The CHIME Model of Recovery Framework
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by UnPickled
9M ago
I love discovering and sharing ideas and insights about recovery. This week I came across a new-to-me phrase you might find helpful: The CHIME Model. This concept comes from a 2011 study (Leamy et al) that looked at the common elements of various successful approaches to mental health and recovery. Even though personal experiences and ..read more
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Life at 12 Years Alcohol-Free
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by UnPickled
11M ago
Recently I celebrated my 12th soberversary. 12 years. It’s hard to believe so much time has passed from that first shaky day of sobriety in 2011 when I turned to the internet anonymously for accountability. I managed to bumble through the WordPress setup process despite limited knowledge of what a blog was or how such ..read more
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UnPickled Meets Mrs. D on Living Sober
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by UnPickled
1y ago
Jean McCarthy’s appearance on Living Sober, hosted by Lotta Dann of Mrs. D is Going Without Believe it or not, after more than a decade of online friendship and several podcast interviews together, this week’s appearance on Living Sober was the first time Lotta and I actually spoke face-to-face (via video, that is. We have ..read more
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I’m With You
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by UnPickled
1y 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
2y 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
2y 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
2y 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
2y 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
3y 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
3y 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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