for The Fix

My 2016 had a rocky start. It was all relatively manageable stuff—tremors, instead of earthquakes—but for a recovering alcoholic, the smallest of shakes can sometimes feel off the Richter scale. I came down with a nasty, two-week flu, which left me feeling behind on work. That led to me feeling grumpy and stressed about my financial situation, which led me to being grumpy with my family and friends, and soon, I was looking at everything with anxious and hopeless eyes.

Fortunately, this isn’t uncharted territory for me and I have some tools to help pull me out of a downward spiral (continued).