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Flip your thinking…

Wednesday 21 Jun, 2017, 1:01pm by Mrs D 8 comments

I’ll be honest I had a sad pang about not drinking the other day and had to quickly run over my ‘positive about sobriety’ thought processes to remind myself why my life is better now I’m sober. And when I say ‘quickly run over’ I really mean it. The sad thought popped into my head, I […]

“Would you like to sample some wine?”

Friday 9 Jun, 2017, 2:33pm by Mrs D 5 comments

She was very cheerful the lady at the supermarket who asked me this question. She was dressed smartly, standing beside her display table at the edge of the booze section which is also the end of the cheese and dips section. This is where the alcohol lives in the place where I do my weekly shop. It comes […]

Getting Sober vs Living Sober

Thursday 25 May, 2017, 2:39pm by Mrs D 15 comments

Getting sober and living sober are two very different things. One is a short(ish) term project that is hard work and requires a big concerted effort. The other is a long term lifestyle choice that requires the implementation and nurturing of a variety of nourishing tools and techniques. Getting sober requires grit, determination and bravery. It involves you […]

Day 7 Happiness (Guest Post)

Thursday 18 May, 2017, 7:42am by Mrs D 10 comments

We talk often here at Living Sober about how the early days of sobriety are so damn hard. How they’re full of cravings, tears, grief, disrupted sleep, grumpiness and generally just freaking the hell out.  But there are often little glimmers in the early days of joy, of hope and happiness. Little whiffs of excitement that […]

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