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

I love sharing tips and advice to help keep you moving forward with your sober goals. But the truth is, that stuff won’t have much of an impact if you’re approaching sobriety from a negative place. If your focus is always on…

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)…

15 Reasons Why You’ll Love Life Alcohol-Free

Have you been thinking about taking a break from booze? Perhaps you planned on quitting this month – yet you can’t seem to get motivated enough to actually do it? I know what that feels like. One of the things that helped me…

Sober curious? 5 Common Questions, Answered

If you’re thinking about quitting drinking – or taking some time off from booze – the chances are you’ve been mulling over a few important questions. Things like: do I actually need to quit? Should I just cut down? Is my drinking…

Alcohol-Free Living Isn’t Boring – It’s Brilliant

I’m writing this from a little French café on the banks of the River Aisne. I’m on holiday, the sun is shining… and I’m drinking my second café au lait. Life feels GOOD. It’s at times like this that I think wow – alcohol free living…

5 Self-Care Mistakes That Make Sobriety Harder

Not long after I’d stopped drinking, a sober friend of mine suggested that I start taking self-care ‘a bit more seriously’. I winced. The idea of ‘practicing self-care’ seemed pretty self-indulgent and cringey. (Back then, I thought…

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.’’ This is something I hear a lot, and it’s a debate I had with myself for a long time. Did I really need to stop, or was I overreacting? It didn’t help that I grew up…

Before you declare yourself a failure, read this first.

Has trying to stop drinking ever made you feel like a bit of a failure? Maybe you’ve promised you’ll quit more times than you can count. Maybe you do great during the week, but you slip up on Friday nights. Maybe you’re so…