• SunshineStace posted a new activity comment 2 months ago

    Sending positive thoughts and hugs as you navigate the biopsy, friend!!! You have your mind in the right place. Thanks for sharing your wise words. xox

  • SunshineStace posted a new activity comment 2 months ago

    You’re doing fantastic!! Just look forward, not back. All of the days you have spent sober mean something, even if they are not consecutive. You know the path to be on, and its easier to find your way because you have experience and wisdom. Good luck with the kiddos!! I about killed mine over the long weekend! =) xox

  • SunshineStace posted a new activity comment 2 months ago

    Hello there! Glad you are here with us. =)

  • SunshineStace posted a new activity comment 2 months ago

    I practice Radical Acceptance at least once a day, and it saves me so much anxiety and brings such peace!! Great link!! xox

  • SunshineStace posted a new activity comment 2 months ago

    Hi RachelK!! Welcome to this community. =)

  • SunshineStace posted a new activity comment 2 months ago

    Hi there!! We are glad you joined us!

  • SunshineStace posted a new activity comment 2 months ago

    Sounds like a lovely, peaceful time. Enjoy the tea and check in often if it gets too quiet!!!

  • SunshineStace posted a new activity comment 2 months ago

    “Another gift of sobriety is discovering the magic of having an open heart”… I love that!! What a gift you are giving to yourself and those around you by showing up in your honest and authentic self, Miss Freedom. xox

  • SunshineStace posted a new activity comment 2 months ago

    Well done Apple!! That’s outstanding work!! And great job getting in-person support to. xox

  • SunshineStace posted a new activity comment 2 months ago

    Hi there @aimless! You are in good company. Many of us here are function at high levels and have learned how to hide the alcohol abuse from everyone around us. That’s why we can’t go off of our friends/family who say – you’re fine! They don’t live in our heads or understand how much we think about drinking and planning when we will drink next,…[Read more]

  • SunshineStace posted a new activity comment 2 months ago

    Good work planning ahead!! Deep breaths, you got this!

    • I’m a little anxious because theres a lot of work to do for ID and drinking was a reward for me in the past and it gave a false illusion of belonging. I’m having some big feelings and performance anxiety at present so need to keep planning my safe exits.

  • SunshineStace posted a new activity comment 2 months ago

    Great sober treat!! Have a wonderful day Kerryjean!!

  • SunshineStace posted an update 2 months ago

    Morning friends!! Last night I had a horrific dream that I got black-out drunk at a wedding, and my husband was furious with me. I felt so ashamed and miserable and just kept apologizing. My feelings and remorse was so vivid that I woke up thinking “did I drink last night?”.. thank God I didn’t. 10 day away from triple digits and this was a…[Read more]

    • I’ve had those dreams a couple of times during my 100+ AF days. I guess it’s our hearts’ way of jogging our brains out of complacency. A real gratitude jolt for me!

    • I just had one of those dreams this week. I think because I was considering trying to moderate again! I used that as a wake up call! What a relief for both of us that it was all a dream!

      • Hey, Hammer123, day 301? Congratulations! I also had one a couple of nights ago and it played out the wreckage of the next day. Shudder…

    • Yup I’ve been having those dreams too. Usually in my dormant periods I don’t think about alcohol so much, but now that I’m doing the work it’s invading all my thoughts.

    • Those dreams are awful. I had one a few days ago too and woke up in a panic.

    • Yep yay! ❤️❤️

    • Triple digits coming up, yeah!! oxoxxo Sorry about that drinking dream…had those….they can feel rather disturbing. Extra gentleness with yourself today…..and may the memory of this dream fade asap. oxoxoxox

    • How are you @sunshinestace? This is Amy with a new name, just thinking of you and hoping you are doing well xo

  • SunshineStace posted a new activity comment 2 months ago

    It IS a great day to be sober!! Have a wonderful day!

  • SunshineStace posted a new activity comment 2 months ago

    Wow Jes – that’s fan-fliping-tastic!!! Big hugs on that big number!!! xox

  • SunshineStace posted a new activity comment 2 months ago

    Hi Mary! Great job on starting with a more manageable goal (like Dry January) and building from there. My original goal was 100 days sober (inspired by the amazing Belle, and her blog tiredofthinkingaboutdrinking.com , check that out for inspiration and she even offers to be your personal sober pen pal!!). After finishing that I got a little…[Read more]

  • SunshineStace posted a new activity comment 2 months, 1 week ago

    Thanks for the shout, Loop!! Great to hear things are good and I’m so happy and proud of you for plugging in with in-person support so you can enjoy sober fun in your community!! How is your son doing? Doing any yoga at all? I just signed up for a new studio but have only gone once. I have been seriously thinking about popping into a few AA…[Read more]

  • SunshineStace posted a new activity comment 2 months, 1 week ago

    What a wonderful evening!! Glad you enjoyed the time with friends and also are feeling so content and plugged in right now. Enjoy and soak that all in. =)

  • SunshineStace posted a new activity comment 2 months, 1 week ago

    Such a wonderful way of explaining that, @daveh!! I’m saving this for future reference. =)

  • SunshineStace posted a new activity comment 2 months, 1 week ago

    I think you will find everyone here is really quite friendly and supportive. We all have this alcohol- thing in common that brings us together and its nice to have a place to be open and honest about our struggles, and to learn from each other. Keep posting and you will see what I mean!! =)

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