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If it is good enough for Adele, it’s good enough for me

Unfortunately, I don’t have a lot in common with Adele. Great singing voice (Adele = yes, Me = definitely not) World-wide fame and adoring fans (Adele = yes, Me = sadly no!) Front-cover of both British and US Vogue (Adele = yes and wow!, Me = not anytime soon ever) However, what we do haveContinue reading “If it is good enough for Adele, it’s good enough for me”

Ask me anything: How do I switch off without a drink?

As a certified This Naked Mind coach, I’m happy to answer any questions you may have about how you can take back control of your drinking. If you have a question please send it to me at rachael@inspiredtochange.com.au Question: My life is busy and I have a drink at the end of the day toContinue reading “Ask me anything: How do I switch off without a drink?”

How alcohol-free drinks helped me take a break from booze

When I decided to take a break from alcohol one of my biggest concerns was what to drink instead, especially in social situations. Drinking is such an integral part of socialising that life without alcohol brought up images of everyone clinking their glasses of wine while I sat forlornly in a corner nursing a plasticContinue reading “How alcohol-free drinks helped me take a break from booze”

My love / hate relationship with drinking

I can’t pinpoint exactly when my relationship with drinking turned from being casual to something a bit more toxic. The analogy of the frog in boiling water helps to explain this. The story goes that if you were to put a frog in boiling water it would jump straight out but if you put itContinue reading “My love / hate relationship with drinking”

How to socialise when you’re not drinking

Until I decided to take a break from drinking I didn’t realise how much my social life revolved around alcohol. Catch up with the girls = long lunch with wine Birthday celebration = pop the champers Date night at a restaurant = what’s on the wine list? I was worried that if I took aContinue reading “How to socialise when you’re not drinking”

Beer yoga is now a thing – is nowhere safe from our expanding drinking culture?

A craft brewery near me hosts beer yoga sessions – named beer and bend – that they market as the perfect way to end the day. Is it really? The location is fantastic. I can imagine doing yoga on a lawn overlooking the river as the sun goes down. But adding a beer into theContinue reading “Beer yoga is now a thing – is nowhere safe from our expanding drinking culture?”

A year after ditching the drink – a letter to myself

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”