Today is the only day in which we have any power



“There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called yesterday and the other is called tomorrow” (Dalai Lama) I can’t change the past, and I can’t dictate the future. The past is fixed […]

understanding and learning from relapse
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Understanding and learning from relapse


Relapse is a crushing and confusing experience. Stopping drinking is hard and I never understood quite how hard it was until I tried. It’s hard because sometimes the test can be ferocious, and sometimes it can be devious… my addiction kept finding new ways to challenge me. Until I realised just how hard it was, and how devious it could be, I didn’t bring enough to the attempt… that’s my experience. But relapse isn’t failure, it is education.

The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing



Being back on “Day One” was utterly devastating. How come the great, capable, all-conquering me could do almost anything I set myself to, but couldn’t do this one simple thing? What made it worse was that most people in the […]