Category: Zen Garden

Bursting the Bubble: One Year of Freedom from Alcohol

As I was thinking about how to write this article – how to best express my feelings about one whole year of sobriety –  I remembered something I saw on an episode of The Biggest Loser several years ago. One of the contestants on that particular season, Abby, had been through a horrific tragedy when her husband

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My First Alcohol-Free Business Trip

Like a Boss Cup Alcohol-Free Buisiness travel

I stopped drinking in 2020 during the height of the COVID 19 pandemic. My first year alcohol-free year was full of challenges, but thanks to endless lockdowns and working at home, dealing with boozy business trips was not one of them. My first alcohol-free business trip was definitely a test, and I’m relieved to say

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Sober Curious? Now That’s What I’m Talking About!

woman with question mark in bubble- sober curious

I can’t say that I was ever really sober curious. Sobriety seemed to me to be very uncool. I loved to drink. I had a great time when I was drinking. Life in my early 20’s was one big party, and I saw zero upside to being sober. Sure, I had some friends who weren’t big drinkers.

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How Drunk is too Drunk?

Today is my birthday, and it is my first sober birthday in a long, long time. My birthday slogan for many years was, “No one should remember the day they turn a year older,” and boy oh boy did I make sure that was the case. I threw huge, booze-soaked parties almost every year, and

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