Author Archives: Lori Crockett

About Lori Crockett

I am loving life in long-term sobriety. I want to share my thoughts and my beliefs, my inspiration and my experiences with those of you who are also living in recovery. I want to provide a forum for you, my readers, to respond and share with your comments and emails and feedback. I hope by sharing my personal thoughts and feelings here that I can connect with people and extend support, understanding and most importantly--hope. I rely on yoga, meditation, healthy eating, and exercise to enhance my own sobriety, health and quality of life and would like to share what I have learned over the years. I love reading, the beach, gardening, walking my dog, and cuddling with my cats. I love working with others through volunteer work and through service work in my recovery program.

Prayers for Tolerance

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Sometimes someone will really rattle my cage, and sometimes that person is someone I work with and have to see regularly. I thought I had learned this lesson long ago about loving everyone, even if I don’t like them. I … Continue reading

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Dropping the Rock

It is my history but it does not have to be my legacy. I am not who I was. I have asked God to help me change, help me put the past behind me, and help me move forward as … Continue reading

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Drinking Dreams

I think what triggered my latest drinking dream, which I had last night, was an article I read  about John Prine, a musical icon and hero, whose songs I had cut my teeth on in the 70’s as an impressionable … Continue reading

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The Steps by Candlelight

Being under self-quarantine has given me some much needed down-time, and as I  wander through my house I keep noticing things I haven’t noticed in a while, an old tin that upon opening, divulged a small pile of recipes, half … Continue reading

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Just for Today

Just for today, drop out of the race. Take it easy, relax, sip some tea, feel the sunshine. Today, you do not have to be anything or do anything to prove your worth. Who you are at this moment is … Continue reading

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Making Peace with the Past

Yes, we have to accept the past, as we cannot change it. But we can study it for wisdom, look into it for truth, examine it for understanding. Look at the past with open eyes. Try to see all the … Continue reading

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Go Deeper

There is depth,
underneath the surface,
underused. Continue reading

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I just responded to a post from a friend who lost two people to addiction this week. My response was heartfelt and taken from my own experience. This is what I said, “I have to remember this is a feelings … Continue reading

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Inner Children

We walk into the rooms with our inner children showing peeking out in pain and suffering… Scared, lost, vulnerable, sad… crushed into submission. Broken-spirited. At the jumping off place where the choice is finally just living or dying. Our act … Continue reading

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Alcoholics We may be physically old enough for our wants not to hurt us, but we aren’t emotionally old enough yet. Our wants can hurt us. Our feelings can hurt us. What to do with this “pain in our feelings”? … Continue reading

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