Browsing Category Epiphanies

A Letter to My Sober Coach

This is an email I sent to my sober coach, Bex Weller (check out her book, A Happier Hour). I had a lovely moment today I wanted to share with you. We were hosting a…

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Charlsie and the Hummingbird

Let me tell you about hummingbirds. My mother loved them. She loved all birds but especially hummingbirds. She was fascinated by their speed, their ability to hover, their amazing talent for drinking bright red sugar…

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Happy 13th Anniversary, Baby

Keith and I became engaged on December 15, 2001. We called off the big wedding we had scheduled for October 12, 2002 due to all sorts of reasons having nothing to do with us and…

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Choosing Sobriety

I’m showing up to the keyboard not sure what’ll end up here. That’s not typical. I have a very well-developed muscle for churning out thousands of words and knowing precisely what I plan to say,…

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Summer Insomnia

There’s something that happens to me this time of year. Keith had to remind me today that it does in fact happen *every* year and that made me wonder WHY. But then I remembered that…

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SMFA4: I Got It

Okay, so I’m in Day Three of my writer’s retreat. I steal off to the desert whenever I have a huge “to do” and need to turn off LA for a while. I also come…

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Being in love…

Being in love is a beautiful, wonderful, blissful thing. And whenever I answer a meme about my love life, the answer to: “ever been in love?” is always: “constantly.” Because I don’t know how to…

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Gratitude

Y’know what I haven’t done in awhile? Just exclaim from the rooftops how much I love my life. So, let this count as me doing that. I seriously have a rockstar life with loads of…

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