Category: Resources

How to Stop Drinking – Make This the Week That Your Sobriety Takes Off

Woman shooting arrow- Make this the week that you stop drinking

Five years ago I found myself desperate to stop drinking but not sure how to do it. My drinking had escalated to daily blackout levels at some point in 2008. My justification was stress and loneliness. The combination of being a single parent, a high-pressure job and the 2-hour daily commute made me feel trapped

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Learning to Meditate – Transcendental Meditation, Awareness and Emotional Regulation

Woman in Grass with Daisy in mouth - learning Meditation

A lot of us try to meditate and feel we fail or don’t get it. We try to meditate and don’t feel the benefit and it’s frustrating and boring to bother having another go. That was and is still is me much of the time. I have a busy impatient brain that is hard to

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Alternate Routes – Switching Lanes from Addiction to Recovery

I read Marc Lewis’ book Biology of Desire when I was 8 months sober. It was the last of many books that I read that year on the topic of addiction and recovery. The interesting thing about Marc’s book was that unlike the other books I read it did not inspire me to stay sober

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How do You go Sober?

Go Sober- Woman's hands Signalling Stop

When did my off-switch fail-safe break?What’s wrong with this? It would never usually miss Until it did  I was fine for a time I knew when to stopNow all of a sudden I want to drink….. Alot ! It’s like stress and anxiety have overridden common sense And for all the hurt I want wine recompense  What’s going on?What’s

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