The Narcissist

I venture to guess that each of us knows a narcissist, someone who twists blame back to us at every opportunity, as they are never, ever wrong or at fault. That person who leaves us wondering “huh, what just happened??!” as we try to pick ourselves up and brush ourselves off. That “power” (controlling!) personalityContinue reading “The Narcissist”

Pissed OFF

I’m pissed. I had a tender conversation with a colleague in the wine industry last night. She was in the depth of anguish caused by the negative impact of the Booze Bitch, stuck in the horrific mix of anxiety, despair, and depression. I so vividly remember feeling defeated and defenseless in the war against theContinue reading “Pissed OFF”

Life begins at Sober

A year ago I decided (admitted!) that the Booze Bitch was influencing my life in ways that were not beneficial. My entire adult life had included enjoying (or imbibing anyway) some form of alcohol on a very regular basis; primarily wine, but I was also a adept at creating delicious herbal infused and unusual, interestingContinue reading “Life begins at Sober”

Passion

Wikipedia describes passion as: “a feeling of intense enthusiasm towards or compelling desire for someone or something. Passion can range from eager interest in or admiration for an idea, proposal, or cause; to enthusiastic enjoyment of an interest or activity; to strong attraction, excitement, or emotion towards a person.” I laughed when I read “eagerContinue reading “Passion”

Relationship

I was pondering this morning a memory of something I had shared, that surprised me, with a couple of very close friends. What I had shared was the realization that I would be willing to give up (forever!) drinking alcohol for a man I dearly love, if he were to choose to give up booze,Continue reading “Relationship”