• It’s the start that stops most people

    Fear has dissipated. I finally started on my book.  On July 4, 2017, I finally put the goal down on paper to write a book. On July 10, 2017, I PUBLICLY declared my intention to write my book. Then I paused. I got stuck. Finally, I started setting some things in motion to get started,… Continue Reading

  • There is nothing sexy about a drunk girl!

    When did you start drinking?? I grew up with parents & grandparents who had a liquor cabinet. I grew up in the “wine country”. My grandpa brewed his own beer. My family had wine or a “high-ball” often at dinner. Both of my grandmothers drank heavily. My Papa didn’t drink, he’d quit when my mother… Continue Reading

  • Who would you be without your story?

    I was contacted by @queensofsobrietyclub on Instagram and asked if she could feature my story on her page. Of course, I said yes. It is funny how most of us hide our struggles with addiction and even deny that a problem exists. Then when we find the courage to make the changes necessary and share our truth,… Continue Reading

  • Staying Sober in NOLA

    When I started blogging in 2013, I had no idea what I was doing. I started blogging about my new career that got started when I started my own health & fitness journey in 2012. I blogged fairly regularly and then pretty much stopped in 2015, when my life TOTALLY & COMPLETELY fell apart. I… Continue Reading

  • Sober is the New Black

    My name is Mindy. I started my first blog in 2013. I didn’t know what I was doing then and to be quite honest, I still don’t feel like I know what I am doing. The more I blogged, the more the words that had been trapped in my head flowed. The words began to flow more… Continue Reading