2021 In Review: Our Alcohol Free Highlights Of The Year

Every December I ask the women I’ve been coaching this question: “What’s been your alcohol free highlight of the year – and is there a photo that sums up that moment?” The women I work with tend to be very private people, so it’s…

Playing Your Christmas Drinking Movie To The End

Imagine seeing your drinking up on the big screen, in a cinema. The opening scene looks fine – pretty harmless in fact. A bottle gets opened and you promise to just have one drink… But one leads to two… and you can guess what…

4 Reminders You Might Need At This Time Of Year

Alcohol seems to be everywhere at this time of year. When booze is piled high in shops and flowing freely at Christmas parties, it’s easy to feel as if you’re missing out. If you’re tempted to drink, there are four things to remember as…

“What If” Questions And Trying To Predict The Future

Before I quit drinking, I had a hundred “What if?” questions. What if I try to stop and can’t do it? What if me not drinking makes other people uncomfortable? What if they assume I’m an alcoholic? What if I never have fun again?!

“It’s Too Hard To Be Sober At This Time Of Year.”

Before I quit drinking, I spent several years trying to stop. I’d be good for a day or two – or sometimes a couple of weeks. But at this time of year – with the holiday season fast approaching – I’d convince myself it was impossible to be…

The Subtle Ways That Drinking Makes Your Life Harder

If you’re questioning your relationship with alcohol, it can be tempting to compare yourself to others. I used to love reading dramatic, rock bottom stories about other drinkers. I’d confidently reassure myself that things…

5 Annoying Things That Happen When You Quit Drinking

Deciding to quit drinking is one of the best things I’ve ever done for myself. Initially, my plan was just to take a break for 100 days, but five and a half years later I’ve never looked back! I decided to stick with sobriety because I felt so…

“Drinking Is My Reward At The End Of A Long Day.”

Work is over. Dinner is made. The kids are in bed. You finally have some time to yourself and you deserve a reward, right? When wine is your ‘me time’ the thought of quitting drinking can feel very depriving. So how can we change…

Trick Or Treat? Stop Making Alcohol So Special

We often describe alcohol as a treat. “It’s been a long day… I’m going to treat myself to some nice wine.” “Let’s get another bottle, we deserve a treat.” The language that we use around alcohol is really important. When you’re…

Do I Need To Quit Drinking? 6 Surprising Signs

How do you know when it’s time to quit drinking or take a break from booze? I used to google this topic endlessly. Because I wasn’t a rock bottom drinker, I was never sure if I was overreacting or not. But there are always clues…

How Long Have You Been Worrying About Your Drinking?

How long have you been worrying about your drinking? Can you remember the first time you thought, “Ok, perhaps I should do something about this?” It might be further back than you think. This kind of information is…

I Want To Quit But My Partner Still Drinks

“I want to quit drinking, but my partner won’t stop… and I don’t think I can do it without their support.” I know it can feel hard when you’re thinking about going alcohol free, but your other half has no plans to stop. So how do you navigate…