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Yearly Archives:
2018

Sober Story: Jo

Thursday 22 Feb, 2018, 4:59pm by Mrs D 11 comments

This week’s Sober Story comes from Jo (@konnie), a 59-year-old living in Arizona, USA. ========== Mrs D: You’ve got a big birthday coming up.. Jo: Yes, I will be turning 60 in July…wow! I sure do not feel my age. Sixty is now considered middle age. I can embrace this! I’m excited to make this the […]

Ask An Expert: Susan (detox nurse)

by Mrs D Share your ideas

Today’s expert is Susan, a Registered Nurse working in a medical detox facility in Victoria, BC Canada. ============ Mrs D: Why would someone need a detox nurse? Susan: That is such an interesting question, one that I have heard many times over the years. Registered nurses are trained to clinically assess a patient for any potential […]

Give yourself a pat on the back

Tuesday 20 Feb, 2018, 12:00pm by Mrs D 7 comments

Whether you are newly sober right now or have been living without alcohol for some months (or years) you deserve a big humungous pat on the back. Because every day that you choose to face in the raw – without numbing or avoiding - is a day that you prove yourself to be brave and amazing. It’s not just […]

Virgin Pina Colada

Thursday 15 Feb, 2018, 12:00pm by Mrs D

This drink is totally yummy! Really creamy and exotic tasting. If you don’t have fresh pineapple just use tinned. Ingredients: 1 cup  frozen pineapple chunks 1 1/2 cups ice 1 cup pineapple juice 1/2 cup coconut cream 1/2 cup coconut water Method: Put all ingredients in a blender and blitz until smooth and creamy Pour […]

Sober Story: Alison

Wednesday 14 Feb, 2018, 2:11pm by Mrs D 40 comments

This week’s Sober Story comes from Alison, a 44-year-old living in Adelaide. ========= Mrs D: How long have you been in recovery? Alison: I now have 3 years of continuous sobriety and recovery. Mrs D: What can you tell us about the last months/years of your drinking before you gave up? Alison: I drank pretty […]

Sober Story: Monnie

Thursday 8 Feb, 2018, 8:00am by Mrs D 7 comments

Today’s Sober Story comes from Monnie, a 46-year-old living in Auckland. ========= Mrs D: How long have you been sober? Monnie: 3 years (yay). Mrs D: What can you tell us about your drinking before you quit? Monnie: I was drinking 2 bottles a night , blacking out and spending way to much on the […]

Yoga To You (Guest Post)

by Mrs D 12 comments

This guest post comes from sober hero and yoga teacher Sue (@suek).  ============ Everyone knows they should be doing some physical self care right? And many of us have found yoga is an amazing tool for recovery. But I know doing yoga can seem like a huge leap; getting to a class can be a […]

Virgin Rosebud

Friday 2 Feb, 2018, 12:00pm by Mrs D 2 comments

A lovely friend made this drink for me. I was amazed at how frothy the mixture was when it came out of the blender! If you wanted it to be less sweet just half fill your glass with the mixture and top with soda water. Ingredients: One entire tray of ice (approx 12 cubes) 500 mls […]

Doing a Party Sober

Thursday 1 Feb, 2018, 12:00pm by Mrs D 14 comments

I’ve been to quite a few parties as a sober person now and generally I don’t have a problem with them (unless I’m just totally not in the mood or it’s really not my scene). I’ve gotten pretty good at working inside my brain to lift my mood so that I can have a good […]

Sober Story: Michelle

Wednesday 31 Jan, 2018, 8:16am by Mrs D 25 comments

This week’s Sober Story comes from Michelle (a.k.a @mac007), a 55-year-old living in North Otago. ========= Mrs D: How long have you been in recovery? Michelle: Nearly 3.5 years. Mrs D: What can you tell us about the last months/years of your drinking before you gave up? Michelle: I loved drinking but started to learn […]