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…

5 Signs It’s Time To Take A Break From Booze

How do you know it’s time to quit drinking? Even at the height of my drinking career, I found this a hard question to answer. I’d google “Am I an alcoholic?” and I’d fill out endless online questionnaires. The problem was…

Trick Or Treat? The Stories We Tell Ourselves About Booze

As it’s Halloween tomorrow, now seems like a good time to talk about ‘treats’. So often we say things like: “I’m going to have a glass of wine tonight because it’s a treat.” Or “let’s get a bottle… I know it’s unhealthy, but it’s a special…

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 …

3 Tips To Help You Stop Drinking This Autumn

This is a great time of year to stop drinking or experiment with an alcohol-free lifestyle. The busy summer months are over, the kids have returned to school, we’re back into a regular routine and Christmas is still ages away (phew)…