🏞The ultimate sober challenge: weekend away with friends 🏞

Sunday night and we just got home from a weekend away with friends. Lots of fun, laughs and yes, LOTS of alcohol.  Friday: the drinking kicks off From before we arrived on Friday night, it had already begun. Friends who beat us to the hotel were already 'on it'. And fair enough - drinking is … Continue reading 🏞The ultimate sober challenge: weekend away with friends 🏞

🦋Day 103: Sober and thankful… it’s the small things 🦋

Thankful for not getting boozed last night. Thankful for waking up energetic and with a clear head, marking day 103 on my sobriety tracker. Yay! 🦋 Thankful for my wildly windy hill walk after the cyclone this morning. The sea views were stunning and the colours were breathtaking.  Thankful for warm hot cross buns with … Continue reading 🦋Day 103: Sober and thankful… it’s the small things 🦋

🔥The power of clear head during civil defence emergencies🔥

This morning New Zealand woke up to flooding across parts of the country. Evaluations from homes, schools and businesses took place during the night and continue in some areas this morning. More rainfall is expected over the next 24 hours. Waking up to civil defence emergencies, while it can be scary, sadly, it is not … Continue reading 🔥The power of clear head during civil defence emergencies🔥

🙏🏼Day 92: Dancing in the rain through meditation🙏🏼

One aspect of my sobriety journey is meditation. I've played around the fringes but on reflection, never GOT IT. So today I took the plunge, heading off to a local modern Buddhist centre for a day long meditation retreat. I was petrified! But I should not have been... it was a profound, grounding experience that … Continue reading 🙏🏼Day 92: Dancing in the rain through meditation🙏🏼