The week from Christmas to New Years can be an intense stretch. I’m popping in to remind you that you are not alone, not matter how much you may feel like an outsider at times. Also to say if things are great, remember to acknowledge and feel the goodness!
Below are some links for UnPickled posts and Bubble Hour shows related to the holidays. If you need a boost, dip in. Otherwise, they’re here on standby. Keep your phone charged and stay connected to your recovery supports.
UnPickled Posts for The Holidays:
Encouragement for the Holidays
Holiday Survival Guide
SOS: 3 Holiday Pep Talks
10 Tips for Hosting a Sober Guest
Ready for The Season
Christmas Eve’s Eve
How to Avoid the Trap of Family Roles
The Bubble Hour Holiday Episodes:
New Years Wishes
Perspective on Recovery and The Holidays
A Sober Holiday is a Happy Holiday
Planning for The New Year with Andrea Owens
People Pleasing and The Holidays
I wish you all the best. Recovery is better together. I’m honoured to walk this path with you.
Hey Jean. Remember me? Tomorrow I will be 10 years sober. Hard to believe. I never ever think about having a drink. Thanks to you and your sober community for all of your support and encouragement in 2013. Tomorrow is Epiphany Day in the Christian calendar. It sure worked for me. I have enjoyed my freedom and my sober self. I love being a responsible grandmother at 63. My posts are still on your site. I hope they have helped other people in their efforts to stop being controlled by the bottle. I always remember what my high school biology teacher said that “freedom is the luxury of self discipline”.
Hello coming clean!! Yes of course I remember you and it’s so lovely to see this update on your continued success! Thank you for stopping by and continuing to shine your light.
Congratulations on the final episodes Jean! I listened yesterday to #1 and loved it. Can’t wait for 2-10. My heart is merry and light as I go to our family Christmas party right now. A gift of sobriety. There may be triggers, but I doubt it. And if there is something, I don’t have to drink. I don’t have to respond in a permanent way to a temporary situation.
The Bubble hour helped me find a pathway to sobriety over six years ago and I’m looking forward to some Tiny Bubbles in the future.
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The Bubble Hour was a constant companion
while I walked and listened to the inspiring
stories of your guests stories of getting sober. Next week I will celebrate 4 years!! Becoming a grandmother was my catalyst for change and my two precious little granddaughters fill me up with love, joy and gratitude🙏🏻
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Perfect timing on Christmas Eve. I have 7 years sober and your blog was what inspired my first putting down of the Chardonnay glass. In spite of a 40 year career as a therapist myself I can relapse so quickly into being triggered by my wonderful family. My lost child role as child has been replaced by a great life full of career and friends and better family relationships but watch how fast I feel invisible in a family setting. This post helped me to stop , relax , and look realistically at the holiday gathering. Gratitude to you!
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