Alcoholism #3

This continues my story with alcoholism.  Post #1 here: https://starandlotus.wordpress.com/2016/06/13/alcoholism-1/ Post #2 here:                                  https://starandlotus.wordpress.com/2016/08/04/alcoholism-2/ By now it had become apparent that I could no longer keep alcohol where I lived.  Whenever I started, it was too much of a crapshoot when I would stop, and occasionally it would be everything I had on hand until … Continue reading Alcoholism #3

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The Power of Vulnerability

A very good boss once pointed me to Dr. Brene Brown's book Daring Greatly.  It covers the topic of vulnerability and how that ultimately leads to more connection and success in both professional and personal life.  This book had a fairly large impact on me and finally motivated me to tell my brother about my … Continue reading The Power of Vulnerability

Alcoholism #2

This continues my story with alcoholism.  Post #1 here: https://starandlotus.wordpress.com/2016/06/13/alcoholism-1/ So I had just graduated from the military's mental health program for alcoholism, and I was pissed.  I still didn't really accept the diagnoses despite some valid evidence, and I was also struggling big time with self-image.  It didn't correlate with my view of myself as a military officer.  I couldn't tell … Continue reading Alcoholism #2