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10 Reasons To Get Sober This Fall

Uncategorized Aug 18, 2021

10 REASONS TO GET SOBER THIS FALL

Are you still trying to find a reason to pursue your sober-curious dreams? 

Let me be the first to tell you that the grass is definitely greener on this side.

I’ve got 10 reasons for you to take the sober plunge today! 

  1. No more headaches, hangovers, or dates with your toilet. 
  2. No more “sorry I can’t make it today” texts. 
  3. Gaining confidence through taking care of yourself. 
  4. Working through past trauma, you didn’t even know you had and finding peace. 
  5. No more disappointing family and friends. 
  6. No more wondering if you’re a bad person (heads up, it’s the booze, not you). 
  7. Meeting sober friends who “get it” is the best feeling in the world. You’re not alone. 
  8. Developing new skills and hobbies with sober free time. 
  9. Finding new passions in life that aren’t dulled by alcohol. 
  10. No more post-drinking depression. 

Now, I know...

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9 TIPS TO HELP YOU STAY SOBER

Uncategorized Aug 14, 2021

9 TIPS TO HELP YOU STAY SOBER

August 18th, 2021, I celebrated nine years of sobriety!

I love this day and think that you should celebrate your sobriety celebrate everyday!

Every year I am humbled on this day. 

To see where my life was to where my life is now is a complete 180.  

The one change I made to my life compounded into the life I have always wanted.

As each year passes, I continue to learn and grow as a person.  I love it.

Even in the year 2021, when the world has been so heavy, I remained SOBER. 

So to celebrate sobriety and in the hopes of spreading it further, I wanted to share my top nine tips with you that have helped me in my recovery journey this far.

This journey is not comfortable, but one that is so worth it. 

Here are 9 tips to stay sober for my 9th sobriety birthday!

  1. One Day At A Time - Keep this journey simply by staying in today! I know it's easy to future trip, but it will just cause more anxiety.  Live in today.
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National Sober Day - Here's How YOU Can Celebrate!

Uncategorized Aug 03, 2021

National Sober Day - Here's How YOU Can Celebrate!

National Sober Day falls on September 14th, but we all know that sober is worth celebrating each day! National Sober Day gives us a day to celebrate nationwide with others fighting the same battle. 

This day encourages sober and non-sober people to celebrate those around them living in sobriety. This day also lands right in the middle of National Recovery Month. It’s important to be loud and proud during this month. Through community walks, seminars, documentaries, and rallies, Americans push for change and advocate for those in recovery.

So, how can you celebrate and advocate in your own way? 

Today, as the founder of this national holiday, I'm going to give you TEN ways you can celebrate National Sober Day!

  • Share your story.

 

Sharing your story is more powerful than you might think. Somewhere out there, there is likely someone that follows you, knowing that you’re sober. Sharing your story can...

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Fall Inspired Mocktail Recipes You Won't Want to Miss

Uncategorized Aug 03, 2021

Fall Inspired Mocktail Recipes You Won't Want to Miss.

As the seasons change, so do my mocktail ingredients! 

Making drinks at home is a way for me to be creative and make a treat for myself. Just because you’re sober or cutting back doesn’t mean you can’t have that fancy drink with dinner. 

These mocktail recipes are inspired by the cozy fall season. You’re sure to find a new favorite with this lineup. 

If you make one of these, tag me on Instagram so I can see! I love to see other sober women getting creative with mocktails. 

Hot drinks

  1. Cozy Tea Toddy

This mocktail has immune-boosting spices! Perfect for if you’re feeling a little under the weather. Plus, the recipe makes eight servings, so you can save to warm up later. 

  1. Hot Not Toddy

Another tea-based classic. You can make this one for yourself and even share with the kids!

  1. Zero-Proof Hot Buttered Rum

This recipe is described as a “buttery spice fueled drink...

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How to Tell a Friend You Need Space in Sobriety

Uncategorized Jul 12, 2021

How to Tell a Friend You Need Space in Sobriety.

 

Each person experiences different, unique feelings during recovery and will require different levels of support. 

There will be times when you’ll need extra love and moments when you need space. The people around you will want to support you as much as possible, but you have a right to ask for space whenever you need it. 

Today we’re going to chat about how to ask for some breathing room! 

Reasons you might need space.

There are a few different ways you could need space. You might have too many people trying to feed you advice, and even though it’s coming from a good place, that can get overwhelming! 

Or, you could be facing judgment in a negative way from friends or family. Maybe they don’t fully understand your decision and are having trouble adjusting. Whether you’re facing a positive or negative overwhelm, you might need a break

Overwhelm can also come from too...

