Hi everyone The other day, my little Nomo app told me I'm 500 days alcohol free. Next month, I'll be 18 months alcohol free. You've been an instrumental part of my journey, thank you for your motivation, tips and ideas along the way. Time flies! I wondered what might be a meaningful topic to share … Continue reading No Wine I’m Fine – 17 months on
To celebrate my one year soberversary on New Years Day, I saved my drinking money and went on a ten-day yoga retreat in Bali, Indonesia. It was one of the most powerful, eye-opening experiences I've ever had. If you're on Twitter, you can find lots of photos from our daily yoga, meditation, beach workouts and … Continue reading Through the looking glass: the power of Theta healing 🌿🙏🏼
This year, I committed to overcoming my lifelong delusional perspective that alcohol was awesome. It's not been easy but on the whole, so far so good. Not a glass of wine has entered my body, or any other alcoholic drinks for that matter. To enable me to do this, I'm taking a multi-dimensional approach: Physical: … Continue reading Growing self confidence: learning to say NO.
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.
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
It's been four days since we arrived home safely in New Zealand. I've taken time to reflect on our vacation and put together some observations. I thought these might be useful if you're planning a vacation and are dreading the prospect of being alcoholfree like I was... especially if you are going with heavy drinkers … Continue reading Learnings from My Sober Vegas Vacation
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🙏🏼