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‘gratitude’ tag

3 sober tips and a 9-point care plan (guest post by @PJNT)

Thursday 26 Feb, 2015, 12:42pm by Mrs D 17 comments

One of our fabulous members @PJNT has made it to over 160 days sober (whoop!), although she says she’s done it “like a reluctant and vocal cat being dragged backwards”. Ha! What a brilliant line. The truth is some do have an easier time of it in sobriety than others. But really, it doesn’t matter […]

I was that person…

Sunday 8 Feb, 2015, 1:13pm by Mrs D 28 comments

I recently celebrated 1250 days of sobriety (yay me!) and during the day of my big celebration I wrote in the Members Feed: “I love my new life with NO alcohol in it!!! So incredibly grateful to have realised that shit booze was dragging me down, and to have stayed determined through the tough early […]

A different gratitude technique…

Sunday 1 Feb, 2015, 2:42pm by Mrs D 8 comments

The fabulous sober blogger Mr Sponsorpants wrote a post the other day called ‘Drop The Rock‘ and in it he talked about a technique he has for turning burdens into blessings. He explained that by substituting the words “get to” for the words “have to” he can stop himself from complaining about privileges he has in […]

It’s all relative (guest post)

Sunday 19 Oct, 2014, 1:34pm by Mrs D 17 comments

Member @freebreezi posted this in an update in the Members Feed last week and I was really struck by it. I think it’s marvellous and she’s kindly let me re-post it here.  ================ I’ve just read a blog on this women’s journey from her alcoholism to her recovery. It’s a pretty raw, honest summary and involves usually […]

‘Success Reminders’: Guest post from @watergirl

Wednesday 3 Sep, 2014, 9:42am by Mrs D 17 comments

I had the good fortune to meet @Watergirl at my Drug Foundation talk and I can confirm she gives good hugs and wears lovely jewellery…! She is also a very brave sober warrior who is grinding her way through early sobriety. She wrote this wonderful post in the members feed this morning, it’s so good I’m […]


Friday 22 Aug, 2014, 12:29pm by Mrs D 26 comments

I woke up this morning inexplicably happy to be sober! Just a big burst of happy endorphins and optimistic feelings. I had a big long hot shower and when I finally padded down to the kitchen in my slippers the sun was breaking through the clouds over the hillside across from our house. I grabbed […]

Saturday night witching hour…

Saturday 9 Aug, 2014, 4:24pm by Mrs D 6 comments

Before I ask how everyone is going resisting the pull to drink tonight, I want to feature this update that member ‘sodapop’ posted this afternoon. It gave me shivers, and made at least one other member cry. From soda pop: “This is a long shot. A really, really long shot. But…here goes. This is obviously a […]