Category: Sober Perspective

  • How do You Measure Freedom?

    How do You Measure Freedom?

    Do you count your days sober? It seems we do a lot of measuring on our alcohol-free journeys. Some of us in years, others in days, and some of us are measuring right now in minutes and seconds. Measuring time that we have spent free from the self inflicted chains of drinking. Measuring moments if […]

  • Grateful for the Simple Gift of Sobriety in my Second Alcohol-Free Holiday Season

    Grateful for the Simple Gift of Sobriety in my Second Alcohol-Free Holiday Season

    It’s that time of year again, when almost everything I see and hear triggers old memories of past Christmases. For at least 20 years I drank my way through the holidays, in part to blank out the sadness and grief those memories often conjured as my family grew and left home, my social circle shrank, […]

  • Inspired by the Radical Magic of Living Life Alcohol-Free

    Inspired by the Radical Magic of Living Life Alcohol-Free

    At the beginning of 2020 (which feels like several years ago, right?) I agreed to review the newly published books by Holly Whitaker and Laura McKowen for my online community BOOM Rethink the Drink and this Boozemusings Blog. Both of these books will appeal strongly to women, but I know lots of dudes who have […]

  • Poetic Ramblings on the Sober Journey

    Poetic Ramblings on the Sober Journey

    Life has been dauntingly sober of late – I’ve been stumbling a bit on my sober journey. I think I might’ve had a silent breakdownThis year my fun side has just left townToo much pressure and demands all aroundOnly my demons make a welcoming sound Is it time to throw the towel inOr rest, reset […]

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