How I learned to stop judging my journey to sobriety

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The Broken Yard Stick

Growing up I had a number of alcoholics in my family. They were literally falling-down drunks. Vomiting after dinner parties, prone to arguments, getting DUIs, losing their jobs, homes, and custody of their children. There was endless drunk dialing at all hours of the night. …

When Giving Back Gets You More Than You Could Ever Imagine

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In 2019, I was overcome with a need to give back. I had recently sold my business and had more free time and energy than I could ever remember having. The past couple of years had been the worst of my life. I struggled with addiction and mental illness and…

How I got Through the Early Days of Sobriety

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The first weeks and months after I quit drinking I felt naked, exposed, and hyper-sensitized to every emotion and situation. Every reaction I had was forceful and outsized. I was jumpy, restless, and terrified. I wasn’t surprised that this was what sobriety felt like, raw and ugly at times. …

Sonia Kahlon

I create self portrait fine art photography and affirmation writings. My images and writings explore the beauty of mental health and addiction recovery

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