Soulshine

Soulshine

This song always puts a smile on my face and helps me pause and pay attention. Love you all! Don’t forget to keep it simple, sisters.

Soulshine

The Allman Brothers Band

When you can’t find the light
That got you through the cloudy days
When the stars ain’t shinin’ bright
You feel like you’ve lost you’re way
When the candlelight of home
Burns so very far away
Well, you got to let your soul shine
Just like my daddy used to say
He used to say soulshine
It’s better than sunshine
It’s better than moonshine
Damn sure better than rain
Hey, now people don’t mind
We all feel this way sometimes
You gotta let your soul shine, shine till the break of day

Real Estate

Real Estate

Happy Sunday Sober Sisters! Any hangover-free Sunday is a miracle in itself for an alcoholic in recovery like my sister and me.

I was thinking about all of the places I’ve lived in my life and also wondering how this pandemic will affect real estate in the near future. Then I took the time to take an inventory on what’s taking up real estate in my mind. Sometimes I wish I was better at letting things go and not perseverating on things that I have no control over. Why do I let bullshit take up space? It’s not getting me anywhere and I’m certainly not gaining anything beneficial from it.

Today I’m going to let shit go and work on my own real estate- my garden and lawn and maybe (probably not) paint one of the bedrooms. I hope you all have a wonderful Sunday!

Keep it simple, sisters!

Connection

Connection

Our podcast today is titled “The Opposite of Addiction is Connection”. You won’t want to miss it! At the beginning of my drinking career I wanted to connect with my peers. I found a great way to do so was to be the most wild, drunk, loud one at the party. At the end of my drinking career I isolated and would do anything to disconnect from those who loved me. All I cared about was my bestie (my bottle). I’m grateful today to be connected to healthy, happy, respectful relationships.

Shamesies

Shamesies

My wonderful friend Lori taught me the term “the shamesies”. The shamesies are the worst and often I told myself that I could only get over my shame from something I’d done or said the night before by drinking again. It became a shame-ridden Groundhog’s Day. I can’t believe some of my people are still friends with me. I spilled the Santa secret to this same friend’s young son. I took off my dress at another friend’s wedding reception. Both of these friends were an integral part of my intervention. I love waking up without shame. And without a splitting headache and a pukey tummy.

Have a shame free weekend sisters!

What’s In A Name?

What’s In A Name?

Today Nicole and I talked about names in our latest podcast. I have always wanted to not called “Tammie” because it makes me think of a cigarette smoking redneck hollering at her kids to “come get their damn supper” or some such nonsense. She got the good name all right. We then talked about the label “alcoholic” and the stigma that comes along with that name. We decided that we’re fine with being alcoholics in recovery because without our quite colorful pasts we couldn’t be who we are today.

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Contagion

Contagion

Hey everyone! Happy Wednesday. A very good friend of mine told me today that the Sober Sisters is spreading like crazy online. She said we’re like COVID in that way – we’re becoming contagious. I love that we are reaching so many people out there. It’s especially cool because the metamorphosis of this whole project was super organic. It started out with sharing stories with my sister and laughing our asses off. It’s exciting to be able to share these with you, too. We aren’t trying to change, convert, or influence anyone. We are, however, here for you if you do choose to live the sober life. It’s working for us.

welcome to the sister blog!

welcome to the sister blog!

Hi ladies! We are SO gad you found your way to our community of fun-hearted, sober, and sober-curious women. Welcome!

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So how did two sisters wind up sober just weeks apart? What makes us alike, what makes us different? How’d we finally put the plug in the jug?

Keep up with our blog and listen to our pod and we will tell you everything.