Having been in recovery for over 6 years, the vivid dream I had of being drunk last night really threw me for a loop!
My heart goes out to all of the families and friends of the Sandy Hook Elementary Tragedy. I simply wish that the world would just allow them to grieve, and stop debating over matters that are irrelevant to this situation.
Rest In Peace Bumpa - You were very loved!
This is the story of one man's tragic death due to the horrible disease that is "Alcoholism!"
Life is often scary, and for many people can become, both overwhelming and unmanageable. This is the story of the night I almost committed suicide, yet somehow managed to pull myself through and live (what is now) a wonderful life.
My husband and I are no different from most couples, in that we have our share of arguments and bad days. But, for the most part, life is good in our cozy little neck of the woods. What I do have, that makes all of the difference in the world, is...
A child’s first step comes with no worry That time in life there is no hurry The toddler plays with much excitement Each day is filled with pure enlightenment The early years are so carefree Life’s only must is simply “Be” As time...
gather.com I received a phone call from mom this afternoon. This is a woman who is very laid back and generally accepts life on life’s terms. UNTIL…you make you her angry. Well mom was angry this afternoon and, to keep it short and simple,...
Never in a million years Not with all of my life's fears Could I ever have conceived Waking this morn' so relieved Done with self inflicted pains Realizing all of my gains Not in finance, nor in objects But in love and hope and...
There are moments, and days, in people's lives when they think that things couldn’t possibly get any worse. Whether it feels like a broken heart that will never mend, or anger so strong that you just want to scream (or worse)…these awful times...
The sound of birds chirping is slowly pulling me into consciousness. The breeze coming through the open window is filling my room with the soothing smell of lilacs. Slowly my eyes begin to open as I stretch my arms over my head. I gaze at my...
Here I am, sitting at my desk, eating my 100-calorie bag of Snyder’s Pretzels, and I yell out “Hey there’s an odd number of pretzels in my bag today!” A co-worker promptly replies “You count your pretzels?” “Well hell no” I...
Way, Way back in October of 2004 I found myself in the process of divorcing for my third, and final, time. After two full months of moping around the house and feeling sorry for myself, and with a little help from my children’s wise words...
Here I am at forty-six years old and still managing to exasperate the hell out of anyone who is able to get close enough to me. Not necessarily in a bad way (although I can still be a handful) but in a way where people tend to look at me with this...
Having been in recovery, myself, for many years, I was able to look back at my father's addiction in an entirely different way and realized that it wasn't that he didn't love me!
On Monday, February 6, 1978 two weather systems collided and stalled over New England causing one of the most catastrophic Nor’easters in history. It was the most destructive and most memorable storm to ever hit the state of Massachusetts…it...
Alcoholism often masks itself as anxiety. It was a real eye opener for me, when I came to terms with my disease!
I am just now beginning to recuperate after having spent the past two weeks at University Hospital in San Antonio. For anyone who has ever been treated in, and complained about, the hospitals in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire…DON’T!!! On...
I was at my daughter’s house about two months ago, watching her have a meltdown (something that happens often in my family!) I had stopped over there with her thirteen year old brother (my youngest son), and she just happened to be in the middle...
Many people have to contend with fighting, or crying, children during long car trips....not me, I get entertained!
Hi, my name is Wendi and I am a recovering alcoholic!
This is just "my" story of living, confronting, and overcoming a 30 year eating disorder.
Work has been pretty draining these days. I normally start work at 6 AM, but for the past couple of weeks I’ve been trying to get in there for 5 AM…in an attempt to sneak in a few more reports before my “ALL TOO ANNYOING” boss makes his...
Hunting season has arrived…time to get the bob-house ready!
While sobriety is a very serious subject. there are times when you just have to look back a laugh at some of your obstacles...otherwise you'll drive yourself crazy!
Here, in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire, we are lucky to have “The Meadowbrook Pavilion”. Every summer they host a wide variety of concerts ranging anywhere from country music, to heavy metal rock…with everything in between (including rap...
Aside from the fact that I have some minor OCD issues, I have no idea why I can’t just put clothes on in the morning and leave my house. Getting ready for the day has to be a major production no matter what my final destination is. I can be in...
Short story about what lengths a teenager will go to get what he wants!
Had a bad day with your man? Try looking back and picking out the humor from what initially made you want to level him!