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‘bravery’ tag

Give yourself a pat on the back

Tuesday 20 Feb, 2018, 12:00pm by Mrs D 15 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 […]

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 […]

Dear Person on Day One

Saturday 22 Apr, 2017, 1:29pm by Mrs D 96 comments

Welcome to a very special day – the first day of the rest of your life! I know that’s a terrible cliche but image that it’s true. Imagine that from today things start to really turn around for you. Imagine that today heralds the start of a massive period of self-growth. Imagine that today you […]

All that effort…

Sunday 5 Mar, 2017, 8:39pm by Mrs D 17 comments

Boy I did use to put a lot of effort into being a booze-pig. So much time and energy spent planning my drinks, buying my drinks, drinking my drinks, and recovering from my drinks. On top of all the effort into my alcohol habit I also put a lot of effort into running the rest of […]

BELIEVE change is possible!

Tuesday 28 Feb, 2017, 12:15pm by Mrs D 8 comments

I can tell you that change is possible. I can tell you my story of how I turned my life around, quit booze and completely re-shaped my identity as a non-drinker. I can share countless stories from other brave sober warriors about how they got themselves out of the booze trap. We can all shout […]

My New Year’s Resolution…

Friday 6 Jan, 2017, 3:18pm by Mrs D 9 comments

I’m not usually a huge one for New Year’s resolutions because I don’t want to feel useless when I don’t manage to stick to them them. But this year I reckon I came up with a good one… “I’m going to keep trying to be the best version of myself that I can be.” I like this one […]

You are a boring sober loser…

Sunday 6 Nov, 2016, 5:28pm by Mrs D 7 comments

That’s our biggest fear when we quit drinking isn’t it … that other people are going to think we are boring sober losers who are to be avoided at all costs. Or maybe the truth is we are the ones doing the accusing, considering ourselves to be boring sober losers. It was certainly my biggest […]

My Tipping Point (Guest Post)

Sunday 2 Oct, 2016, 10:34am by Mrs D 21 comments

This guest post comes from beloved community member @inthegarage66 (known by his shortened nickname as @itg). For a while now he has been promising to share the details of his final night of drinking, and explain what the tipping point was that led him to finally make the firm and clear decision that he will never […]

You Are Not Alone

Sunday 31 Jul, 2016, 4:49pm by Mrs D 17 comments

This is one of the main things I want every person who is stuck in a miserable boozy hell-hole – and every person who is working damn hard to get sober – to know. You Are Not Alone. Being miserably addicted can be one of the most lonely and isolating places to be. I know […]

Growth (Guest post from @prudence)

Friday 22 Jul, 2016, 3:18pm by Mrs D 36 comments

Our beloved and very clever community member @prudence has just celebrated her 2-year soberversary! It has been such a pleasure watching her journey in recovery and lately she has been really on point with her writing and sharing in the Members Feed. With her permission I am sharing some of her recent words of inspiration…. ========== […]