Tag: cravings

Breaking Free of Cravings for Alcohol with Mindfulness

Breaking free of Handcuffs reprenting alcohol cravings

I used to think that my alcohol cravings had power over me. Before I stopped drinking and got some sober momentum going, if you had told me that with mindfullness I could shut down those cravings and the physical anxiety they carried with them, I would have known that you had never really needed alcohol

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Pain, Split-Second decisions and My Addict Voice

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Yesterday I threw my back out. This morning, after performing the complicated gymnastic maneuver that it takes for me to get out of bed, I was making coffee and feeling quite literally like I’d been kicked in the back by an elephant and a little voice popped into my head whispering  A Cigarette would make

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Beat the Binge Drinking Routine

When I was 25 I had acupuncture to quit smoking. After the treatment, they taped a tiny mustard seed to my ear and told me to press on it if I had a craving. They also gave me a little bottle of peppermint oil to sniff if I felt foggy-brained. The peppermint oil was amazing

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Alcohol sugar cravings (managing them) and the whole Gut-Brain health connection thing.

It was just over 4 years ago now that I took my first day off work because of a hangover. I was broken and full of self-disgust and a sense of utter helplessness. How had my drinking gotten so out of control? It seriously wasn’t fun anymore – and hadn’t been for quite some time.

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