Drinking Less or Not at All in the New Year

If you like this post, please share!by The beginning of the year challenges us to look at our lives with an eye for what we might like to change.  For many, that includes alcohol consumption.  The disease of alcoholism is a progressive, terminal illness with no clear-cut treatment.  However, not everyone who wants to change … Read more

Recent Articles Worth Reading If You Enjoy This Site

If you like this post, please share!by The glory of Google Alerts, Twitter and friends that care is that you can be quite efficient in staying on top of issues that matter to you. Issues that matter to me and this blog: sugar & alcohol addiction, spirituality and the ketogenic diet. The connection among these … Read more

Women For Sobriety: 13 New Life Acceptance Statements

If you like this post, please share!by Since I will be referencing various programs of recovery and relating it to sugar addiction, I will do a series of posts about these programs.  Today I am listing the Women for Sobriety (WFS) 13 New Life Acceptance Statements.  The 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous are listed here: … Read more

The 6 Stages of Change

If you like this post, please share!by I don’t know about you, but the idea of dropping a habit, behavior or addiction lives in my head for ages, often years, before I feel ready to change.  Typically, I have an all-or-nothing mentality about these things:  A great approach for something like sobriety from alcohol; much … Read more

Links to 4 Not-for-Profit Recovery Support Programs

If you like this post, please share!by I recently shared the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous here: https://extravagant-promises.com/a-simple-listing-of-the-12-steps-of-alcoholics-anonymous During my early sobriety, I investigated several recovery support programs and found value in each of them.  As such, I want to provide links to the other programs I visited when I was contemplating sobriety and newly … Read more

Similarities Between Alcohol and Sugar Addiction

If you like this post, please share!by In this post, I will discuss how the addictive processes of alcohol and sugar are similar. Common Trigger Similarities for Alcohol and Sugar The most common trigger for both alcohol and sugar is THAT BOTH ARE FOUND EVERYWHERE! No standing on the street corner for these drugs. Christmas … Read more

What Does Sugar Addiction TREATMENT Look Like?

Sugar Addiction Donuts

If you like this post, please share!by If we accept that sugar is addictive, that it is a disease, then we might accept that is warrants treatment. Using alcohol and drug addiction treatments as a model, what would sugar addiction treatment look like? First, let’s review what defines an addiction. Second, let’s review the most … Read more

About Michelle Herman and Extravagant Promises

If you like this post, please share!by At the age of 45, I woke up.  After grieving my mother’s death, I realized that my husband and I were unlikely to realize our dream of having children.  Wondering what life had left to offer now that all of my parents were deceased and no children to … Read more