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“There is a crack in everything – that’s how the light gets in”

Leonard Cohen

  • Welcome to My New Sobriety Blog

    22nd Jun 2019 by

    I’m quite new to my relative sobriety, finding my way in a world where I’m used to being the helper not the helped. I’m thinking there might be other people out there like me, scared to come out because of their professions so if I reach you and you feel less alone then I’ve helped… Read more

  • A week of two parts

    1st Apr 2020 by

    I’ve wanted to write all week but haven’t been able to as I’ve not known which narrative to share or how to combine them. If I told one it would invite a certain response that I didn’t really want, though I knew it would be heartfelt and sincere. To tell the other, and not mention… Read more

  • Surviving lockdown

    24th Mar 2020 by

    So a couple of weeks later than the rest of the world thought we should be, the UK is now in lockdown; though the list of essential workers is long and people are still confused as to what they can or can’t do. We know what is coming but we don’t know either; not really… Read more

  • Oops I did it again…

    22nd Mar 2020 by

    So I lasted smoke free until Friday night. Worked from home all day – didn’t get much done between meetings (distracted by anxious thoughts and multiple funny Gifs memes etc coming through – humour is universally used to try and stay sane!) and late in the day became aware of a medication error that was… Read more

  • Day 2 smoke free

    20th Mar 2020 by

    Well I got through the day! Some sticky points but there were always going to be. I’m writing this to reflect on what helped and what didn’t so I can do better today. By better I mean avoid the meltdowns! I was busy all day but wrote and meditated in the morning – definitely helped.… Read more

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