The Truth about Bloating in Recovery

by beautybeyondbones Alright, truth time. There’s an elephant in the room, and it has to do with refeeding in recovery. And that, my friends, is bloating. This is an uncomfortable topic to talk about, because it has to do with body image. During recovery, we’re working on accepting our new body and learning to love […]

The Season of Awareness

BeautyBeyondBones I think I’m going to call this season of my life, The Season of Awareness. Before I get into tonight’s post, I have to quickly mention a sponsor. It’s hard to believe that it’s almost time to start thinking about Christmas shopping. But, if you’re anything like me, I like to use Amazon to […]

My Recovery Spotlight on Author & Advocate, Marilyn Lancelot a Recovering Gambler Like Me…

Originally posted on Bet Free Recovery Now Shares Hope, Support, & Resources From Problem Gambling & Recovery.:
What can I say more about this beautiful friend of mine who was responsible for getting gamblers anonymous meetings into Arizona’s Womens prisons and correctional facilities? Marilyn has been maintaining a long-term “Bet Free” lifestyle” and she makes it…

Losing my Phone & Finding God

BeautyBeyondBones Show of hands: How many of you have ever lost your phone before? Hah – yeahhhh. For those that are blessed enough to not be sheepishly raising their hand right now, let’s just say — it is a nightmare I wouldn’t wish on Regina George. So I lost my phone on Saturday night. And […]

Life’s Souvenirs

BeautyBeyondBones You know you’re becoming an adult when you get excited about washing your mattress pad… I was chuckling to myself, thinking about that. I was vacuuming and listening to a podcast on world events, waiting for my sheets to finish in the dryer and I realized — it’s taken me a while, but I’m […]

Permission to Let Go

BeautyBeyondBones Well, I just finished my book. I’ll hold for applause. Juuuuuust kidding. 🙂 Although, it is exciting, and I did a little happy dance last night to some Broadway show tunes to commemorate the occasion. But it’s been really interesting to have to go back. To put myself back in that place, ten years […]