I have been anticipating my first alcohol-free holiday season in more than 20 years with some dread, already casting about in my mind for ways to make it bearable without a wineglass in my hand. Even though my social life is much less frantic than during my working years, there are many things I cherish
When I first stopped drinking I was troubled by the idea of sober forever. I hated the thought that I would have to attend meetings, work steps and think about not drinking, or work to stay sober, forever. At the time though, I was actually thinking about drinking every day from sun-up till sun-down .
Lately I’ve come to realize that you really do have to do the work to stay sober. Everybody does that differently, but I find that reading about everything & anything, all things sober, is really helping. This sober life, getting sober and the work I’m doing to stay sober, reminds me a lot of when
I’m a streakin! I had a Big breakthrough yesterday in the wee hours of the morning when I found a habit-tracking app called STREAKS. It tracks up to 12 habits you want to form (or break) in a simple icon format that takes seconds. For several weeks now, I have been intending to nail down
The book Drinking a Love Story by Caroline Knapp addresses the feeling of “lost love” or emptiness that many of us feel when we stop drinking. “To a drinker the sensation is real and pure and akin to something spiritual: you seek; in the bottle, you find.”― Caroline Knapp, Drinking: A Love Story Sobriety does feel empty