Boozemusings Blog


The Boozemusings Community Blog is written by a diverse group. We are current and former members of the BOOM Rethink the Drink community where we also blog privately, in an anonymous, supportive forum. Find us app HERE for connection and support when you need it.

  • The Cost of Mommy’s Wine Time and How I Broke Free

    The Cost of Mommy’s Wine Time and How I Broke Free

    When my son was a baby, my drinking would have been considered part of what is now (the very normal and encouraged) “Mommy’s wine time” culture. I’d put him down for bed in the early evening – after a very long day of all things baby! – I’d flip on the baby monitor, head to […]

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  • A Sober September Farewell to the Wine Witch

    A Sober September Farewell to the Wine Witch

    Dear Wine Witch, Thank you. Thank you for always being there for me. You were always by my side for the good and bad, ups and downs through my adult life’s events. You never let me down, you were always there, so smooth, gentle, fresh – a pure delight. Well, unless I had too much […]

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  • Your Grief Honors Love

    Your Grief Honors Love

    Today is September 11th. Today is a day of unease. We grieve those lost in the United States twenty-one years ago, but this year many people also grieve the recent loss of a monarch who served her country for over seventy years. We grieve as individuals for people lost, and we grieve as nations for […]

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  • The 3 Phases of Addiction – MAGIC, MEDICINE and MISERY

    The 3 Phases of Addiction – MAGIC, MEDICINE and MISERY

    I was listening to the Heart of the Matter, a podcast on addiction and recovery hosted by Elizabeth Vargas, and she said someone in recovery described alcohol to her as first magic, then medicine, then misery. Ouch. That hits close to home. Those were the 3 phases of my addiction. I think I stopped drinking […]

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  • Every Day is a Chance to Stand Up For My Self

    Every Day is a Chance to Stand Up For My Self

    One year ago today, was my last day one. The day I stopped drinking for good. I can’t even tell you how many times I made that promise to stop drinking today and broke it, and I can’t tell you why one year ago, when I made it for what seemed like the millionth time, […]

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  • 6 Short Videos for the Sober Curious

    6 Short Videos for the Sober Curious

    Are you sober curious? Give me 15 minutes of your time to Inspire you to give Sober a try today. I think you just have to decideTo let the alcohol disappearLet go of holding on so tightJust choose to relaxAnd ditch the bad fightThe one with the demonBlighting your life Life is too short to […]

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  • Are you Ready for Alcohol-Free Holidays

    Are you Ready for Alcohol-Free Holidays

    When you’re first Alcohol-Free, when you’re in early days of sobriety and are feeling a bit fragile, how do you enjoy holiday time – beach resorts, all-inclusive vacation packages, cruises, and big adventures full of tempting nightlife – without picking up the drink that you just put down? Are you ready? Do you even want […]

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  • Guide to your First Month Sober: Why and How to Quit Drinking

    Guide to your First Month Sober: Why and How to Quit Drinking

    Demystifying the First Month Sober for the Sober Curious I’m nothing short of stunned by the dramatic changes that have occurred in my life over the course of the past 5 weeks since I decided to commit to 3 months of sobriety. I’ve been thinking a lot about how to describe my first month sober […]

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  • Day 65 – Being rather than Doing.

    Day 65 – Being rather than Doing.

    It’s a fascinating thing this Alcohol Free journey. Well two of my clients haven’t showed up today, so I am interpreting this as The Universe’s way of saying to me: “Pop your feet up love, and take some time to relax”. I’ve done some stretching, and some nice deep breathing, and now I think some […]

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  • Recovering our Individuality through Community

    Recovering our Individuality through Community

    When my daughter was seven years old and my son was two I was reading a lot of books on parenting and accidentally found myself immersed in one on the origins of addiction. I picked up a well thumbed paperback at a yard sale called Bradshaw On : The Family that I thought was simply […]

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  • I Can't be in Denial!

    I Can't be in Denial!

    When I started my twelve month Alcohol Free HSM Beth was starting her second three month. Beth is American, a wife, mother, grandmother and professional who loves to run. She posted every day and many of her posts could have been written by me. Beth speaks to my heart ,as if from my own experience. […]

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  • Putting our minds together as one!

    Putting our minds together as one!

    If we sat in a circle and put an object in the center of the circle and we all described what we saw, everyone would see different points of views from each other. Some would even see opposites because they would be sitting on opposite sides of the circle. In other words, you don’t have […]

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  • Savouring Time with family

    Savouring Time with family

    Amy’s posts from Australia spoke to my experience with family relationships improving when not drinking. Like Beth, Amy is an avid runner, a professional with a high stress job and a wife and mother. Reading every week about her empowerment through sobriety kept me inspired. My 15 year old daughter and I just had a […]

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  • Top Ten Answers for Folks who want to know why You're not Drinking

    Top Ten Answers for Folks who want to know why You're not Drinking

    Top Ten Answers for Folks who want to know why You’re not Drinking 10. Because I don’t want to wake up inside a Batman costume made of duct tape. 9. I don’t want to annoy you with my encyclopedic knowledge of political and religious issues. 8. So I can remember where I parked my car. […]

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  • The Best Gift You can Give Yourself

    The Best Gift You can Give Yourself

    There has been a lot of conflicting information about the health benefits of alcohol and especially wine in the past few years. Depending on what you’ve read moderate drinking could be the best thing for you… or not. Maybe red wine is full of powerful anti oxidants that prevents cancer or maybe the ethanol in […]

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  • Boozemusings Community Blog Day 1

    Boozemusings Community Blog Day 1

    One year ago today ( 2015) I signed up to spend twelve months Alcohol-Free by blogging on the community website Hello Sunday Morning. Hello Sunday Morning offered a choice of a three month or twelve-month AF challenge but I knew that it needed to be a lifetime commitment for me. When I was young I […]

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  • The "A" word

    The "A" word

    I hate the word alcoholic. I’d like to say “ if drinking is causing you more pain than pleasure it’s time to take a break”. That would make things much more clear. But we learn from an early age that the there is nothing wrong with the pleasure of drinking causing pain. For many teenagers […]

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  • My Sobriety Blog – Day One

    My Sobriety Blog – Day One

    On March 6, 2015, I stumbled over an online community called Hello Sunday Morning that was designed to help people change their relationship with alcohol by blogging together in a private space. I had only recently started reading blogs to help me stop drinking and stumbled over HSM on Facebook while searching sobriety blogs. I […]

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  • Boozemusings is a lifestyle blog and the BOOM Community is a peer support group. We are NOT trained addiction counselors but simply a community of people who have overcome or are overcoming alcohol issues. We do not provide medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, nor does anything on this website create a physician/patient relationship.  If you require medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, please consult your physician.
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