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‘fun’ tag

Happy sober Mother’s Day!

Saturday 13 May, 2017, 1:23pm by Mrs D 10 comments

Tomorrow is Mother’s Day. My husband is away overseas for work so it’s just me and the kids here at home. He’s organised a gift for them to give to me which is hidden somewhere in the house. I heard them whispering in the bedroom yesterday … I think they were gathering together all the […]

Bring your curious, upbeat energy..

Tuesday 13 Sep, 2016, 4:45pm by Mrs D 7 comments

I think one thing that really helps in early sobriety is to bring a healthy level of curious, upbeat energy to the entire process. I know that seems like a tough thing to muster at times..anything of an upbeat nature that is.  Things are often quite grim and hard work in those early days and weeks. Cravings, […]

Learning to understand ourselves

Monday 4 Jan, 2016, 3:52pm by Mrs D 7 comments

I knew after I stopped drinking that in order to be genuinely at peace with being sober I needed to retrain my own brain so that I wouldn’t keep bombarding myself with woe-is-me thoughts about booze. I knew I couldn’t control the world around me but I could control my own thinking and that really needed to change. […]

Wellington Get-Together..

Sunday 4 Oct, 2015, 9:17am by Mrs D 15 comments

Living Sober has just had it’s inaugural annual get-together! A community-led meet up of brave sober warriors in Wellington. A weekend of meals, walks, talks, and togetherness. I joined the group for a late lunch yesterday at a hotel in the centre of town. We were given a side area off the main bar – a […]

The haze of satisfaction…(are we having fun here?)

Saturday 17 Jan, 2015, 9:04am by Mrs D 10 comments

I participated in a Bubble Hour podcast recently about ‘Sober Fun’. It was totally great – I love doing Bubble Hour podcasts! – but to be honest the timing of this one was interesting for me. The day of the the podcast I’d spent several hours with a friend who is going through a rough time, and […]

I don’t care what anyone else thinks…

Thursday 11 Sep, 2014, 9:11am by Mrs D 28 comments

Sometimes I have this fleeting thought that I’m actually kidding myself that I’m still fun now that I’m sober… and in actual fact most people are privately thinking to themselves ‘oh that boring sober Mrs D with her boring sober life, who’d want to know her?’. Truth is I probably thought that about ‘straight’, ‘boring’ (non-party) […]

Happy Sober Reality!

Saturday 30 Aug, 2014, 3:17pm by Mrs D 40 comments

Oh wow everyone … how utterly incredible you all are for sharing those brutal truths. Really, really, really, really, really brave and amazing. The truth will set us free. I often say that one of the hardest things for me when I was stuck in the depth of my addiction was how miserable and alone […]

Push the fast forward button!!!

Friday 29 Aug, 2014, 12:17pm by Mrs D 110 comments

Ok that was SUPER fun!! Loved that ‘Bullshit’ game in the last post and thanks everyone for playing. You know, when we go through those thought processes and challenge those common (bullshit) beliefs we start to change the hard-wired thinking we have about alcohol and what it offers. If we attack, attack, attack those beliefs they start […]

That is BULLSHIT!

Wednesday 27 Aug, 2014, 4:30pm by Mrs D 76 comments

“You’ll never have fun at a party again if you stop drinking.” That is BULLSHIT! A party is fun if you are with good friends or relatives, you’re relishing the fact that you’re not at work, you’re happy in your outfit & are in a good mood, the nibbles are delicious, they play your favorite music, the jokes […]

Sober celebrities…

Wednesday 20 Aug, 2014, 10:15am by Mrs D 19 comments

I LOVE them. I just love them.. and I cling on to their stories for dear life. Somehow for some reason seeing these ‘famous’ people living happy lives with no alcohol added is tremendously reassuring and strengthening for me. Sober blogger Mr Al K Hall (get it?!) has pulled together some fabulous posts on sober celebrities […]