Tag: Living Sober

25 Things to do With Your Alcohol-Free Time!

When we stop drinking, we often find ourselves with a lot of time we didn’t know we had. This sounds great in theory but very quickly it can start to feel like a void that needs to be filled.  Conversely when trying not to drink, many find the question of what they will do with

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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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Coming Home to Myself at 7 Months Sober

The Besty Dreams Happen When You are awake - Coming Home to Myself at 7 months sober

I just flew sober for the first time in my adult life. Maybe that doesn’t sound like a big deal, but after 26 years of associating air travel with airport bars and the cocktail cart, I was afraid that I couldn’t handle flying alcohol-free. Rather than checking in and numbing out I was awake and

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My Sobriety is a Threat to My Addiction

This realization came to me on one of my last sober stretches. I was doing great, hopped in the shower, and BAM, my brain started unleashing every hurt followed by the fear of facing them sober. It almost knocked the wind out of me. I have kept some painful truths tucked away in there and

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