Good Advice to the Newly Sober: You Do Not Have to Be Good

Anytime someone quotes my favorite Mary Oliver poem “Wild Geese,” I react just like one of Pavlov’s dogs. My pulse quickens, I salivate, and I have to fight back the urge to jump up and down and squeal, “MARY OLIVER! I LOVE HER TOO! SHE SAVED MY LIFE! I STARTED A POETRY BLOG BECAUSE OF HER!” … More Good Advice to the Newly Sober: You Do Not Have to Be Good

Dear Someone Who Decided to Stop Drinking: a helpful post from Lisa McColgan

I was asked earlier this week if I had any posts I could recommend to someone struggling with treatment for alcohol addiction. My first thought was my poem, “So You Want to Quit Drinking.” My second thought was a post I’d seen shortly after I began blogging: “Dear Someone Who Decided to Stop Drinking.” I looked … More Dear Someone Who Decided to Stop Drinking: a helpful post from Lisa McColgan