31 Clues Your Drinking Is Becoming A Problem

How do you know when it’s time to quit? If you’re a grey-zone drinker like I was, the chances are it’s not that clear. Perhaps your life looks pretty normal from the outside? You’re still showing up and taking care of the 101 things on your to-do list. And yet… You keep drinking much more […]

Problem Drinking Looks Nothing Like You See In The Movies!

Last night’s Oscars got me thinking about what makes a great movie. In all honesty, if a director had to make a film about my drinking story, it would be incredibly dull. Watching me fall asleep on the couch after ploughing through a bottle of wine, then going to work hiding a hangover? Not very […]

Why Alcohol Gives You More Of What You Don’t Want

Why do you drink? What benefit or service are you hoping alcohol will deliver? The answers to these questions look different for different people. But there’s one thing I can say for sure: No matter what problem you’re trying to mask or fix, alcohol will always ensure you end up with MORE of what you […]

Are You Taking Care Of Your Basic Human Needs?

When I coach women to quit drinking, the topics I love the most are mindset and thought work. There’s so much deep stuff in there to explore. But before we get to that, I always spend some time making sure they’re getting the basics right. We all have some basic human needs that must be […]

Alcohol: The Drug That Claims To Do Everything

In my drinking days, I used to open a bottle for all kinds of reasons. Sometimes I’d drink because I wanted to feel less stressed. At other times I’d knock back a glass to help pep me up and get me into party mode. And then there were the days I drank to chill out […]

It’s Not Me, It’s You: Breaking Up With Booze

If you’re reading this, I suspect you’re in a serious, long-term relationship with alcohol. ​Or perhaps you’ve recently separated? Or are on a break? Or maybe you eventually agreed to go your separate ways, only to keep hooking up at weekends? ​As the song goes, breaking up is hard to do. ​If you’re trying to […]

Stop Telling Yourself That Drinking Is The Easy Option!

One of my clients said to me the other day: “Pouring a drink is just so EASY. It’s the easy option after a bad day.” Can you relate? I can. I totally understand why she believed that to be true, because I remember feeling the same way. And at first glance, pouring a glass of […]

Dry January Is Nearly Over – What Will You Do Next?

How was your Dry January? Maybe you’re patting yourself on the back for keeping things alcohol free all month, but you’re not sure what your next steps should be? Perhaps you’re counting down to drinking again on February 1st? Or maybe you’re frustrated because you didn’t make it? And now you’re struggling to get back […]

Are You Celebrating Your Sober Wins Properly?

You receive nine positive comments about yourself (or your work) and one piece of negative feedback… and find yourself totally consumed by the “bad” one. Can you relate? (I’m hoping it’s not just me!) Well, guess what? The same thing can happen with alcohol-free living too. We can have so many sober wins, so many […]

2022 In Review: Our Alcohol-Free Highlights Of The Year

If you think that sober living is just about ditching booze, think again. Every December, I ask the women I’ve been coaching to share a picture of an alcohol-free highlight of their year. The photos they send in are always amazing and underline how much bigger and better life gets when you break out of […]

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