Tag: self-awareness

ALCOHOL PART 1, 2, 3 and 4

You have to trust the person that on day one knew it was the right choice to put down the drink

ALCOHOL PART 1 Over many years I was slowly sucked into papering over the thoughts in my head and the cracks in my life with the thought changing drug called alcohol. My growing dependence on my crutch was so subtle and so insidious that by the time I realised I was seriously trapped I couldn’t

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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 repeating

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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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