WHEN THE SEQUINS FALL

I’ve been thinking a bunch about the last decade of my life. Much of it was captured right here on this blog. I’ve been absent lately. Life just had a way of demanding my attention. Holding me accountable. Changing me. Healing me. And as I look at the things I’ve written… I barely recognize this…

BLACKOUT

I used to blackout when I drank.  Not always but quite often.  Blackout doesn’t mean you act any differently than your inebriated self would act.  It just means you won’t remember what you did, what you said, or where you went.  Your memory was too drunk to record.  Therefore, no memory. Swimming motion Blurs the…

#BeReal – FAT BOTTOM GIRL

Please welcome today’s #BeReal guest, Fat Bottom Girl. The load of shame I carry on a daily basis weighs me down. I wish I could tell you when I picked up this particular baggage, but I cannot.  I’ve carried it so long, that it’s become a part of me; melded into my marrow. My shame…

#BeReal – THELMA THOMAS

My #BeReal guest today is Thelma Thomas. This piece was submitted several weeks ago and since then Thelma’s son has died of a heroin overdose.  Please give her your love and support.   The Mouthy Mermaid Talks About Addiction, How Did I Get Here? First of all Hasty, thank you for inviting me to write…

#BeReal – AMY NOBLE

My #BeReal guest today is Amy Noble. Today Amy gives us REAL passion.  Sometimes we meet people who make a very deep impact on us and they remain part of us forever.  Her words spoke to me and reminded me that I am who I am because of the people I have fallen deeply in…

#BeReal – SAMARA SPEAKS

My #BeReal guest today is Samara Speaks. That isn’t her real name but it is the one I have always known her by.  Facebook wants me to know her by another name so  they deactivated her account asking her to #BeReal.  But Samara is who she is. Samara IS real. I practically begged her for…

THROUGH THE EYES OF A BULIMIC

One of my favorite people just graduated from Naval Boot Camp and is now part of the United States Navy.  I am so very proud that he decided to take this brave step in his life and I hope it propels him to great heights. While he was in Boot Camp I reached out to…

WHEN DO FICTIONAL CHARACTERS BECOME REAL?

This is my final Sage/Grimm post. Well… it is more of a Thank You post and a please read Grimm post!!!!! Sage has asked me to let everyone know he should be back up and running by Friday and to have a Happy Thanksgiving! When do fictional characters become real?  When we fall in love…

THE AIMLESS TRAVELER

Originally posted on jlindsey88's Blog:
The paths are in front of him. One to the left. One to the right. Both look seemingly harmless. No signs of either being broken. Which to choose though? The decision seems hard. The direction to walk seems confusing. Which path will lead to the ending desired. Which one…

BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE COOL – JOSH LINDSEY

My friend Josh started blogging his recovery with alcohol addiction.  In case you missed some of the blog posts we created together please check them out below. Then when you are done please visit his blog and let him know how supportive we can be as a blog community by clicking  HERE.  I promise there is…