Hi friends! It's been a while. How's things? Are you keeping well? Have you started putting Christmas decorations out yet?!? Since we were last in touch, a lot had been going on. That's kind of why I have been a bit absent ... my social media has dropped considerably now that I'm learning new (alcohol … Continue reading 689 days once my last drink
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
This weekend I spent a day with five lovely ladies on a Bali-style yoga retreat. Prior to booking, inner voice #1 said: 'It sounds wonderful but it's a bit expensive.' Then voice #2 snapped back: 'What are you talking about, it equates to a week's worth of drinking money and you NEVER batted an eyelid … Continue reading Mini yoga retreat! 🌺🦋🔆🌿
It's 7am Saturday morning as I write to you from Whangamata, New Zealand with a coffee in hand. It's a delicious 21*C which is pretty warm for us Kiwis. We said goodbye to summer and hello to autumn on 1 March (two days ago) - the opposite seasons to our friends in the northern hemisphere. … Continue reading 2018: an update and long overdue apology.
Rather than waking up with a typical New Year's Day hangover, I am waking up fresh and fit. Today I'm celebrating one year off the booze at a week-long yoga retreat in Bali. I remember 2017 New Year's Day vividly - a pounding headache and an argument with my partner. That's when I said I'M … Continue reading New Year’s Day: Celebrating One year Alcoholfree 🎉🌿❤️
How's everyone? It's good to be back. I've missed your writing. I haven't gone back to the booze which has been amazing. 🌿 Tomorrow will be our last day or work before we all break for the summer holidays. And only a week until my one year soberversary! You may not remember but one promise … Continue reading Hello I’m back
This weekend I discovered a new tool that helped me bat away numerous, awkward 'Why aren't you drinking?' questions. We had a large family reunion with loads of drinking involved. My secret weapon? A rental car! I had to take a short flight then rental to get there. So, when the endless stream of questions … Continue reading Alcoholfree living: the power of the rental car.
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.
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.