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mysoberspace. The gifts of imperfection by @brenebrown is a must read for anyone str

The gifts of imperfection by @brenebrown is a must read for anyone struggling to feel like they are good enough. Which is basically all of us. She gives practical tips on accepting your humanness and living a wholehearted life. This book is on my bedside table at all times and I read and reread it regularly. It’s not about sobriety directly, but definitely addresses all of the reasons why I drank so much. It’s a game changer tbh. As are both of her ted talks, which are available at ted.com ✨🌈🍀

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soberevolution. It truly is! One of my biggest hurdles when starting my recovery was r

It truly is! One of my biggest hurdles when starting my recovery was removing toxic people from my life. It was frightening because I feared becoming alone in this world. But for once, I was truly able to focus on myself and my needs. In the process, I began reaching outside of my comfort zone and finding people who added value to my life instead. I realized what true friendship was because of that. I felt empowered each time I hung around those new people. It was a huge shift compared to feeling drained after hanging around the old ones. I also became friends with myself! I learned to enjoy my own presence which made it so I never felt lonely. Since removing the toxic people, my life has completely turned around! It has been worth facing my fears. Today, if I instinctually sense a toxic person, I can easily remove them from my life or at least from letting them negatively affect me. I can also embrace the people who give me good energy and help build me up as a person. We all deserve to feel empowered ❤️

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soberevolution. #Repost @sillylara with @get_repost
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“The way we view alcohol is en

#Repost @sillylara with @get_repost ・・・ “The way we view alcohol is entirely flawed & largely supported by the culture in which we live. I’ve never had anyone ask “wait: you don’t snort coke? That’s so weird.” “Why don’t you snort coke?” “Are you pregnant?” “Are you on medication?” “Are you an addict. Omg I’m so sorry.” “You must be allergic?” “What do you do for fun if you don’t snort coke?” “Can’t you just have one line?” “I don’t think you have a problem. You’re fine. I’ll buy you an ounce.” —————————— Thank you @healthy_discoveries for the quote. I always go back to it.”

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fucking_sober. Thank god I don’t dry heave in the shower before work anymore 🌞🛀🤢

Thank god I don’t dry heave in the shower before work anymore 🌞🛀🤢

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Three years clean today. This is what it looks like. And the life I get to live is undeniably beyond my wildest dreams. It’s like the world has swelled up around me and I exist in a different reality totally separate from the lonely quiet I used to know. The most magical people have come into my life. And the ones who were already with me — I can see their magic now. No haze or clouds; no dreams or make believe. Just your average real-life miracle. Forever grateful 🖤 • • • #sobriety #sober #clean #cleanandsober #recovery #addiction #alcoholism #soberlife #soberliving #soberaf #recoveryisworthit #recoveryjourney

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mysoberspace. This photo was taken a month before I got sober. I had been desperatel

This photo was taken a month before I got sober. I had been desperately trying to quit alcohol for over a year, but whatever I tried, I just couldn’t do it. The girl in this photo was at the end of the road. Desperate, broken, suicidal. Drinking was hell, not drinking was hell. I hated myself and wanted the pain to end, I wanted it all to be over. I don’t think anyone looking at this photo could ever have imagined what I was going through. Looking at it now, it’s hard to believe myself. I still had an awesome job, a loving husband, 2 gorgeous kids, beach life in oz, friends - I never lost any of that. Yet underneath all that makeup, beneath that pretty frock, I was a mess. Not being able to stop drinking was mortifying and humiliating. I had no idea I had crossed the line into addiction, because addiction is clever and insidious. It creeps up on you while you think you’re having a blast. But it turned on me and at some point, the fun turned into chaos, agony, destruction, pain and it eventually brought me to my knees. I had no idea I had lost my choice when it came to drinking, I just thought I was weak willed. Pathetic. Better off dead. I had no idea I was ill. You may think of an addict and imagine a washed up junkie living on the streets. An old man, drinking out of a brown paper bag. That’s what the movies would have us believe - it’s not something that happens to people like us. Well, it happened to me, and my guess is, it’s happening to people all around you, killing them slowly, before your eyes, without you even realising it. The shame and stigma around addiction has to end. Too many people have died, or are dying through fear of speaking up, being judged, being outcast. Shame and secrecy is addiction’s best friend. We need to destroy it. If you are struggling with any kind of addiction- there is help available. Drinking or death are not your only options, however much it feels like it. My life has changed completely since getting sober. I’m no longer crippled by anxiety, paranoia, depression and shame. I no longer want to die. I feel happy, free, vibrant, worthy and so very grateful. Life without booze is possible. Life without booze is amazing.

