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Ask me anything: What does it mean to be sober curious

Question: What does it mean to be sober curious? Answer: The Macquarie Dictionary has shortlisted ‘sober curious’ for its Word of the Year 2021, defining it as ‘having an interest in reducing one’s consumption of alcohol or in giving it up altogether’.  The fact that sober curious is being considered as a new term thatContinue reading “Ask me anything: What does it mean to be sober curious”

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Ask me anything: How do I manage negative emotions without alcohol?

Question: I’m upset, sad or down. My first instinct is to reach for a drink to ‘drown my sorrows’. How do I cope with negative emotions without turning to alcohol? Answer: The fact that we have a phrase to describe how we drink to cope with sad feelings – drowning our sorrows – shows justContinue reading “Ask me anything: How do I manage negative emotions without alcohol?”

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”

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