Dear Katie, Should people who completely abstain from alcohol cook with wine? Should they avoid desserts that have alcohol in them (e.g., bananas foster)? I was recently at a wedding with many sober people, and some took tiny sips of champagne for the toast. How strict do people have to be? From, Little Sipper Dear […]Read more "Ask Katie: Should I Avoid Desserts With Alcohol In Them?"
for Anxy Magazine It wasn’t just a job. That’s what the people who tried so hard to pull me out of my angst didn’t realize. When I started working at the Library I was just a few months out of rehab, sober, and no idea who the fuck I was. I didn’t have a long-term goal: […]Read more "When Quitting Isn’t a Career Decision"
for Anxy I’ve read numerous things saying that inpatient treatment centers are a very expensive scam. But I also know people who have gone to rehab and are still sober. What do you think? Is there a way to distinguish between good rehabs and scammy rehabs? From, Just Curious This is a good question, and […]Read more "Ask Katie: Are inpatient treatment centers a scam?"
The folks at The Establishment did a real nice thing and made me their Writer of the Week. You can read their Q&A with me here.Read more "Q&A with The Establishment"
For Anxy Magazine Someone asked, “Who was your first Harvey Weinstein?” now that his name is synonymous with sexual predator. Every woman who heard the question had to stop and think because it has happened for so long, so often, in so many different ways. It happens early for most of us, the subtle ways […]Read more "This Is Not What Luck Should Look Like"
Our personal histories shape the way we think about jobs, and our experiences at work can control—even dominate—our personal lives. Stress, anxiety and exhaustion happen all the time, whether you’re doing a paid job, voluntary work, or caring for family members. Where does hard work stray into something addictive, controlling, and dangerous? Why are we working […]Read more "Pre-order Anxy Issue #2: The Workaholism Issue"
Every other week I’ll answer one recovery/addiction related question posed by Anxy readers, based on my experience. This isn’t meant to diagnose or provide medical advice — that responsibility lies with physicians. The author is not a licensed medical professional. Dear Katie, I know I need to quit drinking. Friends and family keep commenting on how much […]Read more "Ask Katie: Should I Quit Drinking Right Before I Go Through Something Terrible?"