Category: Zen Garden

  • Drinking to Escape? Here’s Another Way

    Drinking to Escape? Here’s Another Way

    Drinking to escape became a habit almost as soon as I was legally allowed to buy alcohol. I would come home at the end of a long day, sit down, crack a beer, and let the day slip away as the alcohol did its thing. The longer I drank and the more I drank, the […]

  • Bursting the Bubble: One Year of Freedom from Alcohol

    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 […]

  • My First Alcohol-Free Business Trip

    My First Alcohol-Free Business Trip

    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 […]

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

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

    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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