alison
(@alisonfromashes)

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addiction ➡️ recovery & sobriety ➡️ world travel 👊🏽shake the disease👊🏽 ✨find your passion✨

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alison
(@alisonfromashes)

3 Days 15 Hours Ago

“the mountains are calling, and i must go” - john muir . grateful that i work for an amazing company that sponsored my trip here, and even more grateful that i didn’t spend my time sluggin’ drink after drink at the endless happy hours going on around me. cheers to nature, sobriety, and hiking in a sundress! ⛰💪🏼☀️

alison
(@alisonfromashes)

6 Days 16 Hours Ago

NEW BLOG POST (link in bio) . #psa: ALCOHOLIC isn’t a bad word 📢 . recovery from addiction is such a wide road, and each person is entitled to choose and define what works for them. read my new post about why i choose to identify as an alcoholic- it’s a good thing! . temp link in bio ☝🏼

alison
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9 Days 18 Hours Ago

how stunning is the hawa mahal, or “palace of the winds” ?! 🌬

alison
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10 Days 19 Hours Ago

tfw you are in the middle of nowhere in the rif mountains and really have to pee and you think you’ve found a private spot, but then 👀 🤣

alison
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12 Days 19 Hours Ago

believe the hype #tajmahal 🕌

alison
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16 Days 13 Hours Ago

#psa: everything is already a-okay ✨

alison
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19 Days 19 Hours Ago

a fisherman, two boats, and a cat - the quintessential #essaouira shot 👌🏼

alison
(@alisonfromashes)

22 Days 15 Hours Ago

it is easy to become jaded in today’s political climate - but yesterday’s walk around DC reinvigorated my intense love and appreciation for my country and fellows . ps - i walked 11 miles in flip flops! 💪🏼 #soflorida

alison
(@alisonfromashes)

26 Days 17 Hours Ago

#tradingplaces tuesday! . this little girl sat on my lap, took my glasses off my face and put them on, then put her hat on my head - my heart wanted to burst into a zillion pieces! 💜 . and then she screamed “MONEYYYYYYYY!” and my heart quickly pulled itself together 😂 . i’ve always been advised to not give money (or anything) to children when traveling, for a bunch of reasons, even though it is hard to resist at times - it does more harm than good 😔

alison
(@alisonfromashes)

27 Days 16 Hours Ago

raise your hand if visiting cinque terre is on your “must do” list 🙋🏻‍♀️ . the dramatic landscape,pops of color, and fresh pesto will not disappoint!

alison
(@alisonfromashes)

2018-04-27 05:40:57

friday i’m in love 💓 . discovered right around the corner from my house . 📸 @nomvuyo22

alison
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2018-04-25 06:20:13

happiest hump day ever! 🐪 look guys, no hands 🙃

alison
(@alisonfromashes)

2018-04-24 04:10:09

PSA: sober is better✨ . i hesitated on posting this because: vanity. but this morning i woke up and said F it because recovering out loud and ending the silence and stigma around addiction is wayyyy more important to me than my fear of what others will think about how i looked over 6 years ago (which has totally subsided as i type this, btw) . the pic on the left was taken months before i took my last drink. my face was soooooo red and bloated and sweaty. i swear all my extra weight was carried in those cheeks. it’s hard to see here, but my hairline was receding as clumps fell out, and i had to also (poorly) pencil in my eyebrows because they fell out, too. i was drinking round-the-clock and could not stop. and i felt awful. all the time. don’t let that smile between drinks fool you. life was a struggle to put it mildly . the shot on the right was taken around four and a half years into my recovery. in india. where i went by myself. because i can go anywhere i want now that i’m not chained to the bottle. i love that picture because i remember how i felt when it was taken: in love with whatever was in store for me that day and so grateful for my life . recovery is a beautiful thing, and better yet, it’s a POSSIBLE thing ✨

alison
(@alisonfromashes)

2018-04-22 07:48:53

this body will be a corpse - excerpt from the second of the four reminders . i intend to knock my second shot at life (an unmerited gift) out of the GD park - no excuses, no apologies 👊🏼🙌🏼 . SOLO SOBER TRAVEL FTW 🌏

alison
(@alisonfromashes)

2018-04-20 03:02:10

“there is no way to happiness - happiness is the way” ~thich nhat hahn . my brain has a built-in forgetter when it comes to wisdom like this. my default thought process is “if only i had x, THEN i would be happy.” which is a total lie. it is reminiscent of my active drinking days - “if only i had or achieved or figured out x, THEN i wouldn’t need to drink.” which was the biggest lie i ever told myself. i had it completely backwards. . but i get it now. happiness is a choice, an ACTION. i just need the reminder sometimes to nudge me back on course. happy friday, fam ✨ . ps fun fact: i have a tattoo inspired by the gorgeous place in this picture! 💁🏻‍♀️

alison
(@alisonfromashes)

2018-04-18 05:45:36

rockin’ my punjabi suit while trekking around india 💜

alison
(@alisonfromashes)

2018-04-16 14:57:03

ZOOM IN to see my version of #motivationmonday💪 . i REALLY wanted to touch that upper-level waterfall, but the only way to get up there was to scale a wall of boulders in my flip flops! WORTH IT! . i didn’t get sober to stand on the sidelines of life!! 👊🏼#livedontjustexist

alison
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2018-04-15 07:20:45

sunday funday in the #bluepearl . these are a few of my favorite things 👶🏻🐈🌍