Audio: Accepting Help

i have an audio podcast subscription thingy, and this is one of the audios.

This audio is all about accepting help.

And i mention milkshakes, dry cleaning, mac and cheese AND fish in small tinfoil packages. Really.

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To download just this single audio, “SP001 – Accepting Help” you can find it on the podcast archives page here.

PS/ I found the quote: “Accept what people offer. Drink their milkshakes. Take their love.” ~ Wally Lamb


I want to put this online, to hold myself accountable. I want to document the noise in my head. I'm tired of thinking about drinking. date of last drink: june 30, 2012

  • Milkshakes are the food of the goddess. What could possibly be better than a milkshake ?~! For breakfast, lunch, dinner… After my younger died early at 49 and very unexpectedly, I grieved deeply and used ice cream as my soporific. Every single evening and into the night I would eat ice cream with hot fudge and cool whip topping. Sometimes one bowl, more often two. May have been a day or two when three bowls was sufficient. If stress were a serious trigger for me that would have been the seminal event of my adult life which did it to me. I have still not recovered and she died in 2008. BUT-I didn’t go there and I managed to get thru the next five years when fourteen more of my loved ones died. It was hell on earth and I am only now coming slowly out of it

    Had I not accepted help I may have fallen into the drinking arena again. Friends, spouse, kids, reading, yoga, meditation, lots of crying it out… these were my alternatives and I used them Every single day and on into today when I just want to curl up and sob with the sadness of saying good-bye to my CatCat. Yet, even as I write this thru tears, I see that it will always be one thing or another trying to knock me off the wagon and into the gutter. Life can be very hard and have sharp corners and navigating those rocky shoals are what keeps us alive and thinking. Help is there, all we need do is reach out for it.