Serenity in Sobriety

Like a Lotus flower that grows out of the mud and blossoms above the muddy water surface, We can rise above our Defilement’s and Sufferings of Life

Welcome to Serenity in Sobriety

  • Baby Jesus take the Wheel

    February 21, 2020 by

    I have had some instances in my recovery where I micro-manage, I let ego and pride take over, I don’t receive messages and I can be a plain out asshole cause I am reverting what I have learned my whole life. Recovery is the hardest thing I have done to date. It was a lot… Read more

  • Lateral Violence

    February 18, 2020 by

    Lateral Violence What is lateral violence? Although it is found everywhere, lateral violence in this case refers to its impact in communities, workplaces, homes, events and literally everywhere there are people. Lateral violence is a learned behaviour as a result of colonialism and patriarchal methods of governing and developing a society. What are the behaviours… Read more

  • Understanding Trauma

    February 17, 2020 by

    Understanding Trauma Traumatic events and experiences are subjective. Subjectively, some individuals are more vulnerable or susceptible to stress than others who are more resilient or resistant. How are traumatic occurrence affects an individual depends on many factors, including characteristics of the individual, the type and characteristics of the events or occurrence, developmental processes comma the… Read more

  • "How I Met Your Mother"

    February 14, 2020 by

    Sometimes things have to fall apart to make way for better things – Ted Mosby (Josh Radner)             My life had to fall apart from what I was doing, to make way for better things I was destined to do. It was me in a quote from a TV show that I watched called “How… Read more

  • Writers Block -_-

    February 12, 2020 by

    Haven’t forgot about you all out there, I am having a bit of writers block and having to get as far as I can with my English 12 before I head back into Treatment. No I didn’t relapse, I’m going back to work on some core issues of sorts, I’m hoping that by being around… Read more

  • Using Dreams

    February 5, 2020 by

    What are using dreams about? I’ve recently had an onslaught of them regarding what’s been going on around me lately and they’ve been unnerving. Dreams have been around me my whole life from Lucid Dreams to flying dreams to nightmares about unspeakable things I hope never come true. What about the dreams I’ve been having… Read more

  • Tricentennial, 7 things that's kept me sober

    February 2, 2020 by

    Here are 7 things I have found apparent for myself that has gotten me to where I am now and I am grateful for all of these. Support One of the first things I did for myself was to find the support I needed to start my recovery journey. I may have done a few… Read more

  • Serenity in Sobriety: About part ll

    January 29, 2020 by

    I want to go back to why I started this blog in the first place. I have a problem with drinking and it wasn’t until I went to treatment that I quite, specifically it was dealing with inner child trauma situations that I was unawares of or just didn’t acknowledge because they hurt so much.… Read more

  • Perfectionism

    January 27, 2020 by

    What do you think when you hear of perfectionism? It makes me think of uptight moms that have perfect lives, It makes me think of celebrities that are flawless and it makes me think of Facebook with the sharing of pictures, people smiling, parties, traveling, all the posts about the new job and finding love.… Read more

  • A Support System for long term results

    January 24, 2020 by

    When we’re in recovery or even when were not, dealing with traumas from childhood or recent events, it’s a good time to find a support system cause it’s effective and needed for a successful outcome. These events can range from abuse, sexual abuse, grief, abandonment, guilt, scarcity but not limited to injuries, violence, health, neglect,… Read more

  • Grief and Trauma, looking to resolve without addiction

    January 21, 2020 by

    This goes out to Sabrina, her children and family. I want to talk about grief and the idea of how traumatic it is see my cousin Sabrina left us suddenly 10 years ago tomorrow, doing what she knew best with a smile. She lived…. she was about her children, her family and looking for her… Read more

  • Clear and Present Danger

    January 20, 2020 by

    I believe personally that in some ways trauma has brought us to the door of our addictions, It caused it and we needed to relieve it in our minds in some way…and that was through our addiction. Let’s take a look at Grief for a second. A child loses her mother at the tender age… Read more

  • Detoxing your Social Media

    January 18, 2020 by

    This idea isn’t old by any means, it’s been around since before 2004 for sure. We detox our bodies from toxic crap, we detox our lives from toxic people, places and things so detoxing Social Media should be on that list as well. I was doing program today and the facilitator wanted to do a… Read more

  • Relapse….

