The “Right” Thing

The Right Thing

Pity Party Princess Seeks Part in Continuum of Consequences

mer-picby Meredith A. Brown
Founder of Pink Clouds & Hula Hoops
April 17, 2016

Exactly one year ago today, I was arrested, while sober, for a rather dubious charge…
Notwithstanding its questionable “legal” validity – I had to learn & own my part in this and many a fallout in order to cease the continuum of consequences that had become my life. // read more

Mugshots Mirrors of My Malady

New Pix Reveal Realness, Radiance of Recovery

mer-picby Meredith A. Brown
Founder of Pink Clouds & Hula Hoops
September 4, 2015

I’ve been looking in the mirror again. Sounds crazy to some but perfectly relatable to many, I’m sure. I was drunk for the greater part of 6 years (2008-2014) and looking in the mirror was not an option; it meant having to face the reality & longevity of my alcoholic absurdity. // read more

TEXT & The City

Break Ups & Breakthroughs in Recovery

mer-picby Meredith A. Brown
Founder of Pink Clouds & Hula Hoops
August 10, 2015

My life mirrors “Sex & The City” once again!
Who remembers when Carrie Bradshaw got dumped on a “Post-It” note?
Well – the guy with whom I’ve been “intertwined,” on & off for months, dumped me over the weekend by TEXT… Yes – TEXT! A 56-yr-old man dumped me by TEXT?!! Have you ever?? // read more

Nursing a broken heart in recovery

It’s My Blog & I’ll “Big” If I Want To

mer-picby Meredith A. Brown
Founder of Pink Clouds & Hula Hoops
May 26, 2015

“Big” is the nickname I affectionately called my ex live-in boyfriend/on-off again lover of nearly 10 years. The moniker, a term of endearment, was derived as a result of not only his uncanny physical resemblance to the tall, dark & handsome character “Big”, of HBO’s hit series Sex & the City, but to his impossibly magnetic arrogant persona & prominence as well.
Radically unlike the 1998-2004 romantic sitcom, my leading man & I did not wrap things up on a bridge under a snow-laced sapphire sky in Paris kissing in the sealed fate of our happy ending – as credits rolled. Far from it. Instead – he butchered me with shards of broken promises. // read more

Super Human(ity)!

Cape most fitting for accessory princess (& her man)

mer-picby Meredith A. Brown
Founder of Pink Clouds & Hula Hoops
April 13, 2015

Blog #2 in the house!
Thanks in advance to those who have come back for more & to newcomers to our site.
Check out our recovery shirts and sobriety gifts while you’re here.
I am leap-frogging my introductory Blog, once again, in favor of a much more important topic:

~ The Hand of Humanity Reaching Out to Those in Recovery ~ // read more

My Engagement Ring from God

Life in recovery with my Dog theme of PCHH website Blog

mer-picby Meredith A. Brown
Founder of Pink Clouds & Hula Hoops
April 5, 2015

— Greetings! Here it is . . . a long time coming (throat clear, DL) – My Blog!

I thought about all the writing styles, approaches, angles and cute little wordsmith twists I could go with but I decided to go with one of many cardinal rules in recovery – K.I.S.S. (keep it simple, sweet).
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