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Lessons From the Middle of the Lake in Year 3 Sober

Woman in Lake lessons from year 3 sober

Long-term sobriety is still not without its significant challenges and temptations and I need to write them down for myself.  Today I participated in a 10 km swim – one that I started doing annually with a group of friends a few years ago. We all showed up at the lake at 5:00 am. Just

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Never Running Out and No Longer Running Away

Happy Woman Quit drinking 3 years sober

I never thought it possible when I quit drinking but actual days and weeks go by and I don’t think about it at all now. I used to think about drinking, and then not drinking, and then more drinking literally every day! This morning on my way to work I thought to myself “ how

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Loving Life Takes Practice – Living Joyfully in Year 3 Sober

Woman in Dance pose representing Sober Practice and Loving Life alcohol free in year 3

What does it feel like to live sober long term and joyfully, rather than simply taking the usual 30-day alcohol detox that many people find difficult to endure? Have you considered staying sober after Dry January? How do people enjoy life without at least the occasional drink, for a year, or two, or more? Sober

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Sober I am no Longer the Victim in the Tragedy of my own Making

Opehilia Sinking but Sober I am no longer the victim of my own tragedy

The idea that we need to practice quitting drinking before sobriety sticks is no surprise. I tried to quit smoking several times before I finally pulled it off. I got better at it, I knew what to expect. I quit and have not had a cigarette in decades and do not fondly think of them

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