As someone who spends loads of time on Pinterest, you would think that the entire blogosphere is waking up at 5 AM and drinking a glass of hot lemon water before reciting their mantras. Morning routines are the “it” thing in health and wellness right now, but it’s honestly not without reason. Books like The […]
I recently finished the wonderfully hilarious and relatable Sober Diaries by Clare Pooley and one of the countless good points she brought up revolves around the public perception of sobriety and not drinking alcohol. I’m paraphrasing, but she laments about how quitting smoking is viewed as this triumphant act. It receives a pat on the back and […]
In sobriety, there is always a fear of the dreaded relapse. Am I going to screw this up? Will I end up back where I was? In fact, according to Alcohol.org, 40-60% of us will relapse at some point in our recovery. The good news is that you don’t necessarily have to be one of […]
At some point on this journey (maybe it happened already), you’re going to be faced with a high-stress situation that threatens your sobriety. Some moment is going to hit you hard and make you want to drink. It could be a bad day at work, a fight with a partner or close friend, or a […]
First, let me start by saying that I am in no way a perfect example of what I’m about to preach to you all today, but I am trying! And that all I want you to do for now. Start trying to make good nutrition a priority in your sobriety.
No matter how old we are, peer pressure can still have incredible influence over our lives. Our friends put pressure on us, and we do it back to them. It can be pressure to have a piece of cake when we’re trying to eat better, pressure to stay out one more hour even though you have work the next day, or pressure to drink alcohol when you’re trying to stay sober.