From Social Drinking to Stress Relief

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A firsthand story of motherhood, anxiety and alcohol misuse   During my college days I would study hard throughout the week and look forward to “Thirsty Thursdays” at our local bar. Going out with friends and having some laughs over pints of cheap beer was a reward after a week of hard work.  As I grew […]

Sticks, Stones, & Words Hurt

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  I say it to my boys countless times a week. You know, that age-old parental reminder of, “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.” It’s a message we’ve passed down for generations in an attempt to make our children feel better when someone calls them a name or […]