Two Years, No Drinks

Two years ago was one of the most shameful days of my life. I won’t go into details, and they aren’t tragically awful, as I was a ‘high bottom’ drunk. I’ve never had a DUI or anything like that. But I knew that I had to stop drinking once and for all. In these twoContinue reading “Two Years, No Drinks”

Are We Sure Stuff Doesn’t Make Us Happy?

Yesterday was a gorgeous March Friday in Michigan. In celebration of the great weather we’ve had all week, I ventured out to do some leisurely shopping at TJ Maxx. The only thing that I was specifically looking for was a St. Patty’s Day mask. Anything else that I found would be a bonus. It takesContinue reading “Are We Sure Stuff Doesn’t Make Us Happy?”

How to Buy Happiness: Don’t

I stuffed my face for a long time and gained a lot of weight. I also turned to things to consume like caffeine and sugar. It took me a couple years to realize this, but after a particularly stressful family party followed by a couple weeks of mindlessly stuffing my face, I realized how drinking, overeating and even shopping are merely a symptom.