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Why Moderation Is More Restrictive Than Sobriety
For a long time I didn’t want to quit drinking completely. The idea of complete sobriety felt very restrictive to me. I was certain that if I could just find a way to control my drinking and “moderate properly”, I’d be happy. I was wrong...
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Why You Need An Alcohol-Free Holiday This Year
This summer feels like it’s going to be the first ‘normal’ one in ages - travel is back and holidays are on. Whether you’re going away for a weekend or a couple of weeks, it can bring up the same question: “How do I do this… sober?!”
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The Risks You Take When You Drink Too Much
I don’t know about you, but I don't like being guilt tripped into anything. But have you ever really thought about the damage your drinking may be doing to your health, relationships, self-esteem and reputation?
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Knowing Your Reasons: 3 Tips For Finding Your Why
Why do you want to quit drinking or take a break from booze? You can probably give me a couple of reasons off the top of your head. But are there other motivators that you haven’t even considered yet?
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When Wine Becomes Your Best Friend
“Alcohol has been my best friend for years.” I saw this comment on one of my blog posts recently and it got me thinking. There was definitely a time in my life when I thought the same thing. But it was a toxic friendship…
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I Got Tired Of Pretending Everything Was Fine
One of the things that drove me to quit drinking was all the pretending I had to do. Acting as if I didn’t mind whether we opened another bottle. Acting as if I didn’t have a hangover. I found it really draining...
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“Not Drinking At The Weekend Is Really Hard.”
When I was drinking, I would often manage to ‘be good’ during the week. Staying sober from Monday to Thursday was pretty doable (most of the time). But not drinking at the weekend? That seemed impossible...
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How Much You Drink Doesn’t Matter - Here’s Why
I get a lot of emails from people who want to know if I think they’re drinking too much. They’ve added up their drinks, worked out the units… and they’re worried. Or confused. After all, don’t most people drink more than the...
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“My Mum Quit Drinking And I’m So Proud Of Her.”
"I'm so happy Mum quit drinking." Is there someone in your life who’d benefit from you ditching alcohol? It’s a question I often ask the women I work with. For many, their answer is: “My kids.” So I thought it was about time we heard...
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