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‘hope’ tag

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 […]

The growing phenomenon of online recovery…

Thursday 14 Aug, 2014, 11:23am by Mrs D 14 comments

I was contacted a couple of weeks ago by a journalist writing an article on online recovery. She sent me a bunch of questions via email and I answered them early one Saturday morning. Her name is Allie Holbrook and she’s a sober blogger & freelance writer living in Australia. Her  blog ‘And Everything Afterwards’ is awesome. Her article on online […]

We are not boring losers…!

Saturday 9 Aug, 2014, 9:34am by Mrs D 9 comments

We’re just people who don’t drink alcohol. I’ve just been hanging the bunting in the dining room for tonight’s dinner party. Mr D said “is that going to stay there for months now?” I said “maybe!”. It looks festive and cool. There are some Living Sober members here who are really stuck in the thick […]

Thick Sludgy Mud (warning: laboured metaphors within)

Thursday 7 Aug, 2014, 6:14am by Mrs D 82 comments

That’s how I think of early sobriety. You’ve jumped off the Boozy Cliff into a ginormous field of Thick Sludgy Mud and you have to wade your way through it to get to Peaceful Sobriety Island. It’s hard bloody work. Your brain freaks the fuck out that you’ve taken away it’s beloved drug … you brain also keeps bombarding […]