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The Gordian Knot, Regret &You

End the Stranglehold of Shame. Here’s how… Shame sits hard on an alcoholic. It casts shadows on our sense of worth. It follows us almost of its own volition. But shame is a choice. Overcome the downward spiral of rumination and self-recrimination, and choose compassion and esteem instead. Here’s how: We’ll start with a taleContinue reading “The Gordian Knot, Regret &You”

Eat to Stay Sober

What to Eat & Drink to Succeed in Early Sobriety (+ 6 Over-the-Hump Supplements) When I quit drinking, several years ago, it seemed as though the wineglasses were singing to me from the cupboard. It was agony. The first three days of sobriety are usually the hardest. You feel like crap and the temptation toContinue reading “Eat to Stay Sober”

Mindfulness Without the Meditation

Not into an hour sitting in the lotus position watching your thoughts float by? Here’s help! Mindfulness has profound and positive impacts on the quality of your thoughts, feelings and actions. In recovery, in particular, mindfulness helps train your brain to “pause when agitated,” creating space and awareness in the gray matter that runs theContinue reading “Mindfulness Without the Meditation”

Good Mood Super Food

When you’re in stress, anxiety, grief, or addiction recovery, moderation isn’t on the top of your list. At a deep subconscious level, you’re more concerned with survival. You find comfort whenever, wherever, and however you can. While you can’t really “eat yourself happy,” you can choose foods that support – instead of sabotage – yourContinue reading “Good Mood Super Food”

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Hi, I’m Lillie. Previously a magazine editor, I became a full-time mother and freelance writer in 2017. When I’m not spending time with my wonderful kids and husband, I love writing about my fascination with food, adventure, and living a healthy and organized life!

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