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A Sober Girls Guide to the Festive Season and Christmas Freedom!

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Christmas loneliness is something that I’ve become accustomed to as a single parent. This year, as the pandemic keeps us away from family and friends, loneliness will most likely be something that many people struggle with. It can be especially hard to deal with loneliness if you are newly sober during this festive season. Drinking,

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From Resentment to Joy – Reaching Out as I Begin my 3rd Alcohol-Free Holiday Season

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It’s the day after Thanksgiving and I don’t have a hangover. I’m sitting here eating pumpkin bread, sipping coffee and thinking of Thanksgivings past. I quit drinking February of 2018, making this my third alcohol-free holiday season. Every year on Thanksgiving I’d start drinking in the early afternoon, my elegant wine glass close at hand

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Tips and Tools and Great Alcohol-Free Drinks to Celebrate the Holidays Sober

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If you are celebrating your first sober holiday season and struggling a bit, here are some tips and tools to stay alcohol-free. Socializing during early sobriety can feel daunting. Socializing during the holidays when you’re newly sober can feel undoable. At least that was how I felt in the early days. The following are a

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Staying Sober? Tips to Help Celebrate the Holiday Season Alcohol-Free

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Triggers to drink are everywhere between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. Seductive images of wine, champagne, and golden liquor in crystal snifters, are pasted on kiosks, billboards, and posters in store windows. The bottles in the shops will be called Holiday Cheer and wrapped in gold with a bright red bow. It can also be especially

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