Category: Annette Spiritual

Why I No Longer Drink and 10 Lessons I’ve Learned in 5 Years Sober

Worman in sunflower field representing Why I Don't Drink and 10 Lessons I've Learned in 5 Years Sober

I’ve been participating in an online community since I stopped drinking over 5 years ago. I’ve learned that there is a commonality among us when we go sober. No matter what our individual circumstances, we often share similar experiences when we remove the alcohol from our lives. I no longer drink because, at 62, my mental

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5 Years Sober a Journey to Serenity

5 Years Sober - An Odessy to Serenity

I stopped drinking on 1st May, 2015. It’s been five years since I put down the wine and cider bottles for good. Not just thinking it, not just sober curious, but doing it! Truth is, ladies and gentlemen, when I’d been on my inner journey of change – something which often happens to us in our middle

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Changing my Alcoholic Mindset

One thing that’s been difficult to accept since I stopped drinking is my overly-negative mindset. I tend to catastrophise small things into big things and then into life-changing events. It’s really unhelpful and unhealthy, and over the past few decades, I can see that it fed into and out of my drinking. Over-thinking about situations

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