How to Survive Christmas Parties When You Don’t Drink Anymore

*this post contains affiliate links for your convenience. Going to a Christmas party sober is an entirely different experience. I mean, what holiday/special occasion/weekend/Monday is complete without getting hammered, right? That’s just what you DO. Yet if you are trying to quit drinking, or are new to sobriety, parties can become a very uncomfortable battle … Continue Reading

How to Survive Grief Through the Holidays

*this post contains affiliate links for your convenience. I am no stranger to death. Over the past few years, I have lost loved ones, as well as been witness as my loved ones lose, so daringly close to Christmas. It certainly weaves a new perspective on the celebrations- showing me how trivial the consumption of … Continue Reading

How to Keep Your Past from Ruling Your Future

Admit it- there are things in your past that you wish didn’t happen. I know I wish I could take back some things; just wipe them clean with a magic eraser and rewrite it. Some of those things were brought on by our own hands, and some were circumstantial. But we can’t, that’s the thing. … Continue Reading

Unlocking Depression and Finding Hope

Depression happens to the best of us. Tragedy strikes. You lose your job. Someone dies. You just aren’t where you want to *be* right now. Life is suddenly flipped, and you are wondering which way is up and which way is down. In the former, you can right yourself and quickly get back on your … Continue Reading