Things that Almost Broke me when I Quit Drinking. Part 2 of 3: Who am I?

Drinking was my hobby. It was my go-to solution when I was happy, sad, celebrating, stressed. Or at least I thought it was a solution. Boy, was I deluded! This delusion stemmed from a lifetime of drinking, living in a high functioning alcoholic society and an upbringing where alcohol supposedly fixed everything. I knew no … Continue reading Things that Almost Broke me when I Quit Drinking. Part 2 of 3: Who am I?

Things that Almost Broke me when I Quit Drinking. Part 1 of 3: Setting Personal Boundaries.

Inspired by your comments, feedback and ideas over the past 12 months, this is part 1 in a 3 part series. The purpose of this series is to confront the three things that almost broke me after I made the decision to quit drinking, 17 months ago. Here in part 1, I share my struggle … Continue reading Things that Almost Broke me when I Quit Drinking. Part 1 of 3: Setting Personal Boundaries.

Team New Zealand: winners of the 35th America’s Cup πŸ†

This morning before work, most of the nation woke early to watch THE RACE. We've been holding out for THE RACE for years... 14 years to be precise! That was the last time we won the America's Cup. The last regatta, 2013, Team Oracle USA won (I won't get into the speculations around cheating πŸ˜†). … Continue reading Team New Zealand: winners of the 35th America’s Cup πŸ†

Alcoholfree living: taking time out for yourself is OK.

On Friday, a common question we ask each other is "What are your plans for the weekend?" Heading into this weekend, my answer was "As little as possible." I often get blank stares when I answer like this. I think it's because people expect me to responsd with a long, dramatic series of activities. Reciting long … Continue reading Alcoholfree living: taking time out for yourself is OK.

Day 2: My Sober Vegas Vacation πŸœπŸŒ΄πŸŒ†

Where do I start... this place is amazing! Fitbit tells me we walked 22km yesterday and 10.5km today. My feet agree! But really, you're wondering whether or not I have fallen prey to the bright lights, glitz and glamour and started drinking?ο»Ώ Day 1: at the brink of hitting the drink Yesterday I almost caved. … Continue reading Day 2: My Sober Vegas Vacation πŸœπŸŒ΄πŸŒ†

My Sober Vegas Vacation Kicks Off! How to Think Past the Drink. βœˆοΈ

After a 12 hour direct flite from Auckland, New Zealand, we arrived safely in Los Angeles. The warmth! The beautiful accent of the people! The free flowing alcohol. ✈️ Quick side note: if you're wondering what this post is about, you can read more about My Sober Vegas Vacation here. Back to the story. From the moment … Continue reading My Sober Vegas Vacation Kicks Off! How to Think Past the Drink. βœˆοΈ