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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. […]

“Would you like to sample some wine?”

Friday 9 Jun, 2017, 2:33pm by Mrs D 6 comments

She was very cheerful the lady at the supermarket who asked me this question. She was dressed smartly, standing beside her display table at the edge of the booze section which is also the end of the cheese and dips section. This is where the alcohol lives in the place where I do my weekly shop. It comes […]

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 […]

Brighter and Lighter (Guest Post)

Tuesday 4 Apr, 2017, 9:27am by Mrs D 36 comments

One of our very brave and amazing community members @wvlheel has just celebrated his one year soberversary – yay! He wrote this passionate and emotional update in the Members Feed and I found it so powerful and moving I thought it worth sharing here as a guest post. ================ @wvlheel: My counter says 365. Woah. […]

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. […]

Sober Holidays Are The Best!

Sunday 23 Oct, 2016, 5:59pm by Mrs D 7 comments

Sober holidays are the best!!! Here’s why.. 1) Saving money. Booze is EXPENSIVE! And at the rate I used to drink it you could add hundreds to my holiday bill. But now I don’t drink I have more to spend on lovely indulgences for myself like massages (yes!), activities (that I’m more inclined to do […]

Happiness is a new rug (Guest Post)

Sunday 5 Jun, 2016, 5:52pm by Mrs D 21 comments

This update was posted by our beloved long-time member @ylang-ylang (over 700 sober days hooray!) in the Members Feed the other day. In it I thought she perfectly summed up how our lives can unfold and settle into a new state of calm and joy after we give up booze. With her permission I am […]

Self-Care (guest post)

Sunday 31 Jan, 2016, 11:56am by Mrs D 19 comments

We talk about self-care a lot here at Living Sober. It’s so ridiculously important. Right now for me it’s the end of the long summer school holidays, I’m tired and run down, haven’t had a lot of time to myself and my self-care has slipped. Not just physical things like diet, exercise, and sleep … but […]

Looks plain stupid!

Sunday 24 Jan, 2016, 6:06pm by Mrs D 8 comments

I just celebrated my 1600th sober day! I probably wouldn’t bother counting days at this stage of my sobriety but the day counter widget on this site makes it super easy. Celebrating milestones is fun! For this nice round number I made a date loaf especially so that I could cut it lengthways and write ’1600′ on it with […]

Things Change (guest post)

Saturday 16 Jan, 2016, 1:24pm by Mrs D 14 comments

This guest post was written by the wise and lovely@suek after she hosted some friends for dinner recently.  ============ @suek: The talk starts as I’m tossing the salad. Friend: Are you still not drinking Sue? Me: Nope. (Hubs chirps in and says “It’s been three years now!” That made me smile.) Friend: THREE YEARS??!!!! Me: Yup. Friend: […]