I’m With You
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by UnPickled
1M ago
The week from Christmas to New Years can be an intense stretch. I’m popping in to remind you that you are not alone, not matter how much you may feel like an outsider at times. Also to say if things are great, remember to acknowledge and feel the goodness! Below are some links for UnPickled ..read more
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Announcing the Newest UnPickled Book!
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by UnPickled
11M ago
It’s gone pretty quiet here on UnPickled Blog and The Bubble Hour podcast as I’ve been busy behind the scenes preparing Season 10 of the podcast and finishing my latest book. The new book is out now and I’m so excited to share it with all of you. A few years back I wrote a ..read more
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New Year, New Beginnings
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by UnPickled
1y ago
I wrote this poem for anyone on the brink of change. New Year’s Eve is a time of fresh starts. If you are embarking on a new beginning, whatever it may be, this is for you. Please feel free to save the poem below – click the image to download it or screen shot the ..read more
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10 Tips for Hosting a Sober Guest
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by UnPickled
1y ago
This list is intended to help people who are not in recovery, the supportive friends and family in our lives, be mindful of sober guests during the holiday season and beyond. It is by no means an exhaustive list, merely a starting point for discussion. You can listen to this list discussed on this week’s ..read more
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Encouragement for the Holidays
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by UnPickled
1y ago
Well hello, friends! I’m checking in to see how you are feeling about the holidays the year. My life has been swimming merrily along, as I take sobriety in stride and live life to the fullest. Most of my energy has been directed to book projects (stay tuned for news about two new books in ..read more
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Sunrise
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by UnPickled
2y ago
Good morning from the Rocky Mountains of Alberta, Canada. Last year I was sitting right here on this couch, writing my morning pages and feeling overwhelmed by the state of the world. Then I looked up and noticed the sunrise. I jotted this poem into my journal and later published it in The Ember Ever ..read more
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Shedding Shame
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by UnPickled
2y ago
If I may congratulate myself on anything beyond staying alcohol-free, it would have to be the ongoing willingness to consider news ways of understanding myself and others. This is HUGE shift for someone so deeply invested in the need to be right in order to feel safe. There were a lot of inconsistencies in my ..read more
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New Year 2021
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by UnPickled
2y ago
Oh, my friends, we did it. We’ve made it through 2020. Surely the year ahead holds brighter days and a return to normalcy. New Year’s Eve will be quiet chez McCarthy. Alberta is still under pandemic restrictions, and we are not able to mingle with other households. It’s just my husband and me here, but ..read more
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Ready for The Season
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by UnPickled
2y ago
It’s snowing in my corner of Canada and I’m ready for the holidays, whatever they might bring in this pandemic year. And when I say I’m ready, I mean the decorations are up and my sweaters and boots are in heavy rotation. I haven’t bought a turkey because I have no idea if I’ll be ..read more
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My 10th Sober Summer
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by UnPickled
2y ago
Sobriety means learning to socialize differently ..read more
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