A pretty "Serenity" pendant, available from Etsy seller Recovery Beads.

Serenity--we all seek it. And wearing this Serenity necklace will help get you there! Measuring 19, this necklace features a 3/4 round copper

Worried about making a meeting during the holidays? Find a quiet space and go online if you cannot get away from home!


our newest design - Serenity Sunset with "Just For Today slogan!" at

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Our new design - Serenity Is My Superpower! Available on apparrel, cups and mugs, magnets, stickers and more!

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One Day at a Time!

Countdown to MY anniversary! On August 26th, I;ll celebrate 15 years sober. This month is the 'anniversary of my bottom," and every year at this time, my body seems to remember the sadness and loneliness I was experiencing during that phase of my life. SO grateful that I took that First Step that changed everything!

It's hard NOT to be Happy, Joyous and Free as I pass through the beautiful state of Colorado! Mountains!!!!

Friday night and it's just past closing time at the bars here in Moab. I'm on a road trip across the US, sleeping in my van and mistakenly parked for the night down the block from a lounge. Guess I, ummm, forgot what they are like after midnight! GRATEFUL for 1) not being drunk and in that bar, and 2) that it is closed and the THUMP, THUMP, THUMP bass line is over! hahah

Happy, Joyous and Free - Enjoying the day in Sonoma, Arizona, and getting ready to take my dog Teddy on an afternoon hike!

An experience I witnessed today reminds me of what I've been told in AA regarding 12th Step Work: never make a 12th Step Call alone. They'll get you drunker a lot faster than you will get them sober!

I've started building a website for Happy, Joyous and Free, which I hope will become a nice resource for those in and seeking sobriety. It's slow-going, but One Day At A Time, I'll take The Steps, building upon a Solid Foundation... hahaha. Will keep you posted, and until then, do visit our eBoutique at

HJandF stands for Happy, Joyous and Free! If you're in the know, then you know what that means! I AM RESPONSIBLE "I am responsible. When anyone, anywhere, reaches out for help, I want the hand of A.A. always to be there. And for that: I am responsible." If you think you may have a problem wit

Happy, Joyous and Free Wishes All a Wonderful Holiday Season and a healthy Sober 2011! Remember - You DON'T have to be alone during these times. Many AA groups hold sober parties, and run marathon meetings on xmas/NY Eve! If you're worried about being alone - raise your hand in a meeting and SHARE!

I've found a nice online recovery community, Using it as an On-the-Road Home Group while I travel! Link:

In The Rooms is the most comprehensive online social network for the Recovery community worldwide. Our mantra is H.I.T.C.H and our mission is to Help, Inform, Touch, Connect, and Heal.