Tag: alcohol-free-living

Climbing Mount Sobriety One Step at a Time

Yesterday I faced my fear of a hike that I was worried would be too hard for me. We were invited on this hike by a couple we had never hiked with before. They don’t know how alcohol has damaged my body and I was scared I wouldn’t be able to keep up. At first,

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How do You Measure Freedom?

Clock for counting sober days

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

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Never Running Out and No Longer Running Away

Happy Woman Quit drinking 3 years sober

I never thought it possible when I quit drinking but actual days and weeks go by and I don’t think about it at all now. I used to think about drinking, and then not drinking, and then more drinking literally every day! This morning on my way to work I thought to myself “ how

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Inspired by the Radical Magic of Living Life Alcohol-Free

"We are the Luckiest" "Quit Like a Woman" 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

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