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liverehab. The fall season is officially in the air and we wish you a happy fall

The fall season is officially in the air and we wish you a happy fall that is warm, cozy and addiction free this season 😍 If you're struggling please reach out and say something or visit the link in our bio for help...

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soberveganwalksintoabar. Nothing like refreshing flavoured tonic water served with lime or cucu

Nothing like refreshing flavoured tonic water served with lime or cucumber 🥒🥒🥒 Loving this range from @nexba !

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myrecoverybalance. My mother-in-law posted this gem today- and it’s SO TRUE! *
Our though

My mother-in-law posted this gem today- and it’s SO TRUE! * Our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors as well as the RELATIONSHIPS we choose (or deny) reflect how we feel about ourselves. * * Are you surrounded by people that nurture you? That match your value system? That treat you with kindness and respect? Do you seek out others that uplift you and challenge you in positive ways to stretch and promote growth? * * And how do you treat others? Do you nurture, respect, and promote bonds that are supportive to those you love? Do you judge, resent, disparage, gossip about, or betray others? Do you drop people or sabotage others (and ultimately yourself?) * * Hoping someone loved you enough to teach you how to love yourself and how to keep positive people in your corner #recovery

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I call this one “I Ran Out of Rainbow Yarn Halfway Through.” 🤷🏻‍♀️ #CraftyAF

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I am in Hamburg on business and in the past those trips where an excuse to be very merry. Nobody was watching, right. What happens on tour, stays on tour! Well, not this time. I declare a mini personal rebellion and won‘t drink. Not today. Not tonight! Going to bed now, ready for a good night sleep and a early breakfast meeting. I have got this! For today at least... #soberliving #tryingsobriety #sober #sobrietyrocks #soberlifestyle

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12stepsillustrated. One of the scariest things I've heard in recovery was, \"I'm gonna take

One of the scariest things I've heard in recovery was, "I'm gonna take a break from meetings." 😨 I am my own worst enemy. I am the guy that thought his way into all kinds of bad decisions. If I start isolating-I'm thinking about drinking. 😱 Sign up for FREE MONTHLY RECOVERY COMICS! 12StepsIllustrated.com/Monthly-Comic . . #recoverymemes #alcoholic #recovery #recoveryisworthit #recoveryrocks #sober #soberaf #sobriety #soberlife #soberliving #onedayatatime #aa #xa #soberissexy #recoveryquotes #12steps #12stepsillustrated #addiction #alcoholicsanonymous

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Sober Vacations International is currently with a group in Iceland! Specifically on our way to Þingvellir (Thingvellir) National Park! Iceland is a magical Island. Double tap and follow us for more Iceland photos this week! 💚 Thingvellir is a historic site and national park in Iceland, east of Reykjavík. It's known for the Alþing (Althing), the site of Iceland's parliament from the 10th to 18th centuries. On the site are the Þingvellir Church and the ruins of old stone shelters. The park sits in a rift valley caused by the separation of 2 tectonic plates, with rocky cliffs and fissures like the huge Almannagjá fault. #sobervacationsinternational #sobervacations #soberlife #soberissexy #travelsober #soberaf #sobermovement #recovery #iceland #photography #travelholic #doyoutravel #travelwithus #getoutthere #vacation #placestovisit #soberliving #soberevolution

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retreataddictioncenters. Navigating the holidays can be tricky.  Learn how to #CelebrateSober t

Navigating the holidays can be tricky. Learn how to #CelebrateSober this holiday season. http://ow.ly/OLGv30mG27p #SoberAF #SoberLiving #RecoveryIsPossible

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housecalldetox. Keep going. It doesn’t matter how long it takes you, just keep pushing

Keep going. It doesn’t matter how long it takes you, just keep pushing through and looking forward. And try not to get distracted by what others are doing in their own lane. Remember that everyone’s journey is different and that you will get to your destination. | #AlcoholAwareness #RecoveryIsPossible #SoberLiving #SoberLife #Rehab #SoberIsSexy #OneDayAtATime #Sober #Sobriety #Recovery #AA #Alcoholism #CleanandSober #SobrietyRocks #TreatmentCenter #AlcoholFree #AddictionRecoveryTreatment #AddictionRecovery #RecoveryIsPossible #DrugFree #Rehab #Addiction #DrugAddiction #DrugAddict #OneDayAtATime #AddictionTreatment #TreatmentCenter #SubstanceAbuse #AddictionRecoveryTreatment

