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‘anonymity’ tag

Write your way sober…

Thursday 24 May, 2018, 1:27am by Mrs D 18 comments

One of the things that is so hard about being addicted to alcohol is that much of the angst is internal. By the time I neared the end of my drinking days I had a lot of twisted beliefs, secret compulsions and miserable thoughts swirling around in my head. My thoughts were a noisy, angst-ridden jumble…thrown into […]

Why Does Online Recovery Work? (Guest Post)

Tuesday 24 Oct, 2017, 2:25pm by Mrs D 44 comments

This guest post comes from Thomas Mabon a.k.a @behind_the_sofa who also volunteers as a Community Moderator on this site. ============ For some people when they are first embarking on getting sober the prospect of sitting in a room full of strangers face to face spilling your guts while it’s all still so raw and painful […]

Are you in the Members Feed?

Sunday 12 Feb, 2017, 5:32pm by Mrs D 95 comments

I have a sneaky suspicion that there are people who visit Living Sober to read blogs and look in the Sober Toolbox.. but don’t ever go inside the Community Area. A few people have commented lately that they’ve been coming to the site for a while but have only just discovered the Members Feed – and […]

Degrees of Engagement

Sunday 16 Aug, 2015, 8:01am by Mrs D 16 comments

Occasionally I get asked to speak at events about my drinking and sobriety story. Strangely it’s not something I get nervous about. Am always happy to share honestly so that normal drinkers can understand what it’s like for those of us who can’t control alcohol, and so that others who might be secretly locked in a […]

The power of externalizing thoughts (a.k.a get the shit out of your brain)

Sunday 11 Jan, 2015, 4:12pm by Mrs D 30 comments

One of the most powerful aspects of blogging for me was externalising my thoughts – getting my dark drinking secrets and twisted boozy beliefs out of my brain and onto the page (or screen in this case). When I first planned on getting sober I decided to write to myself daily in order to stay on top of […]

Service (and how it keeps us sober)

Tuesday 12 Aug, 2014, 10:20am by Mrs D 8 comments

I’m having an emotional couple of days. I was a bit shaky yesterday, cried at Yoga last night – not sure why – was doing a downward dog and the tears were plopping down onto my mat. Slept like crap (cats fighting outside didn’t help) and found myself listening to Tara at 4am. God I love […]