Personal Development – Living An Alcohol Free Life – Year One

February 17th, 2020 I stopped drinking alcohol. Reflections – Year One As I sit here, sipping my morning coffee, I think back over my first year of living alcohol free. There were many, many times I wanted to drink. Taking CBD for anxiety, helped reduce my cravings. Attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings during a particularly rough…

14 Day COVID Quarantine in Nova Scotia, Canada

Airport Arrival Protocol I flew out of Victoria International Airport in British Columbia, with a short layover at the Toronto Pearson International Airport in Ontario, to arrive at my final destination of Nova Scotia and the Halifax Stanfield International Airport. All those arriving in Halifax had to fill out a COVID check-in document, and could…

Ideal Inspiration Blogger Award – August, 2020

Joyful Change With Yvonne Thank you Yvonne, author of Joyful Change With Yvonne, for nominating me as a candidate for the Ideal Inspiration Blogger Award! I’m so grateful for your nomination and that we’ve “Joyfully” connected here on WordPress! Yvonne introduced herself to me, in response to a comment I posted on a blog published…

Phoenix Rising From A Restorative Circle

This tattoo was born out of freedom. Freedom manifested from having space. Space to hear my inner voice more clearly while spending 2 months (and continuing), in solitude on the West Coast of Canada, on Vancouver Island. We all carry pain. Healing from this pain takes the courage to step into it, give this pain…

Just For Today – I Will Not Worry

I Am Free I am starting my second month of living in solitude – alone – 4,562 km away from family and friends on the East Coast of Canada – while I’m here on the West Coast of Canada. I’ve another three, maybe four weeks ahead of me before my husband returns from his electrical…

Just For Today – I Will Not Worry

CBD & Mindfulness & Sitting With Anxiety With a history of PTSD, anxiety has riddled my entire adult life. I am currently and successfully using CBD, a derivative of marijuana called cannabidiol, to relax me enough to implement the many mindfulness, emotional regulation and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy skills in my anxiety management toolbox. I struggled…

Ten of My Favorite Feelings – Joyful Stephanie

Thank You Omobola I was nominated by Omobola, author of the blog Live life Live Fully, to write ten of my favorite feelings. Over the years, I’ve blogged extensively about my emotional journey through alcohol addiction and anxiety; first as a medium for exploring and gaining clarity of my own story, second in hopes that…