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

Braving

So I’ve posted this today because it’s my wedding anniversary 🙂  And for me Brene Brown’s work resonates with both my personal journey and my journey as part of a marriage partnership so it feels wholly appropriate to discuss braving.  This was a free online talk she gave at Oprah’s Super Soul Sessions that was … Continue reading Braving

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