Lovely Little Things About Alcohol-Free Living

There are many things to love about being alcohol-free. Waking up without a hangover. Having more energy. Less anxiety. Looking better. Feeling proud of yourself. Those are some of the big benefits. But sometimes, the little things…

3 Tips For Navigating Wine O’Clock In Lockdown

“I am not going to drink anything tonight!” Before I got sober, I used to say that most mornings. I’d promise myself I was going to ‘be good’ and have the night off. Yet when the clock hit 5pm, my motivation always faded. I’d tell myself…

What Our ‘New Normal’ Can Teach Us About Sobriety

Right now, we’re all getting used to a ‘new normal’. Can you imagine going back in time, and trying to explain to the January 2020 version of you what life is like today? I would never have believed so much could change within a few…

Drinking Through A Crisis: Does It Really Help?

“It may take a village to raise a child but it’s going to take a vineyard to homeschool this kid!” I’ve seen so many posts like this on social media recently (and I bet you have too!) We’re all looking for ways to cope right now, so it’s not…

How I Knew It Was Time To Quit Drinking

How do you know when it’s time to quit drinking or take a break from booze? It can be tough to tell. We tend to view drinking as a black and white issue; you’re either a ‘normal drinker’ or an alcoholic. In fact, many people are somewhere…

Staying Sober During The Coronavirus Outbreak

The spread of the coronavirus is creating a lot of uncertainty and our lives are being disrupted. Fear, anxiety and cravings for alcohol are all normal – and understandable – reactions. I know it can feel extra challenging to stay on track…

How To Drink Less: 10 Common Tips That Don’t Work

At the height of my drinking career, I must have googled “how to drink less” every other day. If you’ve done this too, you’ll know that google brings up millions of results… but most of the advice is exactly the same. In fact, when it…

4 Things All Women Need To Know About Alcohol

From a young age I was sold on the idea that drinking was what cool and empowered women did. I’d grown up watching Sex And The City and in my mind, alcohol was linked to so many positives: fun, freedom, strength, success and…

What If Your Beliefs About Sobriety Were Wrong?

Before I quit drinking, I had some very strong beliefs about sobriety. And I was convinced I was right about them. Such as: “If I don’t drink, it won’t be fun.” “I really need alcohol in order to relax.” “No way can I dance without drinking…

3 Things To Remember When You’re Finding Sobriety Hard

Very few people quit drinking overnight. Most of us spend a long time wondering whether it’s the right thing to do. Even when we decide we are ready, there can be a lot to figure out, and things can feel hard. I call this the ‘messy middle…’

Breaking Up With Booze: Why I’m So Glad We’re Over

Some people say that quitting drinking feels a bit like breaking up with someone, and I think they’re right. I was in a serious, long term relationship with alcohol for years. Even when I knew things were over, there were still times when…

The Beauty Benefits: Why Sobriety Makes You Look Great

I don’t want to trivialise sobriety, or the deep and meaningful reasons why many people choose to quit drinking. But can we talk about the beauty benefits of alcohol free living for a second? If you (like me) are a little bit vain sometimes…