Sober Instablam

I may not always take this stance, but this is where I am today and that is what I go by. Christina Lindvay I’m not an authority but I am in the community. And it’s a community that at its best can be uplifting and cohesive. A community I will praise over and over.   …

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Sobriety, White Supremacy, and the Power of Recovery

CW: Mentions of anti-Black behavior; violence; racism; white supremacy. I cannot, in good conscience, write about anything else right now. I cannot write without addressing what is currently taking place in the United States and around the world—what has been happening in the world for centuries. I can’t. I can’t write about anything else without…

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A Sober Birthday

I remember we were sitting in an Eat’n Park booth. He asked if I was happy. I squirmed a little in my seat. This was just a friend and we were catching up over coffee. We were already accustomed to asking the hard questions and diving deep, but I still felt embarrassed to be honest,…

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Yes, You and Just One

But is it just one glass? And if it is and you’re anything like me, do you wish it were really 3 or 5…? Yes, I’m judging you. Yes, you. But not the You who has a heart of gold and inherent worth. Those still exist. You are still that and whole. I don’t think…

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I am connected to the world at large.

I had the pleasure of joining an online Zoom call today hosted by Laura McKowen. She is a leader in the sobriety world and I mentioned her a bit in my last two posts. She wanted to hold a digital space to bring people together, particularly for those who may feel lost in sobriety or…

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Relationships, Recovery, and Replay – Part II

Here’s the other half to Relationships, Recovery, and Replay Part I. … Part II 16 Candles Last week my husband and I added another candle to our dating-cake. 16 years, the entire life of a teenager. I even made this card to remind myself to remember the sweetness of today, of us. It’s been easy…

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Relationships, Recovery, and Replay – Part I

Part I I was telling my husband about the woman at dance. I noticed something about her. We made small talk. Then I missed a class and she noticed that about me. My husband, kindly said, “Aww, she’s trying, too!…Now here’s the part where you say, ‘Hey you wanna grab coffee or something?’” I heard…

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