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…

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)…