Bye bye Summer 2018! 

Bye bye Summer 2018! 

Hello My Friends,

It has been a long time since I’ve written a blog and that is mainly because I have been focusing my efforts on daily vlogs, https://www.instagram.com/p/Bmnu4Z3hQWv/embed/?autoplay=1 that are on the bottom of my website at www.busylivingsober.com, Facebook at Busy Living Sober and on Instagram at busylivingsober.  Not to mention I have been getting all of my children ready for college. Henry, my last one, leaves Thursday and I am feeling very emotional. Feelings aren’t facts but they sure can mess with one’s day.

This fall will be the first time in 22 years that I won’t have a child in my home. No more back to school forms to fill out, no more after school sports, no more making sure that I have enough food in house and I have something prepared for dinner. Lunch! No more lunches to pack and my list could go on and on! I know that I am not the first or the last Mom that will go through this but for the moment I feel a little lost.

Emptynesthood (my made-up word) is a new phase for me and rather than sitting here feeling sorry for myself I am going to get BUSY!

I am going back to school to educate myself and am happy to report that I will start seeing clients again. Though I have a lot of knowledge about addiction, it will no longer be my main concentration. I want to help people who are going through changes in their lives and need a little helping hand to get to the next phase.

Busy Living Sober will remain a resource for people who are having a hard time with addiction.

Today we have collaborators that contribute helpful tips.

I am so honored to announce that already this Summer we have had one contributing article, Recovery Tips For Professionals: Seeking Help Without Harming Your Career by Eva Benoit. Help.org http://busylivingsober.com/how-am-i-staying-sober/ and TuckSleep have also submitted some very helpful information that you can find under the heading Helpful Tips. If Busy Living Sober can help one person who is battling this horrendous disease of addiction, then we are making a difference.

If you have some ideas or like to write and would also like to contribute to the site, please send it to bizzy@busylivingsober.

So please keep checking Busy Living Sober regularly for new information and tips to help you get or stay sober.

I will not be too sad in the next coming months but if you want to reach out I would love it!

Keep getting busy living sober and sober not ashamed!


Parents testimony after working with Bizzy

“My Wife and I worked with Elizabeth for an entire week identifying the appropriate facility for our 20 year old son.  Her compassion, focus, commitment and caring response resulted with our son accepting a 45 day in-patient facility for his recovery.  We would not have achieved this quick result without Elizabeth’s expertise with this disease and her dedicated work.  We would highly recommend and refer anyone that needs help with recovery to consider working with Elizabeth.”

An anonymous poem

Damn you alcohol, you took so much

For I allowed you to be my number one crutch

 I loved you because you helped me deal with my pain

But over time you were robbing me of being sane

 You crept in at a slow pace

But quickly took over to where I couldn’t save face

 You made me do things for which I am not proud

Quietly sneaky, passing out, I did not need to be loud

 Progressive you were for sure

My actions were too much for many to endure

 A problem, not me, I’ve never been in trouble with the law

But to loved ones I hurt, things were quite raw

 Parties, parties, let’s go to a bar and drink

No, not me, drink alone and pour down the sink

 No one will know what’s up

Until somehow, they always found the cup

 Alcoholics are bums on the street

Never so many wise alcoholics did I ever think I’d meet

 I’m a winner, and achiever, there’s nothing I can’t beat

You’re the reason my life turned into deceit

 Many a nights of drink, I thought I fooled them all

But did I? I can’t remember many nights at all

 My kids were fearful mom and dad would divorce

Only a matter of time, before it would be the course

 You let me get away with it a night or two

But in the end that’s when it dropped; the other shoe

 It took a long time for me to finally see

I was hurting so many more than just me

 You want me dead

I finally have that in my head

 You had such a hold on me

That I just could not see

 Putting down the drink is only a part

Getting sober comes from the heart

 It works if you work it so they say

Something I didn’t practice back in the day

 Through AA and my higher power

I will no longer allow you to make me cower

 Day by day is the way for me

And slowly my loved ones will see

 I am stronger than you at least for today

And that is how I will keep you at bay