human connection, life lessons, new friends

Life in an Elevator

Doesn’t it suck when you make friends with people and there’s a really good connection. You’ve even declared them bridesmaid or best man at your imaginary wedding and then suddenly they start drifting away and your standing on the river bank waving them off with a hanky. I’ve never been very good at losing mates.… Continue reading Life in an Elevator

alcohol free, direction, mental health, new friends, self awareness, sobriety, spirituality, vulnerability

Mental illness, medication and me.

Today, a friend posted on Instagram about her recent struggles and how her mental health has deteriorated enough to warrant new medication. She was already taking anti anxiety meds and how now been put on an anti-depressant of sorts; I know this because I’ve been prescribed both in the past. Anyway having only known her… Continue reading Mental illness, medication and me.

alcohol free, fear, Friends & Features, life goals, mental health, network marketing, new friends, sobriety, social media

Em-proud

Yes it’s a word. Look it up if you don’t believe me. Okay don’t, it’s clearly not a word but I couldn’t decide between proud and empowered so I went with both. I can’t remember the last time I felt genuinely proud of myself. Not just an ‘I did good’ or pat on the back… Continue reading Em-proud

life goals, mental health, new friends, Uncategorized

A day in the life of… Part II

So we left off just after breakfast. Where I attempted to redeem myself with nutrition supplements and vitamins after my cheesy beans on toast...god that was good. Now a little bit about my home life before I go on. As previously mentioned I live at home with my parents. This is something that for a… Continue reading A day in the life of… Part II

alcohol free, fear, mental health, new friends, self awareness, sobriety, social, spirituality

Connect with me

“Social connection is such a basic feature of human experience that when we are deprived of it, we suffer.” ~ Leonard Mlodinow No, I don’t mean send me a message. I mean, actually connect. Let me explain... As a species we are not meant to live like lone wolves, we are hardwired for connection. The… Continue reading Connect with me

alcohol free, new friends, self awareness, self discovery, sobriety, spirituality, Uncategorized

A Sober Education

Who’d have thought? Not a drop of alcohol has passed my lips in 151 days. I am pretty proud of myself but not because of my incredible willpower or determination, because to be honest it’s not really been like that for me. Not this time around anyway. I can’t really explain why but I’ve not… Continue reading A Sober Education