Category: Tool Box

4 Essential Tools to Staying Sober

New Years Sobriety Tool Box

As I’ve moved through my first year sober, I’ve started to view sobriety as a practice, as an ever-unfolding complex web of daily negotiations, rather than as a binary ON or OFF switch. To me, a sobriety tool kit is not just a list of things we can turn to when times get tough, but

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4 Documentaries to Help You Rethink Alcohol Use and Abuse

Woman spilling out of Telebvision- Documentaries on alcohol abuse

There are several documentaries on alcohol misuse and abuse that I think are well balanced and reflect an experience that many of us can relate to. Wine o’Clock from Australia, Risky Drinking from the United States, and Drinking Yourself to Death made in the UK, all do a terrific job of profiling different levels of what is often called alcohol-use-disorder. They

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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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Learning Self-Care in Early Sobriety

What is Self-Care and why is it such a Big Deal ? Almost every person in our community drank as a form of self-care. We’re encouraged to drink wine as self-care, and those pretty pink drinks that are all the rage now are a continuation of the “self-care illusion”. Pink is the color of health

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