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Ask me anything: Will taking a break affect my relationship?

Question:  I want to take a break from drinking but I’m worried it will change my relationship with my partner. Any advice? Answer: One of my main concerns when I stopped drinking was how it would affect my relationship. I saw drinking as an important part of our lives and I was worried that thingsContinue reading “Ask me anything: Will taking a break affect my relationship?”

Why mangoes are easier to moderate than wine

Mangoes are my favourite fruit. Not only do they taste amazing, but the mere taste of mango also conjures up summer – holidays, sunshine and relaxation. So what does that have to do with moderation you may ask? Well, as much as I love mangoes I’ve never had to moderate my consumption of them. Sure,Continue reading “Why mangoes are easier to moderate than wine”

Six tips to help you go alcohol free this January

If you overindulged this festive season and have decided to take a break from booze during January, these top six tips will help you enjoy the experience rather than white knuckle it through the month. And, if you’re planning on taking a longer break from alcohol, then this may just be the kick start youContinue reading “Six tips to help you go alcohol free this January”

Ask me anything: How do I navigate end-of-year festivities?

Question: I’m taking a break from drinking but there are a lot of end-of-year parties and get-togethers coming up. Any tips for getting through this boozy period? Answer: Drinking is very much associated with the festive season. Work parties, end-of-year get-togethers with friends, Christmas lunches, holiday drinks. Whatever the social occasions you have on your calendar, this canContinue reading “Ask me anything: How do I navigate end-of-year festivities?”

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”

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?”

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”