Entries by Carrie Armstrong from 01/2013

New Year No. 7

| Posted 01.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Last night was my seventh New Year's Eve. The seventh I woke up recalling what I did the night before, and the day before that and yes even the weeks leading up to it. The seventh New Year's Day I woke up not wanting to die, just so that it would finally be over. The seventh New Years Day I felt safe and reassured in the knowledge that I won't be back in a bar again in a few hours time. The shaking under control. The panic numbed and medicated into submission by the glass in front of me, and the one after that. And the one after that.

Tell it Anyway

| Posted 01.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Tell it and open the door for anyone who needs to go. Tell it and keep telling it - even if the only ones left to hear it are you and your truth, alone, together. Speak it until you feel like the person you were always meant to be. Own it until you don't fear the consequences of it anymore.

Why I'll Always Love Lance Armstrong

| Posted 01.20.2013 | UK Sport

Lance can give back his sponsorship money, his titles, his many accolades. But he will never be asked to erase the hope he has given to so many of us. Nobody knows why some people recover from illness and some do not.

Alcoholism Is Ugly

| Posted 01.28.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Alcoholism is ugly. And though only the drinker feels the physical impact of the drinking - the pain of the self-inflicted injuries - the toxicity of our lifestyle tarnishes every single person we come into contact with.