tall

Glennon Doyle Melton is the author of Carry on Warrior:  The Power of Embracing your Messy, Beautiful Life.  The book is comprised of Glennon’s extremely revealing, open, honest and humble personal essays in which she works — and I mean works — through her struggles and weaknesses with parenting and other aspects of her personal…

Stopping Addictive Behaviours: I Say “Yes” to Me and Then I Listen.

Words of wisdom from Laura McKowen (www.lauramckowen.com and on Facebook) “Maybe you didn’t get addicted to drinking booze, or taking pills, or trying to go unconscious night after night.  Maybe your thing is chasing love, or sex, or keeping your body very small.  Maybe you don’t have a thing, but you still feel a deadness…