Brené Brown: 3 Things You Can Do to Stop a Shame Spiral

It’s been a while since I featured any Brene Brown and her work is so integral to the drinking and recovery journey that I thought it was long over due so you’re getting a double dose today and tomorrow! If you haven’t read my post on drinking guilt and its big brother shame you can … Continue reading Brené Brown: 3 Things You Can Do to Stop a Shame Spiral

Friday Sober Inspiration: The Four Essential Processes of Grieving

So I’ve spoken about grief and grieving before in this post and this was a great podcast about the subject too. As I’ve continued to read Pete Walker The Tao of Fully Feeling he has described his four essential processes of grieving .  So I’m going to add to my knowledge from Kubler-Ross and include … Continue reading Friday Sober Inspiration: The Four Essential Processes of Grieving

Shadow comforts and feeding our spirits

So continuing on from yesterday’s post talking about Brene Brown‘s awesome book Daring Greatly we now turn to how we take care of ourselves when we realise we are numbing whether with booze or any other substance or behaviour. Brene cites Jennifer Louden who has named our numbing devices ‘shadow comforts’.  In her book, The … Continue reading Shadow comforts and feeding our spirits

Drinking shame and our responses

So as you know I’ve been following Tami Simon’s Sounds True Self-Acceptance Project which I would really recommend!  This entire series has been so good in helping me resolve some of my lingering shame around my drinking and has helped lift my self-esteem and sense of self-worth and is completely free! As part of this … Continue reading Drinking shame and our responses