It can be hard for passionate types like myself not to get into a debate when my beliefs are challenged, but when I do, I at least try to understand the other person’s side and find a common bond with them. I first learned how to do this early in my sobriety when I would … Read moreCommon Bonds
Self-esteem is defined as — a confidence in ones own worth or abilities; self-respect. I’ve found that practicing love, kindness, understanding, and tolerance towards others can help raise our self-esteem, but we also need to practice those things toward ourselves. There will be times when we fail doing the things I mentioned; it can take time … Read moreOur True Self-Worth
Whenever I think about the question posed in the title of this post, two answers always come to mind; at least for me. Happiness comes from trying to be a better person than we were before. And from loving ourselves. Now I admit it took time for me to become a better person than I was … Read moreWhere Does Happiness Come From?
It’s wonderful to finally feel good about yourself when for most of your life you lacked self-confidence, and at times, felt inferior to some people. Although I tried to cover up my insecurities by pretending to be something I wasn’t and drinking, inside I knew the truth, and as a result I was never happy … Read moreInsecurities
Fears began in my childhood, grew in my teenage years, and stayed with me throughout my adult life. Thankfully, through the twelve and a half years I’ve been sober I have become better at understanding my fears and coping with them until I am able to overcome them. As far as any new fears I … Read moreFears