A Long Overdue Amends

Last week, I made a vulnerable post in an Acton, Massachusetts private Facebook group, and because of how vulnerable it is, I want to share it with you.  Hello Acton!   I am Kate Duffy and I’m a recovering alcoholic, not anonymous obviously, so please...

What Creates a Willingness to Get Sober?

“She ‘just’ needs to….” UGH. It’s all I hear these days. My wife/husband/daughter/son/etc. “just” needs to do x, y, z.  Trust me, I get the frustration of someone who isn’t willing to do what you know they should do, but here is the hard truth: They have a brain...

Creating Habits

You’ve heard of resolutions before, right? I don’t do resolutions.  I create habits.  And even if it’s not a habit yet, I call it a habit, because I have a far better chance of sticking to something long enough for it to become a habit if I call...

How many times do you offer help?

If I’m being honest, I have been guilty of trying to control others who I’m close to under the guise of being “helpful.” This was unconscious until I became aware of it.  Don’t get me wrong, I do love to help people, and in these instances there was certainly a...