It sure is easy to cling to any semblance of escape.
Some days can really feel unbearable.
A relentless neverending pandemic. Political unrest. Massive undeniable shifts in the culture.
Job shifts. Tanking stock market. Change of...
Okay, okay. You get it. I'll stop there.
It would be nice to hit the release valve.
And sometimes your vices can feel pretty harmless.
A little retail therapy. Chocolate after every meal (guilty ). Scrolling through social media. One more episode.
And sometimes it gets a little toasty.
A glass of wine after a long day turns into a bottle every night.
Xanax is easy enough to just take the edge off and whoops...you need it.
Through the pandemic, I've found myself gaining weight, due to my too frequent trips to the pantry during the day. I've become too reliant on melatonin to guarantee I'd go to sleep at a reasonable time. I've found myself refreshing my social feeds like a damn psycho...and for what? I could feel the dopamine hit when I would hit purchase on the Beyond Yoga shopping cart online.
It feels like my shoulders are turning into concrete blocks I am wearing as earrings.
Hiding in your house is an easy escape to get away with all of these "comfort" behaviors you've grown accustomed to.
I'm definitely not addicted. But I don't think I can quit right now.
So what do you do?
As usual, I don't have the answers. But I am trying to figure it out every day. With you.
And I am inspired by this story of strength, love, and a commitment to break the cycle.
Matt and Meghan Heather are sharing their harrowing tale through the darkest valleys of addiction, a chilling experience in rehab, and what life is like getting and staying sober.
Tune in for Part 1 where Matt shares his story of addiction and sobriety. You do NOT want to miss this one.
P.S. Bravo, Starbucks.
P.P.S. Wow! This is the most fascinating podcast episode ever (besides mine, of course).
P.P.P.S. I hope today brings you lots of luck! 🍀