Columns

Our regular columnists share their wisdom and expertise on a variety of topics.

Crosstalk

Crosstalk by Mollé CrossTalk is based on the premise that recovery life is polytely: frequently complex problem-solving situations characterized by the presence of not one, but several endings. This [ ... ]

02/09/2017 // 0 Comments

Body Talk: Snacking

Body Talk: Snacking by Victoria Abel   Snacking. Most of us are familiar with that familiar tug of hunger, usually around 3 PM and especially after dinner; that craving to have a little treat or [ ... ]

10/03/2016 // 0 Comments

Cross Talk -Summer 2016

Dear Mollé, I am a newly sober tennis player. I do okay and can easily go to meetings when I’m at home, but it’s hard to get to meetings while on tour. There is an insane amount of drugs and [ ... ]

09/13/2016 // 0 Comments

Book Review: Bottled

Book Review: Bottled by Lena H.   Dana Bowman has uncorked the bottle of her own bubbly spirit and poured it into this memoir. Her apt and cheery insights go down like sparkling cider, page [ ... ]

06/29/2016 // 0 Comments

CrossTalk

CrossTalk is based on the premise that recovery life is polytely: frequently, complex problem-solving situations characterized by the presence of not one, but several endings. This writing represents [ ... ]

06/25/2016 // 0 Comments

Spring Cleaning

Spring Cleaning by Victoria Abel Some people think a juice fast after the holiday season is a good way to jumpstart their way back into healthy eating, but the damage from the fast may be worse than [ ... ]

06/06/2016 // 0 Comments

Asian Style Grilled Turkey Burgers

Asian Style Grilled Turkey Burgers ¼ cup rice vinegar ¼ cup soy sauce 12 shiitake mushrooms, stems removed (if you use dried mushrooms, soak to reconstitute) 6 scallions, trimmed 1 ½ lbs ground [ ... ]

05/31/2016 // 0 Comments

Going To Great Lengths

I have been walking through those doors many times a week for 18 years, even on days when I really could talk myself out of going. I go anyway – not just because the meetings are mere minutes from [ ... ]

05/31/2016 // 0 Comments

Recovery Tech: Audiobooks

Recovery Tech by Ashley Loeb-Blassingame   An important part of my recovery has been my insistence on never settling for good enough. As I look back on ten years of clean and sober time, I [ ... ]

05/07/2016 // 0 Comments

Chaos and Clutter Free: Travel Smart

{be travel smart} by planning, packing and plain ol’ fun Feel at Home While Away Traveling this summer? We all have that one item that makes us feel at home while away. For me, it’s my [ ... ]

03/14/2016 // 0 Comments

Chaos and Clutter Free: Organizing for Success

Getting healthy and getting organized are the top two most common New Year resolutions. Those in successful recovery quickly discover that these resolutions translate into three very important [ ... ]

03/14/2016 // 0 Comments

CLUTTERED LIVES, EMPTY SOULS: Codependency

I don’t remember the first time I heard the term “codependency,” but it probably was in the mid-1980s. I must have been about 20. I’m not even sure in what context I heard the word, though it [ ... ]

01/25/2016 // 0 Comments

Cross Talk

CrossTalk is based on the premise that recovery life is polytely: frequently, complex problem-solving situations characterized by the presence of not one, but several endings. This writing represents [ ... ]

01/07/2016 // 0 Comments

The Gift of Receiving

This past April, Linne, a friend in recovery, drove me the 100 miles south to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona, where I checked myself into the emergency room at Barrow Neurological [ ... ]

12/24/2015 // 0 Comments

Travelin’Sober Man: Sober Cruising

Have you ever considered taking a cruise? For a variety of reasons, many people in recovery have been reluctant to try this. Several years ago, one cruise line’s television ads focused almost [ ... ]

12/15/2015 // 0 Comments

CrossTalk

CrossTalk is based on the premise that recovery life is polytely: frequently, complex problem-solving situations characterized by the presence of not one, but several endings. This writing represents [ ... ]

10/01/2015 // 0 Comments

Recovery Tech: My Recovery Upgrades

When I got sober, I was 19 years old. I had pink hair, a nose ring and worked at a tattoo shop. During my early years of sobriety, I went to many young people’s meetings and events. I worked very [ ... ]

08/28/2015 // 0 Comments

From Peer to Peer: Should I or Shouldn’t I?

Should I or shouldn’t I? The psychiatric medication compliance dilemma. Taking psychiatric medications that treat various mental illnesses can be a complicated issue for the consumer. The three [ ... ]

08/24/2015 // 0 Comments

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