There have been times when I have drunk purely to cope with pain and exhaustion. In the past, I definitely would have drank through this. I would have drank to dull the pain and drunk to wake myself up from the exhaustion. Continue reading Chronic illness and an alcohol free holiday
I had a chance to have a chat and a laugh with Gayle from the Sober Bliss Podcast last week. We talked all things sobriety, including how I did it, why I did it, hints and tips on how to get and stay sober and we had some giggles along the way. Even the dogs got a mention!! Continue reading Singing sobriety with B meets Gayle on the Sober Bliss Podcast
The main reason for this blog today, is to say that my mental health has been a struggle of late. But instead of reaching for a glass of wine (which I have thought of, I can’t say I haven’t) I have talked about it and I have looked at ways I can help myself. Continue reading Long winter and admitting you are struggling.
This may be a tad controversial, but this week labelling has really knocked my sobriety. It can be useful, but also damaging.. Continue reading Labels and social media in the sober community
Happy International Women’s Day to my inspiring sober sisters! Continue reading Happy International Women’s Day – thankful for my sober sisters
There is a feeling of great peace in not wondering when would be acceptable to order another drink, wondering if you are drinking too fast, willing your partner to hurry up so you can order another. Continue reading Sober nights away- child free weekends without alcohol
ntly I have noticed a change in me and I am pretty sure that it is down to sobriety. Instead of concentrating at what I am doing and how I act, I have started looking at others. It’s been a revelation. Continue reading Seeing the world with sober eyes
Birthdays and alcohol can be a recipe for disaster in recovery. This year I chose sobriety…. Continue reading Birthday stress and alcohol
Feeling bored of sobriety? Missing your old life, missing alcohol?
Whenever, I think like this I remember the lady with the lovely smile, who sadly didn’t recover from her addiction. Continue reading The sad truth about alcohol dependency- the lady with the lovely smile