How to Survive a Sober Christmas by Sober Fish

So you’ve taken the plunge and decided that Christmas 2018 will be a hangover-free, guilt-free, joyous occasion, but you have no idea how you’re going to crack it? Here are some of my top tips to help you wake up in 2019 happy and poison free - Stop romanticising....

Guest Blog – ‘Alcohol and Mental Hell’ by Courtney

Have you noticed that the words 'alcohol' and 'anxiety' both have seven letters in them? This means when you write them out, one under the other, they are pretty much the same length on the page. To me, this is a symbolic way of how aligned and in-tune alcohol and...

Guest Blog – ‘Peace of Mind’ by Claire

Like a lot of people, I started drinking as a teenager and loved it, mainly because it made me more confident in social situations and I considered myself to be shy without it. I continued with this attitude throughout my life (now I am 36), believing alcohol made me...

Guest Blog – ‘From Hangovers to Happiness’ by Mel

'Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving'.  Terry Pratchett - A Hat Full of Sky My name is Mel and I have been sober since 6 July 2018. It hasn't been an easy journey to give up drinking but right now I know it’s been the best decision I have...

Guest Blog – ‘The Rose-tinted Fakery of Alcohol’ by Emma

This time last year, I was a teacher living in London, in her own place, doing 'well' to the outside world, but underneath the carefully constructed facade, I was actually drowning. I had begun what I now affectionately refer to as my 'final descent to rock bottom'....

Guest Blog – ‘Sober Revelations’ by Kate

I had been sober and 'kiss free' for 13 months before I felt I was ready to plunge back into the world of internet dating. I downloaded the dating app 'Bumble' and started swiping. Almost immediately, I saw a friend from childhood who I hadn’t spoken to since I was 8...

Guest Blog ‘My Awakening’ by Jackie

When I was 17 years old, I started my first dream job as a trainee Zoo Keeper. I was shy and uncomfortable around people and had always said I would never drink or smoke because I’d seen how alcohol affected people and didn’t like it. I’d been invited out by my work...

If wine were a donut …

I don’t know about you but donuts are not something I buy myself. I don’t crave them. I don’t look at them in a shop and think ‘oooo, I’d love a donut’ or eat my dinner and then think ‘a donut would finish that off nicely’. In fact, the only time I ever ate donuts or...

Guest blog ‘Get Sober and Start Living’ by Stephen

It's been 18 years since I had my last drink and sometimes it's easy to forget how difficult this journey has been for my loved ones and me. Most of my drinking career involved a conscious effort at 'mindful drinking', if that’s what you want to call it. I started...

Guest blog ‘Life On The Other Side’ by Emma

Hello, my name is Emma, I'm 43 years young and I started living on the 23rd October 2016. I'd been drinking on all different levels since the age of 13. It started with just sips of beer or Thunderbirds, but I already knew that I enjoyed the feeling of being tipsy....

Guest blog ‘The Tricks of the Mind’ by Ann-Marie

My story is probably similar to a lot of people that struggle with addiction; I was tricked by my own mind. I thought that I could moderate, but deep down, I knew that alcohol was destroying me physically, mentally and spiritually. I'd always had a troubled...

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How to Survive a Sober Christmas by Sober Fish

So you’ve taken the plunge and decided that Christmas 2018 will be a hangover-free, guilt-free, joyous occasion, but you have no idea how you’re going to crack it? Here are some of my top tips to help you wake up in 2019 happy and poison free - Stop romanticising....

Guest Blog – ‘Alcohol and Mental Hell’ by Courtney

Have you noticed that the words 'alcohol' and 'anxiety' both have seven letters in them? This means when you write them out, one under the other, they are pretty much the same length on the page. To me, this is a symbolic way of how aligned and in-tune alcohol and...

Guest Blog – ‘Peace of Mind’ by Claire

Like a lot of people, I started drinking as a teenager and loved it, mainly because it made me more confident in social situations and I considered myself to be shy without it. I continued with this attitude throughout my life (now I am 36), believing alcohol made me...

Guest Blog – ‘From Hangovers to Happiness’ by Mel

'Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving'.  Terry Pratchett - A Hat Full of Sky My name is Mel and I have been sober since 6 July 2018. It hasn't been an easy journey to give up drinking but right now I know it’s been the best decision I have...

Guest Blog – ‘The Rose-tinted Fakery of Alcohol’ by Emma

This time last year, I was a teacher living in London, in her own place, doing 'well' to the outside world, but underneath the carefully constructed facade, I was actually drowning. I had begun what I now affectionately refer to as my 'final descent to rock bottom'....

Guest Blog – ‘Sober Revelations’ by Kate

I had been sober and 'kiss free' for 13 months before I felt I was ready to plunge back into the world of internet dating. I downloaded the dating app 'Bumble' and started swiping. Almost immediately, I saw a friend from childhood who I hadn’t spoken to since I was 8...

Guest Blog ‘My Awakening’ by Jackie

When I was 17 years old, I started my first dream job as a trainee Zoo Keeper. I was shy and uncomfortable around people and had always said I would never drink or smoke because I’d seen how alcohol affected people and didn’t like it. I’d been invited out by my work...

If wine were a donut …

I don’t know about you but donuts are not something I buy myself. I don’t crave them. I don’t look at them in a shop and think ‘oooo, I’d love a donut’ or eat my dinner and then think ‘a donut would finish that off nicely’. In fact, the only time I ever ate donuts or...

Guest blog ‘Get Sober and Start Living’ by Stephen

It's been 18 years since I had my last drink and sometimes it's easy to forget how difficult this journey has been for my loved ones and me. Most of my drinking career involved a conscious effort at 'mindful drinking', if that’s what you want to call it. I started...

Guest blog ‘Life On The Other Side’ by Emma

Hello, my name is Emma, I'm 43 years young and I started living on the 23rd October 2016. I'd been drinking on all different levels since the age of 13. It started with just sips of beer or Thunderbirds, but I already knew that I enjoyed the feeling of being tipsy....

Guest blog ‘The Tricks of the Mind’ by Ann-Marie

My story is probably similar to a lot of people that struggle with addiction; I was tricked by my own mind. I thought that I could moderate, but deep down, I knew that alcohol was destroying me physically, mentally and spiritually. I'd always had a troubled...

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