    January 16, 2020 by

    Since I’ve gone to treatment I’ve had many Healthy Relationships (friends in sobriety) relapse. Numbers are out there and they’re not in our favor. Relapse happens whether you like to talk about it or not. Problems arise and people isolate, they dig themselves in that trench of shame, resentment, guilt etc… Hell I’ve even relapsed… Read more

  • Emotional Relapse

    January 16, 2020 by

    Emotional Relapse The emotional stage of relapse is, perhaps, the trickiest of them all. Most people are unaware that it’s even happening. Emotions can lead the brain down paths of all too familiar triggers, which can lay the foundation for reverting back to drug or alcohol use. Some types of emotions to be aware of… Read more

  • Sticks and Stones

    January 13, 2020 by

    “In a 2011 study funded by the National Institute of Drug Abuse, Researchers found that, As far as the brain is concerned, physical pain and intense experiences of social rejection hurt in the same way. So when I define shame as an intensely “painful” experience, I’m not kidding.” Brene Brown – Daring Greatly, pg 71… Read more

  • Integrity…

    January 11, 2020 by

    What goes through your head when you hear this word? It’s usually someone defending it, re-establishing it, building it or holding it. The definition of Integrity is the quality of being honest and having strong moral principals that you refuse to change. When I was doing my thing, drinking and all that other stuff, I… Read more

  • Lateral Violence

    January 9, 2020 by

    Does anyone really know what the term “Lateral Violence” really means? I had no clue what it meant, I didn’t know that it was even a word let alone I was practicing it for god knows how long. It was last summer 2019 when I attended treatment and that word pop up on the projection… Read more

  • Overthinking

    January 8, 2020 by

    When I say this I personally hop that train into my head and over analyze stuff to a degree that it’s antagonizing and detrimental and it includes everyone and everything around me. A lot of people have heard the saying “The longest journey is from your head to your heart” and this could not be… Read more

  • Fighting Nothing and Losing

    January 7, 2020 by

    Imagine losing to something you can’t see, touch or hear. You try and put a face to it or you try and find a name for it. When you don’t know what you don’t know it becomes pretty hard. You see there’s three kinds of scenarios when it comes to something like this. You know… Read more

  • Patience……

    January 6, 2020 by

    Addicts in our addiction don’t like the “P” word, we understand “Now” and Don’t every say “No” cause that’s just unheard of. Growing up with two younger brothers I always had someone to boss around, that’s lightly putting it. Then something happened after a certain age…. They got bigger than me and I never saw… Read more

  • Wellbriety

    January 2, 2020 by

    So in my early days of recovery I found a sort of meetings called “Wellbriety” and it changed my view of fellowship. I was introduced to it when I went to detox and it was a way to get out of detox if only for a couple hours. You see it takes a different perspective… Read more

  • Love My Self

    January 2, 2020 by

    When I started my journey, even before I gave a false sense that I “Truly” loved myself and nothing couldn’t break me I said to myself, “Yeah man, of course I love me, why wouldn’t I!!” or “No man, nothing can break this man! I’m solid!!!” You know where that got me? Up shit creek… Read more

  • Resolutions

    December 31, 2019 by

    New years is just around the corner and the inevitable question come to 99.99% of people around the globe. What is your New Years Resolutions going to be for the new year? I’ve really thought about this all day today and even talked with a friend, what he told me is something that hit hard… Read more

  • Easier Day by Day

    December 29, 2019 by

    I remember the moment, when the moment came as a feeling that I was done yet I waited one more week before I checked myself into Detox. That was one of the scariest feelings I’ve ever had to go through, sitting down with the clinician with only a back pack of my stuff, feeling broke… Read more

  • Serenity in Sobriety

    December 22, 2019 by

    Be yourself; Everyone else is already taken. — Oscar Wilde. My name is Nathan Findlay and Welcome to my Blog. “Serenity in Sobriety” I chose to call it this because it represents what I am striving for in my life right now and it leaves it open for others to interpret what it may mean… Read more

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