Take a walk in my storm

Take a walk in my storm

Tuesday was a great day. Everything seemed effortless, I felt in full control. Whenever I looked at the future, I was filled with hope and optimism; when my mind strayed to the past, I was filled with acceptance and peace; when I spent time in the moment – the...
It’s OK to smile

It’s OK to smile

With all the seriousness that surrounds what happened during my active addiction years, and the dank, darkness of where my illness has taken me and as result, those who care for me, it’s very easy to lose your sense of humour. But it’s imperative that you...
Avoidance

Avoidance

Following the theme of raising awareness around the negative, unhealthy coping mechanisms, today’s focus is avoidance – a tactic used by all of us at some stage in our lives. To cover this topic, I will turn to A Year Without Substance, and chapter...
Displacement

Displacement

Over the course of the next few weeks I’m going to explore the various, ‘unhealthy’ negative coping mechanisms that we all, as humans, utilize to get through life. I have found that, during my journey of discovery in the world of sobriety, I can use many of these...