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‘gratitude’ tag

Feeling all the feels…

Sunday 20 Aug, 2017, 4:33pm by Mrs D 21 comments

Make no bones about it. This is what getting sober is all about. When you quit drinking and commit to spending 100% of your time with a wide open (sober) brain, you are committing to feeling all the feels all the time. What are all the feels? Oh just the charming emotions like sadness, anger, disappointment, […]

Sober is Good (Guest Post)

Friday 7 Jul, 2017, 2:55pm by Mrs D 17 comments

This guest post comes from our much treasured member @prudence who has worked through some tough circumstances recently including the death of a close friend and moving house. She regularly shares with us all the goings on and the ups and downs of her life in recovery, never sugarcoating things or pretending things are great when they’re not. […]

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 […]

Things I love about being sober

Thursday 23 Mar, 2017, 1:00am by Mrs D 56 comments

I love that most nights I sleep very deeply for many hours. Such a change from when I had terrible alcohol-induced insomnia all the time. I love that when I wake up in the morning my first thought isn’t ‘how much did I drink last night.’ I love being free from that awful morning guilt and  misery. […]

Silly Season Inspirations (Pictorial Post)

Wednesday 7 Dec, 2016, 9:30am by Mrs D 26 comments

The end of the year can be a particularly tricky time for us sober people. Lots of financial pressures, social events to navigate, family dynamics to manage. It is particularly important that at this time of year we focus down on the small-but-very-powerful things around us that give us strength, lift our hearts, inspire us, make us feel […]

We didn’t know we were missing…

Sunday 10 Jul, 2016, 5:01pm by Mrs D 10 comments

Lovely long term community member @hetiheti wrote in the Members Feed recently as she approached her 700th sober day; “this sober lark is just the best thing ever”. These sorts of statements are always fantastic to hear - especially for new members who are in the early days of giving up. It’s so beneficial when you are grinding your way […]

Love, Peace, Joy & Hope (Guest Post)

Saturday 23 Apr, 2016, 1:15pm by Mrs D 4 comments

If anyone is reading this post and hasn’t yet registered to become a member here at Living Sober and therefore hasn’t been inside the Community Area (specifically the Members Feed) then you are an IDIOT!!!! Sorry.. don’t mean to be rude… but honestly.. no disrespect to all of the features and content outside of the Community Area […]

Remember (Guest Post)

Sunday 20 Mar, 2016, 7:51am by Mrs D 22 comments

This guest post comes from Mark Goodson, author of the blog ‘The Miracle of the Mundane” (great title, great blog). He has been sober since October 13, 2007. This is a beautiful piece of truthful writing. =========== I will never forget the withdrawal. That trembling of nerves under skin, sweat from shaking pores. Wave after wave of […]

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. […]

When sober gets old (Guest Post)

Thursday 3 Dec, 2015, 8:27am by Mrs D 15 comments

This guest post comes from my dear friend @suek. She writes brilliantly and is always full of such wisdom and warmth.  I will be publishing another post from her soon that follows on from this one – offering practical suggestions on how to approach life after sobriety. ================ @suek. So you’ve made the switch to sober. That’s brave and […]