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cfcloud. Namaste 🙏 Join us tonight for Monday Meditation, 7:00pm at CFC's Head

Namaste 🙏 Join us tonight for Monday Meditation, 7:00pm at CFC's Headquarters. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ . #soberlife #soberliving #cleanandserene #happiness #recoveryispossible #beataddiction #cfcloudnclear #wesavelives #yougotthis #motivation #inspiration #fun #socialize #sobersocial

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perry.inspires. What are some of your recovery goals?

What are some of your recovery goals?

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So this was made for me by one of the kindest, most considerate people I’ve ever come in contact with. Not only that but he introduced me to a group that I know will help me through anything. I have my own #sobercrew now and I feel fucking blessed to have come across such a bunch of amazing people! If you haven’t already, give them all a follow but especially @isaiah_in_sobriety_ who made this masterpiece ❤️ - #sober #soberliving #soberissexy #soberandfit #soberlife #recoveringalcoholic #recoveringaddict #recoveryispossible #recoveryisworthit #soberaf #soberasfuck #odaat #onedayatatime #onedayordayone #addicted #fit #gymjunkie #cleanliving #gymaddict #respectyourself #loveyourself #selflove #fitlife #love #brolove #blessed #secondchance

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echosummerhill. Everyday isn’t about some massive shift, or moment. Sometimes it’s jus

Everyday isn’t about some massive shift, or moment. Sometimes it’s just making your way through the day the best you can. 💞🦏✨⁣ ⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ #spiritjunkie #chargeahead #warriorstrong #dreambig #wonderwoman #passion #healthyliving #soberaf #fitsobermom #soberliving #badasswoman #teetotaler #momswholift #mompreneur #mommypower #sobermom #homeschoolmama #boymom #transformation #momstrong #womenempowerment #youngliving #rhinoup #youareabadass #organicmama #boymom #Soberlife #soberwoman#tle #theladiesedge

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rlrvallejo. \"Come now, let's settle this,\" says the #LORD. \"Though your #sins are
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hkristhomas. Revisiting this illuminating quote from Sri Nisargardatta Maharaj.

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Revisiting this illuminating quote from Sri Nisargardatta Maharaj. If we ever must fight, we go to war against our equal rivals. Our thoughts are not our equals. They spring up inside us as artifact of old ways of thinking that may or may not serve us today. With those things that are less powerful than we are, we can outsmart and outwit them rather than getting into a struggle with them. And with practice and patience, we can watch them come in and go out as a mindful observer. #selfharmrecovery #recoverywarrior #depressionwarrior #anxietywarrior #bipolardisorder #bpd #selfcare #mondaymotivation #mentalhealthbogger #mentalhealthishealth #mentalhealthrecovery #recoverispossible #recoveryrocks #sobrietyrocks #soberlife #soberaf #soberliving #ocdawareness #ptsdwarrior #cptsd #youareworthy #youareenough #nisargardattamaharaj #quotestoliveby #wisdomquotes #quotes #spirituality

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I claim my flaws and shortcomings just as readily as I claim my victories and triumphs. I am standing on my own 2 feet not offering excuses. #HumanBeingBeingHuman NoMoreHeroin.org

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Preetttyyyyysuuuuuure I would like this week to fast forward and be over already because I just really don't want to feel all the feelings that seem to sprout up this time of year and this WEEK in particular. November was the month when everything fully fell apart three years ago. On the other side of the coin it is the month I got sober...three years ago. I'm totally not intending to be negative I just think it is important to acknowledge that with the victory of these milestones also come feelings of sadness and grief in remembering the wreckage I caused to my own life as well as the people I loved. I subjected some amazing, loving, people to torment, pain, and confusion and it all came to a head in November 2015. I've learned a lot about myself in three years but this last year I have most importantly learned to listen to those people that are still in my life. The same ones who could have easily given up on me three years ago are still around and paying me back in spades by NOT telling me what I want to hear but what I NEED to hear. I'm so grateful that I am sober. I'm so happy I get to live this life with a clear mind. I am endlessly appreciative I can listen to people who call me on my bullshit without running away like a little b!tch. But still...let's fast forward this week mmmkay? ❤coco

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Paul attempting to be artistic 📸

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