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Recovery #3 – White Light Experience

Recovery #3 – White Light Experience

I have just begun my 29th year of sobriety. Last post, I made reference to my “white light” experience, which I will talk about here. During the time coming up to November 16, 1993, my life was falling apart. I was married to a man, had fallen in love with...
Trauma #1 – Discovery of CPTSD

Trauma #1 – Discovery of CPTSD

Trauma. This is a popular topic these days. And thank God (or Universe, Spirit, Divine Presence). Trauma has affected most people in some way. It certainly has been a thread in my life, one that has been the source of pain and fear. Unrecognized trauma has driven my...
Recovery #3 – White Light Experience

Recovery #1 – In the Beginning

Greetings. Let me start by saying that I have been sober from alcohol and most mood and mind altering substances since November of 1993. There are a couple of qualifiers to that statement…I drink coffee almost every day. I have been on various pharmaceuticals...
Recovery #3 – White Light Experience

Recovery #2 – A “High Bottom” Drunk

It’s been a while since I’ve written. My sobriety birthday is approaching (that’s what they call it on the West Coast – its anniversary here on the East Coast – I spent the first 17 years of my sobriety in California). This time of year...
Trauma #1 – Discovery of CPTSD

Trauma #2 – Fight, Flight, Freeze or Fawn

Last time we talked a little bit about what trauma is and how we can recognize its effects. Once I understood this CPTSD condition, and it explained a lot of what I had been suffering from, I had a basis from which to start research. There are people out there who...