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‘drinking-culture’ tag

A powerful observation

Sunday 27 Dec, 2015, 8:41am by Mrs D 12 comments

I go on a lot about brain-retraining in early sobriety… how we need to really embrace the reality of a sober life by actively working inside our grey-matter to turn our thinking around. How we need to actively challenge every hard-wired belief that tells us booze is the magical ingredient that makes occasions special. It took […]

Sobermass and New Cheers (Reposted Guest Post)

Monday 14 Dec, 2015, 8:55am by Mrs D 9 comments

Some more  Christmas and New Years inspiration for you – this post comes from @_jjw_, a smart and lovely kiwi dude, and brave sober warrior. ===================== @_jjw_:This is my fourth sober Christmas. While many of us people who gave up drinking wait until after Christmas and New Years to put down the bottle, I launched my sobriety a […]

Special Sobriety X-Ray Eyes..

Sunday 31 May, 2015, 12:02pm by Mrs D 4 comments

Did you know that when you get sober you develop X-Ray eyes? You do! It’s amazing. @chatnoir discovered this the other day when she was out shopping for cat food and stopped at a cafe. Here’s what she saw: “Some young women were having wine in very large glasses. Suddenly I seemed to develop X-ray eyes!! […]

Lets talk about weddings….

Wednesday 18 Feb, 2015, 11:34am by Mrs D 19 comments

I was just chatting with a girlfriend about a wedding she’d been to on the weekend. It had been a bit of a shocker in her mind – a classic case of bad planning with the booze and food that lead to some outrageously crazy behavior. Spirits were offered to guests as they arrived (before […]

The Trouble With Booze (Nigel Latta)

Wednesday 13 Aug, 2014, 6:37am by Mrs D 52 comments

Here is the link in case you missed it last night. I’d be interested to hear everyone’s thoughts. My overwhelming feeling after watching was just “thank god I don’t have to worry about what that shit is doing to me any more” mixed in with a bit of “what a massive problem we have to fix […]

A letter to my past addicted self

Tuesday 5 Aug, 2014, 6:58am by Mrs D 3 comments

I was asked by an American rehab to submit an article for their website. They said “write a letter to your past addicted self. Be persuasive and empowering “. I didn’t hold back. ========================= Dear Mrs D, Here’s the thing. You’re hooked on booze. It’s got its claws into you and that’s just a fact. Don’t hide away […]