Day 79 and the desire to drink has dwindled considerably. Slowly but surely, Annie Grace's This Naked Mind is sinking in. I'm thankful to Annie and other podcasters, bloggers , friends and family who have supported and provided inspiration along the way. Most of all, I'm thankful to my patient, supportive and loving partner. If … Continue reading Day 79: can an alcohol free life become the new normal?
People are busy. Some people seem to enjoy 'out-busying' others. It's like there's this weird one-upmanship thing going on. Are we supposed to be impressed by the busy factor? Next time someone tries to out-busy you, quietly observe their demeanour. Often, I observe that when people relay their busy factor (e.g.school drop offs, cricket practice, mum-in-laws … Continue reading Early sobriety: the power of solo retreats.
Today I'm laying out what's behind the name NoWineI'mFine as a two-minute read. In doing so, I'm hoping to help you prepare for society's reactions when they learn you are newly alcohol-free. Loving wine At the risk of stating the obvious, one of the first things a newbie blogger needs to sort out is a … Continue reading Behind the scenes of NoWineImFine
Alcohol. It's the norm. It's what we DO. 'Going for a drink' is what's expected from our heavy drinking culture. But come on, let's be honest, it was never just 'a drink'. It was always more that that. Or, it was for me. So on 1 January 2017 when I declared to my partner (with … Continue reading Welcome