The Vanity Argument For Quitting Drinking

I was flicking through some magazines earlier and couldn’t help but notice all the diet tips and fitness plans. At this time of year there always seems to be a big demand for advice on how to slim down and tone up. As I was…

The Call To Be Sober: How I Knew It Was Time To Quit

How many times have you asked yourself, “Do I really need to stop drinking?” Answering that question can be tough. Towards the end of my drinking career, I found it helpful to hear about other people’s experiences and the…

Sober Celebrities: A Trip To The Hollywood Walk Of Fame

This week I’m writing to you from sunny California! A few days ago I was in LA doing lots of touristy things in Hollywood, where they’re getting ready for the Oscars. Walking around such an iconic place got me thinking…

25 Ineffective Ways Of Controlling Your Alcohol Intake

For a long time, I was very keen on the idea of moderation. I was drinking too much and feeling awful… but I didn’t want to stop completely. Sobriety was way too radical a step for someone like me, right? I was one of those…

How To Relax And Manage Stress Without Alcohol

I used to have a fridge magnet that said: “Keep Calm And Drink Wine!” The message was spelt out in large capital letters and for a long time, it seemed to be my mantra. If I wanted to relax, I drank wine. If I wanted to switch off…

6 Common Beliefs About Booze That Just Aren’t True

I hope you’re having a good sober October! I’m thrilled to be back after taking a few weeks off to launch another live session of my Getting Unstuck course. The Sober School has grown a lot over the past year, as has the entire …

15 Reasons Why You’ll Love Life Alcohol-Free

Have you been thinking about taking a break from booze? Perhaps you planned on quitting this month – yet you can’t seem to get motivated enough to actually do it? I know what that feels like. One of the things that helped me…

How To Stay Alcohol-Free Next Weekend

These days, my Monday mornings feel pretty good. But not so long ago, they used to be about coping. Coping with a hangover. Coping with the guilt of another wasted weekend. Coping with work, when I didn’t feel at all rested or ok…

Alcohol-free? You’re In Very Good Company

Ever since I stopped drinking, I’ve been fascinated by the number of celebrities who are quietly sober. I’m not talking about people who are famous for stints in and out of rehab, or stars who’ve fought well-publicised battles with booze…