10 Reasons To Stay Sober During The Holidays

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Tis the season to be jolly…for most people, that is. However, for others, it can be a season of anxiety about staying sober during the holidays. This will be my ninth holiday season without alcohol as the centerpiece, and I can attest, while it may seem scary at first, the holidays are SO much better sober and you CAN avoid … Read More

Dear Alcohol, This Is Goodbye.

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Oh dear friend Alcohol, what a long, weary road we have traveled together… When I first met you at the ripe age of 15, I had no idea what an impact you would make on my life – and not the good kind, unfortunately. I hate to tell you, but no one starts out their relationship to you with the … Read More

6 Ways I Have Fun Without Alcohol

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Getting sober is one thing. Staying sober means we must adapt to a new lifestyle without our old ways of “letting loose.” The biggest fear most people have about stepping into a life of sobriety usually sounds like this: “But how will I have fun?” “What if they think I’m lame?” “Is my social life over?” It’s natural to wonder what “fun” is … Read More

Sober Holidays: Get In The Spirit Without The Spirits

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It’s that time of year when there is certainly no shortage of parties to attend where getting liquored up and the chances of making the bad Santa kinds of decisions tend to be probable if you’re anything like I was. I can remember back to my last drunken company Christmas party. It was during the height of my drinking and … Read More

Seeing Things With New Eyes

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Last weekend I shared a post on my Instagram, and it was a very powerful and shifting realization for me. So, I figured I should share it here with you as well. As I was sitting in my backyard, early on Saturday morning, I was enjoying my homemade BulletProof coffee with my dog, Elly, and I ironically found myself enjoying … Read More