Here’s some free love from Laura McKowen. I loved her book We Are the Luckiest: The Surprising Magic of a Sober Life, so when I saw that she was sharing a free e-book on her site, I had to pass it on.
Six Mantras for Early Sobriety (or any other time when you’re in the shit pit)
I was just sitting around this morning, procrastinating, when an article on procrastination showed up in my inbox. Wow! First off, I got to meet Mo Issa, who describes himself as spiritually human. I want to be this guy when I grow up. He’s amazing!
Second, his article really hit home. And I’m talking about procrastinating with your life’s work, not about doing the laundry. Here’s a quote:
“In the English dictionary, procrastination is defined as the act of delaying or postponing a task. Put another way, it’s self-sabotage. We place obstacles in our path to avoid the work at hand.”
I did this for years and years through drinking. Your entire life can be put on hold if you’re living buzzed. I could make great plans while drinking. I could even start big projects. I just couldn’t see them through.
This article is well worth the read:
Procrastination is Real, But We Have 3 Ways to Fight It.
I love to go to blogs and read the person’s first posts. Sometimes I can hardly believe it’s the same person. It makes me feel that change is not only possible, but miraculous.
I’ve re-posted my first blog to show what it was like to live as a heavy drinker. Why not post your own first day?
On Passing Sober Day 3 as a Ghost
For anyone who has survived anything (this means YOU), this blog post by Laura Parrott Perry is pretty amazing. She found the courage to tell her story:
In Other Words
Primrose is inviting people to write their own eulogies. Fun!
“Here lies a woman who took the long road home so that others could learn from her example and take the direct route instead.”
Check it out here: Taking A New Path
I can’t watch this video without rushing out the front door to change the world. 😊