2020 In Review: Our Alcohol Free Highlights Of The Year

Every December I ask the women I’ve coached this question: “What’s your alcohol free highlight of the year – and is there a photo that sums up that moment?” I wasn’t sure what to expect this year, given how challenging 2020 has been…

6 Things 2020 Has Taught Us About Alcohol & Sobriety

I know so many of us will be relieved to see the back of 2020. It’s been a challenging year in many ways. But at the same time, 2020 has also brought some important life lessons with it. In fact, when it comes to booze and sobriety, there’s…

A Key Question To Transform The Fear Of Missing Out

The fear of missing out can pop up unexpectedly. Perhaps you promised yourself you wouldn’t drink, but now you’re not so sure. You’re worried you won’t have a good time if you’re sober. You don’t want to feel left out. The fear of missing out…

“But Everyone Drinks At This Time Of Year…”

“Everyone drinks at this time of year.” “I’m going to be the odd one out… If I don’t drink, I won’t have any fun.” When I was trying (and failing) to quit drinking, these thoughts played on repeat in my head. I just couldn’t imagine an alcohol free festive…

The Power Of Gratitude (And How It Affects Your Sobriety)

I don’t often talk about gratitude. If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ll know I prefer sharing tips, tricks and actionable advice to help you move forward with your sober goals. But the truth is, none of that stuff is going to work if…

Doubting Your Decision To Quit? Focus On This Instead

I used to question my decision to quit drinking all the time. When I was hungover, I’d feel so motivated for a few hours, or maybe even a few days. Sometimes I’d stop for several weeks. But then the doubts would creep in. I’d start to wonder…

“I Just Want To Numb Out And Escape For A Bit”

Many people want to numb out these days. We’re living in difficult times – and when things are tough it can be tempting to drink more, just to get a break at the end of the day. You crave that numbness. That feeling of turning off the world…

Why November Is A Great Time To Quit Drinking

Back in my drinking days, I was great at telling myself it wasn’t the ‘right time’ to stop. I would’ve dismissed the idea of taking a break from booze at this time of year. After all, you don’t turn over a new leaf in November. That’s what…

How To Get An Extra Hour In Your Day, Every Day

Here in the UK, the clocks went back over the weekend, giving us an extra hour in the day on Sunday. It got me thinking about how luxurious it is to have more time… and how often booze steals that from us. Alcohol is such a time thief…

Is This Good Enough For Me To Stay As I Am?

“I’m not sure if my drinking is bad enough for me to have to quit completely.’’ This is something I hear a lot and it’s a debate I had with myself for a long time. I wasn’t a rock bottom drinker, so did I really need to quit – or was I overreacting?

“Why Can’t I Be A Normal Drinker Like Everyone Else?”

Before I quit drinking, I spent a lot of time wishing I was a normal drinker. I was annoyed that I didn’t seem to have more willpower or self discipline. (If beating yourself up was a sport, I’d have been in the Olympics.) If you can relate, this…

Why Wine Doesn’t Really Fix Your Anxiety

It can feel as if wine is the only thing that will fix your anxiety… Especially when you’re overwhelmed, frustrated and stressed out. You know a glass of wine (or three) will take the edge off. You want to drink less… but alcohol helps you…