On my first year ‘soberversary’ I wrote a letter to my past self reassuring her about the decision to take a break from alcohol. You can read the full story on the Hello Sunday Morning website. In the letter I addressed my three major concerns about taking a break from drinking: Is giving up drinkingContinue reading “A year after ditching the drink – a letter to myself”
Can going away on holiday (vacation) really be fun and relaxing if you’re not drinking? Spoiler alert: yes it can!
I used to think I needed to drink to help me destress at the end of the week. Taking a break from alcohol taught me how to relax without alcohol and feel so much better as a result.
A young women chugging two pints of beer at the US Open goes viral. Another example of the glorification of drinking culture.
Can you really enjoy a birthday alcohol free? YES!
A non-drinker experiences a winery tour – a peak behind the curtain.
I’m in a Facebook group where the members are all ‘women of a certain age’ (i.e. those going through perimenopause or menopause). It’s a great group and the women are funny and supportive – exactly what you need when hot flushes, unwanted weight gain and fluctuating mood swings are playing havoc with your physical andContinue reading “Swapping one drink for another – which drink is best?”
When I began to entertain the thought of going alcohol free, I was filled with dread. It was not just the thought of life without my faithful friend wine but also the fear of missing out (FOMO). Whenever I considered going a month alcohol free I could not imagine doing anything social without having aContinue reading “FOMO – am I really missing out?”
For years I knew that I was drinking too much alcohol, yet I would never have considered going alcohol free. To me, giving up alcohol was a drastic measure for those really in the grips of an addiction. It was something that people had to do because they had hit rock bottom, not something anyoneContinue reading “I thought ditching alcohol would mean switching the light off”