Above some snaps of a few of my favorite things. Books, heirloom tomatoes, tulips, and my sweetheart, Lobo.
Now here are some others that will probably interest you a bit more. I’m going to keep this list updated with anything I mention on the blog, so you can easily access any of the resources in one place. xx
This is my home. This is where I found my sobriety and began my journey toward holistic recovery. This blog would not exist, I might not even exist, without the love and guidance of Holly Whitaker and my Hip Sobriety (now Tempest) family. Go there to read the manifesto, stay to join Tempest Sobriety School!
The Practice 40 Days Of Alchemy
This course by Laura McKowen was truly transformational. Recently I was feeling stuck. This course unstuck me in a really profound, and often not altogether welcome, way. Next to Hip Sobriety School, this was the most important work I’ve done in the last 2 years.
The Detox podcast by Denise Walker
Denise takes a deep dive into “Pick Your Poison,” her poetry collection focusing on addiction & recovery.
She is crazy talented, authentic and insightful. The episodes are usually under 15 minutes and will leave you wanting more.
Hosted by Sondra Primeaux and Tammi Salas, Unruffled explores all topics related to creativity in recovery.
“When an addiction is removed, there is a void that is left and this show digs into all of the ways to fill this void.”
The Art of Doing Stuff
Karen Bertelsen is really funny and incredibly enterprising! I can easily lose an hour here. In her words, “My goal was to create a blog that was entertaining enough that you’d keep reading even if you didn’t care about the day’s topic and accessible enough that my readers would start to think…HEY, I could do that.” If you want to know how to build your own pizza oven, make a tree stump table or the perfect rosemary/garlic croutons, you’ll find it here.
This Naked Mind
By Annie Grace
This is one of my foundational books. It’s a very hopeful book and contains a lot of innovative ideas backed by scientific study. It helps answer the question, ‘Why do I keep drinking even though I don’t want to?’ It’s a really good introduction to neuroplasticity.
Carry On, Warrior
By Glennon Doyle Melton
I love both of these books. I read each straight through, pausing only to recharge my iPad! She writes in such an honest and accessible way. I can’t imagine anyone not being able to relate to at least part of her story.
Broken, a love story
By Lisa Jones.
This book is not about sobriety, but it is about recovery. I’m struggling to find the words to explain it so I’ll give you a quote from the publisher’s description:
“Writer Lisa Jones went to Wyoming for a four-day magazine assignment and came home four years later with a new life.”
Nothing Good Can Come From This: Essays
By Kristi Coulter
This collection of essays about the author’s journey in sobriety reads like an email from a friend; a friend who’s a gifted writer. I highlighted half the book.
I looove this company! I have a box of organic produce delivered weekly. Its a great company with a great company philosophy focused on sustainability, eliminating food waste, and supporting farmers. I have never received anything that wasn’t completely fresh and tasty. I’ve gotten monster zucchini and beautiful sweet little carrots and lime sized lemons. If it’s available in your area, I couldn’t recommend it more highly.
Light of Day Organics
This is a wonderful company with a responsible and mindful company philosophy. The teas are organic, fair trade and really delicious.
Nearly all the ingredients are grown and harvested on their organic and biodynamic farm.
-Lemony-Ginger Sunshine is my ‘house’ tea
-Will’s Remedy is a tea I drink nearly every night after dinner. It’s great for any digestive issues. I like it especially if I’m feeling bloated, especially after a big meal.
My favorite mala “nerd,” Sasha’s malas are breathtaking! Last Christmas I asked her to make custom mala bracelets for each of my best girlfriends. The process was such a blessing. I got to tell her a little about each of my friends and my hopes for them. Each mala was exquisite and perfect. She took such care from inception to delivery. I personally wear a satcha malas custom mala stack.