Tag: Living Sober

  • The Gift of Not Giving Up

    When we embark on this journey of losing the booze and look honestly at the trainwreck elements of our drinking life, it’s very hard to see the benefits, apart from our physical and mental health. Life looks like a small speck of light at the end of a long tunnel. As we do the work, […]

  • Hard Selling the “Wine Time” Routine is Deadly Business

    In honor of Anne Hathaway’s elegant statement on the Ellen Degeneres show that she would not drink until after her son is an adult, not because she claims to be an alcoholic but simply because she wants to be present in his world without the morning after fall out of “not drinking well” , we […]

  • A Vacation From Not Drinking ?

    Recently we went to friends for dinner. I’ve had an injury that means I have been unable to do all the things I now do with my life instead of drinking like exercising, horsemanship and so on. For the first time in a long time the ‘oh it would be nice to have a drink […]

  • Why is it so Hard to Stop Drinking ?

    I remember a couple of years ago telling a friend that I couldn’t stop smoking because I had some writing to do. I knew that for at least a few weeks I would not be able to write without talking myself into a cigarette. I knew that I would literally not be able to concentrate […]

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