clarity

the difference between lonely and alone

I was alone on Saturday and Sunday. I want to clarify the difference between being alone and feeling lonely. Loneliness is the constant state of seeking outside of yourself to fill a void within. (click to tweet) It is incurable. And nothing and no one can ever fill whatever emptiness you are feeling inside. Loneliness […]

Episode 12 | Why Being Sober Isn’t For Everyone

If you or a family member have ever struggled with addiction, this episode of Being Human with Vasavi is for you.This episode is for you if you are carrying a secret. The kind that makes you feel ashamed and stuck.This episode is for you if you find yourself reaching for anything and anyone outside of you to […]

Promises that Lie

I wanted to share everything I had written throughout my time in rehab. I didn’t feel like it captured the very essence of my active addiction. And then I came across this poem I wrote during of my group sessions: I promised myself I would never compromise my values. I lied. I promised myself I […]

Just for today.

Hi, my name is Vasavi Kumar and I’m a grateful recovering addict and alcoholic.  I just got out of Mirmont Treatment Center and I am 38 days clean and sober. I can finally feel my feelings and think clearly without reaching for a substance or a drink. I found myself hitting hitting what I call […]