Swapping one drink for another – which drink is best?

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?”

I thought ditching alcohol would mean switching the light off

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”

Alcohol and Me – a dysfunctional love story

My relationship with alcohol is the story of an on again-off again, highly dysfunctional love affair. Booze has been my buddy throughout most of my adult life – my partying friend, my shoulder to cry on and a supporter when I was feeling stressed. Or so I thought. Alcohol was more like an abusive partnerContinue reading “Alcohol and Me – a dysfunctional love story”