Over the last few days, I've been getting a tonne of inspiration from the Self-Acceptance Online Summit. It's free, is still running... it's not too late to sign up. Here's the link: https://www.soundstrue.com/store/self-acceptance-summit/free-access To be honest, I wasn't too sure what to expect when signing up. I hadn't heard of Sounds True, Danielle LaPorte, Caroline … Continue reading Come join us! The 2017 Self-Acceptance Online Summit. 🔆
Last week I faced several days of full on alcohol temptation... a work conference out of town. Since quitting drinking in January, this was the first time in a loooong time that I got mildly panicky about being in an environment I'd typically imbibe. Work conferences have loads of free booze, trade stalls, food and … Continue reading Alcoholfree Living: Beating temptation.
Where has time gone! It's a crazy concept, realising I've gone to this long without alcohol. On New Year's Day, everyone scoffed at my decision to quit drinking. They thought it was just another hungover, pointless, flakey New Year's resolution. So did I. "They didn't think I had the guts or the grit to stick at it. … Continue reading Alcoholfree living: eight months today 🔆
I was having a great Sunday. Morning meditation, spring cleaning (throwing junk away is so therapeutic!) and having lunch with a friend. Then the phone rung. It was a family member who, in my view, is a difficult person. I got off the phone, seething with frustration and disappointment that this person could be so … Continue reading The Art of Acceptance: Dealing with Difficult People.
As we say goodbye to winter and hello to spring, the longer days and warmer temps are a long-overdue treat. And I'm now at the point where I don't want to drink anymore. As you may have seen in previous posts, Wellington (that's capital city of New Zealand) has had a long, dark, wet and … Continue reading I don’t want to drink anymore.
Had a few issues with my WordPress account lately so despite not being on here much, I've missed you guys 'n gals! I draw so much inspiration and clever tips from you and enjoy testing them. Then, depending on how it goes, implementing thing more fully. So thank you! Despite being smack bang in the … Continue reading Goodbye alcohol! 🔆
What a whirlwind seven months it's been! Through all the ups and down, I wouldn't change it for the world. My only regret is, why didn't I do this years ago?!?!? I guess I was too stuck in my own ways. After all, everyone around around me drinks alcohol. Frequently drinking and / or boasting … Continue reading Seven months sober
Have you heard stories about people who, after quitting drinking, they dream they were drinking again? You yourself may be one of these people. As of today, I am one of these people. After almost seven months off the sauce, I had largely dismissed this alcohol dreaming thing. But after last night, I know know … Continue reading Recounting my first alcohol nightmare!
Welcome to Sunday morning from New Zealand. While many of you are enjoying your long, warm summer days (catch some rays for me!), it's mid-winter here. Boy it's been wild! We've had storms, power cuts and floods in some areas ... thankfully, no-one's been hurt. It's almost 9:30am and I'm just waiting for a friend … Continue reading The beauty of Sunday breakfast.
Since my last drink at New Years, the small things seem to be making the biggest impact. Let's take Friday and Saturday nights, for example... Friday and / or Saturday nights used to be drinking nights. I was always able to find lame excuse (a party, birthday, farewell or promotion) that ultimately gave rise to … Continue reading Alcoholfree living: Loving the weekends.