Sober Courage: Be A Rebel, Not A Sheep

For many of us, one of the toughest things about quitting drinking is the idea of being different to everyone else. Let’s face it: most people do drink – and most of us like to fit in! Choosing an alcohol-free lifestyle means going against…

How To Overcome Social Anxiety Without Alcohol

We’re often encouraged to have a few drinks to loosen up and overcome anxiety. Whether it’s to help us get in the mood at a party, or pluck up the courage to talk to that guy or girl, the message we often hear is: alcohol will help…

Why Can’t I Cut Down Or Control My Drinking?

At the height of my drinking career, I’d often wonder: why don’t I have an off switch? Why can’t I control my drinking? Why can other people have 1 or 2 drinks and then stop? Back then, my inability to control my drinking felt like…

My Biggest Takeaway From 5 Years Of Sobriety

I normally blog on a Monday, but today is an extra special day – I am celebrating 5 years of alcohol-free living! It has gone sooooo fast. I’ll always be grateful to that curious, little part of me that wondered if taking a break from…

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…

How To Be Happy And Alcohol-Free

Before I quit drinking, I was sure that life without wine would be boring, flat and a bit too much like hard work. Having grown up on a diet of Bridget Jones and Sex And The City, I was convinced that cocktails and chardonnay were…

5 Mindset Tips For An Alcohol-Free March

I want to help you get March off to an incredible start. If you’ve vowed to turn over a new leaf this month, something you’re definitely going to need is the right mindset. Sure, strategies for stopping drinking are great…

7 Things You’ll Love About Sober Dating

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and it got me thinking about sobriety and relationships. Whether it’s date night with your partner or a first date with someone new, the idea of doing that stuff sober can feel a bit intimidating to…

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…

Dry January Is Nearly Over – What Should You Do Next?

How has your Dry January gone? Maybe you’re patting yourself on the back for an angelic, alcohol-free month… but you’re not sure what your next steps should be. Or maybe you’re frustrated because you didn’t quite make it…

Boozy Christmas Cards: What They Should Really Say

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! I absolutely love this time of year. However, there is one thing about the festive season that I don’t like. I can’t stand the endless, pro-booze marketing messages that seem to be…

12 Reasons To Stay Sober This December

This year will be my 5th booze-free Christmas and I’m really looking forward to it. It’s a total myth that you need alcohol in your life in order to have fun, be social or enjoy Christmas. That’s just marketing hype. Alcohol-free living…

5 Tips For Enjoying An Alcohol-Free Party Season

The festive party season is an incredibly boozy time of year. If you’re newly sober – or trying to be – I suspect you might be feeling a bit anxious about it. So, I wanted to jump in and encourage you to keep going, because…

How To Stop Being Too Busy To Quit Drinking

“I am going to do something about my drinking — just as soon as this is out the way.” I must have said that at least a hundred times. You know what it’s like – you have a lot on at work. There are bills to pay. Your partner is…