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The issue of issues

My fight with sugar has brought me to what I feel is the main issue of my addictive personality; self-hatred. I feel so awful that I have difficulty leaving the house because I feel everybody has the right to hurt … Continue reading...

An Alcoholic Walks Into a Pain Doc’s Office…

Lest you think I am starting the new year with a bad attitude, I’m here to tell you I woke up full of piss and vinegar. That could be because I am actually on steroids. I went to an orthopedic surgeon yesterday, convinced I had bone cancer, only to find that the radiating pain in […]

Here’s a New One – Embarrassed By My Sobriety?

The holidays are all over but the paying of credit card bills… and they were wonderful. I was in Florida for the better part of two weeks, and I embraced family, drooling dogs and long beach walks. And after six months of careful eating, it was also a food-fest. I ate more carbs in two weeks […]

Online summit mindfulness & meditation

Hello, Soundstrue organizes another (free) online summit on the subject of mindfulness and meditation. Sign up here. Start date is the 22nd of January. I am happy that I quit drinking. I am currently taking another dive into my now … Continue reading ?

Peer pressure – and that at my age…

Yesterday I was at a fair with several booths selling alcohol free drinks. One booth had a tasting going on. The drinks were not soda drinks but alcohol free imitations which were made with alcohol and then the alcohol got … Continue reading ?

Standard unit of alcohol differs per country

Just found out that the worldwide standard unit for alcohol differs per country. That is so strange.  The UK has a 8 gram glass but the Canada and the US have a 13,6  and 14 gram standard. This is from … Continue reading ?

Monday Celebration Roundup

Happy Day 50 to LateTrier Happy Day 50 to HatTrick! Happy Day 50 to Jaded! Happy Day 50 to SeeLizSkip! Happy Day 50 to Lotus Lady! Happy Day 50 to DaFroDoctor! Happy Day 50 to Stargirl! Happy Day 50 to MindfulMe! Happy Day 50 to Janey! Happy Day 50 to Ina! Happy Day 50 to […]

0:00 deadline surfing

Handed in my business plan for my project in a contest. The deadline was 7 january 2018. I handed it in at 0:00. Worked my ass off to get it done. Obviously my computer got stuck at the last moment … Continue reading ?

Emotional sobriety

I think I have come to the point where I can say that for me, with my addictive personality and the way my body reacts to things I can not be emotionally sober without quitting sugar. As far as I … Continue reading ?

The spiral of learning

Learning. My ´no chocolate´ diet is running for about 7 days now and suddenly I get the urge to walk to the shop and get some. So I thought I would go here and write. Not about chocolate. But about … Continue reading ?

Audio: Dating

This is an audio clip from Sober Podcast #219 sent to sober podcast members. Rehc asked for a personalized audio about dating, as a sober person, especially when you meet someone magical and think “holy, this is the one!” I have a mix of softy-softy and kick-ass in this audio, and am a bit more […]

2018 is going to be great!

Heya, Hope you had a good, healthy, joyful start of the year 2018. I did! I quit eating chocolate about 7 days ago, slipped once but wow, I am feeling sooo much better.  I’m BACK! Did and did not know … Continue reading ?

when i don’t drink, i feel better about me

written at 9:30 a.m. local time today i’m proud of myself. it’s silent, early morning, up before most of the locals on a holiday. the upstairs neighbours are away. quiet. i can actually hear birds, it’s like the shortest day of the year has really passed, and we’re into something new. it’s not raining. it’s […]

Has Kombucha Gotten a Bad Rap?

Often touted as a miracle elixir, Kombucha offers a plethora of health benefits. For those who don’t know, Kombucha is a fermented beverage made from tea, sugar, bacteria, and yeast. It’s available in most health food stores in a variety of flavored tea combinations. Of course anything that’s fermented contains trace amounts of alcohol and...

Is Your Neighborhood Making You Sick?

I used to live in a neighborhood blanketed in liquor stores, dive bars, and convenience stores that sold beer until two in the morning – even on Christmas. My old apartment building smelled so much like pot you’d have thought a herd of skunks lived next door. Drunk people screamed at each other outside my...

Photos: Christmas / Changing Seasons

Photography Assignment: Christmas The goal for this assignment was to take a photo of something christmas-y OR a photo to indicate changing seasons. Thanks to everyone who sent in pictures, this post is now closed to new submissions.      This post is now closed to new submissions.    

Audio: Community

Happy Merry HoHo. I wanted to share this full-length episode from my sober podcast series. It’s called “Community” (SP231) and it’s about an hour long! why does online sober support work? and how does it work … like, what is it about having a community of sober people that helps us to feel not so […]

The power of the earth behind me

From Sober in Richmond (The Solstice Guy): “I started my 100 Day challenge on Winter Solstice [and is celebrating 3 years sober tomorrow] … If there is anyone out there who needs some motivation to start – perhaps they can do the Solstice to Solstice. It really helped me to have the power of the whole […]

Hole in the soul

I want to write but somehow I do not finish a post and when I do I re-read it (NEW) and start changing stuff (NEW) until I get lost and then start a new post. That has been going on … Continue reading ?

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