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…

4 Things To Stop Doing If You Want To Hit Your Sober Goals

When I was trying to figure out how to quit drinking, I think I made just about every mistake in the book! It took me ages to figure out what I was doing wrong and find a way to make sobriety stick. If you’ve been struggling with your…

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…

3 Stupid Lies That Will Stop You From Quitting Drinking

Be honest with me – have you ever typed any of these questions into Google: Am I drinking too much? How do I stop drinking? How much wine is dangerous? Am I an alcoholic? What is the definition of an alcoholic? Can I cut down…

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…

Sober Celebrities: A Trip To The Hollywood Walk Of Fame

This week I’m writing to you from sunny California! A few days ago I was in LA doing lots of touristy things in Hollywood, where they’re getting ready for the Oscars. Walking around such an iconic place got me thinking…

25 Ineffective Ways Of Controlling Your Alcohol Intake

For a long time, I was very keen on the idea of moderation. I was drinking too much and feeling awful… but I didn’t want to stop completely. Sobriety was way too radical a step for someone like me, right? I was one of those…

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…