When People Aren’t Supportive of Your Sobriety

You’ve decided to get sober – an awesome decision to support your physical and mental well-being that will radiate outwards to benefit so many areas of your life. When you share your decision with a select few who are close to you early on in your sobriety, they show you support and encourage your decision. That’s… Continue reading When People Aren’t Supportive of Your Sobriety

Breaking Your Drinking Cycle

Do you feel like you’re stuck in a cycle when it comes to your drinking? Do you find yourself asking why you can’t seem to stay sober past a certain amount of days? Are you beating yourself up for yet again landing back at day one, wondering if it’ll ever stop and why you keep… Continue reading Breaking Your Drinking Cycle

5 Misconceptions About Sobriety

Having been an online sobriety coach for over two years now (and sober for three and a half), I’ve heard a lot of misconceptions about sobriety. Here are the top five I’ve come across, and what the reality is. (I originally posted this on Medium) 1) Everything will be full of sunshine and rainbows after… Continue reading 5 Misconceptions About Sobriety

Don’t Screw Over Your Future Self

Want to play a game that helps boost your good intentions and make the right decision, with the added bonus of feeling more comfortable going forward in your life? It’s a little game I like to call “Don’t Screw Over Your Future Self” and it’s pretty easy to play. Rules: Stop yourself whenever you’re making… Continue reading Don’t Screw Over Your Future Self

How to Stay Sober During the Holidays

The holidays (Christmas/Hanukkah through New Year’s Day) can be rough for SO many reasons. Perhaps you’re spending time with family you can’t stand, or you’re alone while everyone else is with their families. Maybe you’re facing financial hardships and can’t get everyone the gifts you’d like to give them, or maybe you don’t even have… Continue reading How to Stay Sober During the Holidays

Tips for Getting Sober

I originally wrote this in February, 2014 on my other blog Little Bit by Little Bit.  I have a drinking problem. Although I’ve been sober since September 4th, 2013, I still say that I have a drinking problem because it’s something I struggle with everyday. I wouldn’t call myself an alcoholic: I didn’t drink everyday,… Continue reading Tips for Getting Sober

The Value of 500 Days

I originally wrote this on Medium when it had been 500 days since I quit drinking. At the time, I found that number to be incredibly intimidating, daunting, and deceiving. Intimidating September 4th, 2013 was the first day of my current streak of sobriety. I say current streak because there were many failed attempts over that summer… Continue reading The Value of 500 Days