Category: Alice Vie

  • Sober Momentum- Enjoying the Journey Alcohol Free by Learning to Tone Your Vagus Nerve

    woman in forest of flowers toning her vagus

    Boozing too much builds unhealthy neural pathways. It’s fair to say that most of us stop regulating our emotions in healthy ways when we routinely drink through life’s ups and downs. In my case, I was managing all my emotions with alcohol. There wasn’t a single feeling that I didn’t think would be better filtered […]

  • From Sober Curious to Sober Courageous

    Courageous woman on Tight rope

    A post in our online community about the keys to sobriety got me thinking about courage. I wrote something about courage as a key to being sober in my comment and then stumbled across this in Haruki Murakami’s book, The Wind-up Bird Chronicle : “Curiosity can bring guts out of hiding at times, maybe even […]

  • A Letter to My Daughter from Her Newly Sober Mum

    Sober Mum

    Dearest one, Last night you unlocked something important for me. And you made me SO proud. When most 6 year olds would have be worrying about how to evade capture at bedtime, you were nestled in your bed and wanted to have a heart to heart. It was the last day of school holidays and […]

  • Just Don’t Drink the Rest Will Follow

    Just stop drinking and the rest will follow

    My last big drinking session was in June and was almost ceremonious. I didn’t know for sure at the time that it was going to be my last big one, but for some time I had been gearing up to stop drinking. And as I got closer to making an actual change, I started to […]

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