Tag: self-awareness

Blogging Away from “Wine o’Clock” – A Sober Mom “Redefining Me Time”

Woman writing her way sober

I published my first public blog post in March of 2016. I had never intended to blog or had any interest in writing until I stumbled over a website called Hello Sunday Morning while searching blogs to help me stop drinking. You see I was 50 years old, the mother of an 11 and 15-year-old,

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Looking Back from 5 Months Sober

woman walking with shadow- looking back from 5 months sober

I think it’s important to look back- from 5 months sober – to that place I was before . You know that place we go, that one that leaves us so scared and lonely and cut off. Those days /nights where you’ve drunk so much and you’re getting louder and slurring your words, and you’re

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Loving Life Takes Practice – Living Joyfully in Year 3 Sober

Woman in Dance pose representing Sober Practice and Loving Life alcohol free in year 3

What does it feel like to live sober long term and joyfully, rather than simply taking the usual 30-day alcohol detox that many people find difficult to endure? Have you considered staying sober after Dry January? How do people enjoy life without at least the occasional drink, for a year, or two, or more? Sober

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Finding the Courage to Go Sober

woman climbing rock face- sober courage

Have you ever heard alcohol described as liquid courage? When you were young were you told to drink like a man, or that booze would put hair on your chest? As a young woman, I often took pride in drinking dangerously. I associated drinking with my badass identity. But it took far more courage for

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