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…

9 Ways We Treat Alcohol Differently From Other Drugs

Back in my drinking days, I always struggled to say no to a glass of wine. Yet I never had a problem turning down ‘proper’ drugs. I grew up with the “just say no” advertising campaigns of the 80s and 90s. It was drummed into us that…

2019 In Review: Our Alcohol Free Highlights Of The Year

Thinking about taking a break from booze in the New Year? If you’ve been wondering what an alcohol-free life is really like, today’s blog is for you. A few days ago, I asked some of the women I’ve worked with if they had a picture of…

5 Mindset Tips For An Amazing, Alcohol Free Christmas

When I was struggling with my drinking, I couldn’t get my head around the idea of a sober Christmas and New Year. Booze is such a big part of the festive season, and I was totally convinced that alcohol-free meant fun-free. There was…

Drinking Too Much? 6 Things We All Do But Never Talk About

Drinking too much can be a very isolating experience. This is particularly the case if you’re a grey zone drinker (like I was). I never felt like an alcoholic, but I wasn’t a “normal” drinker either. When you’re in the grey zone, life looks fine…