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How to Quit Drinking When Your Partner Isn't Sober

Uncategorized Jul 03, 2021

How to Quit Drinking When Your Partner Isn't Sober.

 

Deciding that you’re ready to give up alcohol is a brave choice! I’m willing to bet that you’re tired of hangovers and drunk arguments. If you’re not careful, alcohol can put a huuuuge strain on any relationship. 

When they say drinking alcohol is like pouring gasoline on your anxiety, which goes for relationships. People often say things they don’t mean and end up being more hurtful than helpful. 

Today, I want to talk about sticking to your *sober* guns.

Even though you’re in a relationship, you’re still an individual. You’ve got to do what’s right for you, your body, and your mind. 

Make sure they understand your reasoning.

To get your partner on board with your choice, you’ll need to help them understand your reasoning. They likely already know your feelings toward alcohol, but having a genuine conversation will be key. 

Now, let me be clear...

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5 Ways to Naturally Heal Your Body In Sobriety

Uncategorized Jun 10, 2021

5 Ways to Naturally Heal Your Body In Sobriety.

 

 

  • Make sleep a priority.

 Have you used alcohol to sleep? Or had crazy sleep patterns from binge drinking? Believe it or not, alcohol actually disrupts healthy sleep patterns. So, while it might make you feel drowsy, it’s still not doing the job. Luckily, you can turn this around! By cutting out alcohol, you can improve your sleep cycle. 

Here’s how - develop a routine and stick to it. There are so many tricks to help your body wind down and get to sleep. For example - reading, herbal tea, calming music, meditation, journaling, etc. Find something that works for YOU! 

Try this nighttime GOLD tea from Organifi to ease you right into sweet dreams! They use high-quality, great-tasting ingredients. This tea is perfect for bedtime or when you need to hit the pause button. 

It may take time to nail down your perfect sleep routine, but once you do, stick to it! Over time, you’ll adjust to...

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How to go on a Sober Vacation-relax, recharge, and avoid triggers

Uncategorized Jun 04, 2021

How to go on a sober vacay - relax, recharge, and avoid triggers.

Going on vacation after a year-long lockdown seems wild, but then add in the fact that you’ve gone alcohol-free. Your view on “vacation” has probably done a complete 180. 

That’s okay! Today, we will chat about how to handle those changes and still have the vacation of your dreams - even if it’s in your own backyard. 

Alcohol marketers would have you believe that binge drinking is a must on vacation. 

But when we break it down, that is total nonsense. 

Think about it - why do you go on vacation? 

Probably because:

  • You need a break from chaotic work life
  • You need to hit the reset button on your mental health
  • You’re searching for peace, tranquility, and quality time with family and friends. 

To do those things, alcohol is not necessary! In fact, downing drinks will hinder you from achieving those vacation goals. 

When you come home, you want to...

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How to throw an Alcohol-Free Summer Party!

Uncategorized Jun 02, 2021

How to Throw an Alcohol-Free Summer Party! 

 

Summer is officially here, and after a very long 12+ months of being stuck inside, I’m ready to party! Sunshine, tasty drinks, grilled food, and close friends - I’m here for all of it. 

Now, you might be wondering how to do this while staying sober. I hear you! 

There are a few things going on when we talk about creating a safe environment for socializing this summer. 

  1. By hosting your own event, you can avoid triggers and stay in control. Today, I’ll talk about how to do just that. 
  2. Because we’ve been inside for so long, our social skills need some dusting off. I’ll also discuss how you can put your social anxiety worries at ease. 

Just because you’re living an alcohol-free life doesn’t mean that you have to sit around and drink water by yourself. Hell no. 

Summer parties are for sober people too. 

Some of the most vibrant and fun people I know are...

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5 Ways To Quit Drinking Without AA

Uncategorized May 27, 2021

There’s this awesome trend going around the internet called sober curiosity. More and more women and men are looking at the way they consume alcohol and are wondering if it’d be better to just NOT. And for good reason, there’s loads of perks to going sober and loads of disadvantages to regular drinking. 

Thinking about getting sober and being sober curious is one of the first steps to getting clean. Then comes the research and wondering if you have to join AA to quit drinking successfully.

But truth be told,
AA is not for everyone. Don’t get me wrong, there are great advantages to joining the free Alcoholics Anonymous program, like accountability and tried and true steps. But, if you’re looking to go sober more quietly, there is help out there for you, too!

If you’ve tried AA before and it didn’t work for you, there’s still hope to get clean and sober.

Let’s dig into some ways you can quit drinking without AA.

 

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