The Dangers Of Alcohol (And Why We Ignore Them)

Back in my drinking days, I’d carefully read the back of food packets and avoid cheap, ultra-processed food… But did I ever stop to think about what was in my wine? Nope! 🤦‍♀️ Don’t worry – I’m not about to launch into a lecture about the dangers. I’m more interested in why it’s easy for […]

How Does Alcohol Affect Anxiety?

If you’ve ever struggled with anxiety, you’ll know the feeling of relief that comes from opening a bottle at the end of the day. As you sit there, glass in hand, it can really seem as if alcohol helps you unwind. It seems as if booze is melting that anxiety and tension away. But what […]

Is Social Media Sabotaging Your Sobriety?

Have you ever noticed that whenever you’re trying to be good and not drink, social media suddenly seems full of boozy pictures? 🙄 Your best friend is posting pretty pictures of cocktails… 🍸 Someone else is sharing wine o’clock memes… 🍷 And don’t get me started on the adverts for booze! 🤦‍♀️ So – is […]

The Shame Of Needing Help To Quit Drinking

“I should be able to quit drinking on my own. I’m ashamed of my drinking and ashamed that I can’t get my act together and stop this.” This email landed in my inbox over the weekend and reading it took me right back to my drinking days. Back then, the fact that I was drinking […]

“I Need A Holiday To Recover From My Boozy Holiday!”

Picture the scene: you’re boarding the plane to fly home after a trip away somewhere sunny… You’re tanned, but you feel terrible. Days of back-to-back drinking have taken their toll… and you’re glad to be heading home to recover. If you’ve ever regretted drinking on vacation – yet you can’t picture being sober on holiday […]

Anne Hathaway’s Sobriety And “Having A Problem”

I love it when famous people talk about sobriety and why they choose to be alcohol free. (So many red-carpet celebs don’t drink alcohol nowadays, it’s incredible.) The actress Anne Hathaway has shared that she’s now five years sober. Her milestone was met positively by many – but some people responded in a way that […]

The Harsh Truth About Numbing Out With Booze

Picture the scene: you’re feeling frazzled after a stressful day of rushing from one thing to another… All you want is a glass of wine to take the edge off. You keep thinking about how great it will be to open a bottle, switch off and pull the shutters down on the world. I get […]

How Are You Describing Sobriety? Why Your Words Matter

How do you talk to yourself about sobriety? Exactly what words and phrases do you use? 🤔 The language you choose is important, because it sends a subconscious message to your brain about what alcohol-free living is like. Our words matter. They can set us up for success or struggle… so let’s make sure your […]

The Simple Benefits Of Sobriety That You’ll Love

There are lots of big, brilliant benefits to ditching booze. But my favourite thing to talk about is actually the really small stuff. The teeny tiny, discrete benefits of ditching booze. The side effects that perhaps only you will ever notice, but you’ll absolutely love. So let’s talk about some of the simple benefits you […]

Why These Common But Terrible Tips Won’t Help You Quit

Would you like some bad advice on how to quit drinking? How about some slightly patronising tips that won’t work for more than a day or two? 🤦‍♀️ When it comes to sobriety there are a lot of common but overly simplistic strategies floating around. I’m highlighting what they are so you can be aware […]

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