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BYO Mocktail: Kiss from a Rose
This past year I have been working for a large international women’s retail clothing store. I have the first hand knowledge of how fashion is coming back around… the good and the bad. The return lately has been to the fashion of the early 90s, grunge but with a little…
BYO Mocktail: All Snowed In (Maple Cinnamon Coffee)
Who else feels the last three months of each each really blend together…starting with Costume-palooza all the way through “New-Year-New-Me!”? I love a good party just as much as the next person, but I also need to focus on the traditions that unique to my family. The holiday decorating has…
BYO Mocktail: Tamarind Agua Fresca
At this point it sounds cliche, 2022 has been an a$$ kicker of a year. I'm very tired, but I'm also very sober, still. Sober because I was lucky enough to have built a large toolbox which I relied on a lot this year. When I tell you that I…
BYO Mocktail: Pineapple Basil Lemonade
One of the scariest questions I had during my path to sobriety was: How will I celebrate ANYTHING? How will I toast at my wedding? Am I allowed to celebrate anymore ever?! I was married for the first time in 2005, I was young, figuring out my career…
BYO Mocktail- Keeping a Gingerly Tempo (AF)
The other day I was texting with a longtime friend, just the usual, sometimes nonsensical, back and forth of friends who have a solid foundation. While she was catching me up on her husband and son, she mentioned that her son’s favorite mocktail right now is a Don Johnson. Being…
BYO Mocktail: St. Patrick’s Day-Rita
Normally I post my mocktail around the 15th of the month, but this month I delayed my post for 2 days so we could talk about St. Patrick's Day... Ready?! Let's go! When alcohol is a central focus in your life, every day can be seen as a day…
BYO Mocktail: The No Regrets (AF)
Happy 2022! I hope everyone survived the end of 2021 with at least a smile on their face. Growing up, my grandfather owned a liquor store. It was a family run business, my uncles all worked there as kids and my one uncle worked there his whole life. They raised…
BYO Mocktail: The First Thanksgiving Sangria (AF)
Hello again all! We are starting that descent into the holiday season which can often cause anxiety for those of us in sobriety. No matter how much time you have there can be triggers everywhere that threaten to derail you. First up: Thanksgiving. For all my Canadian Sober friends,…
Bring Your Own Mocktail – Alcohol-Free Dark & Stormy
Drinking alcohol for me wasn’t always bad. There are a lot of happy memories I have from when I was drinking. Fun adventures were had, friends were made and laughter was heard echoing through an afternoon. One of the bars my husband and I go to in the summer has…
Bring Your Own Mocktail – Alcohol-Free Tom Collins
This past weekend I had the chance to teach some mocktails for the Dry July Restore class hosted by Recovery Elevator. The Sunday classes are a little check in and are meant to be fun. And what’s more fun than making some NA drinks?! For the class we made 3…
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The human brain has 60,000 – 70,000 thoughts per day and most of them are wrong and cause unrest in the mind. Invest in yourself with the gift of calm. You deserve the serenity and clear mind that meditation provides. Finding inner peace when quitting drinking alcohol is paramount and that’s why I’ve created the music and prompts in these free guided meditations. I’ll help you get the message that alcohol is no longer needed in your life past the analytical brain to the subconscious.
Café RE has provided a way for me to get out outside of my comfort zone, as someone who has always lived in the shadows of others – its provided comfort and a sense of belonging just knowing that I’m not alone. The alcohol free journey can be hard, but being able to connect and meet other like-minded individuals has really made a world of difference – whether its posting a video, checking in for accountability, or going across the country for a face-to-face meet-up; just knowing that I mean something to someone somewhere has helped made this journey a lot easier. – Ally
Café RE is a place where people “get it.” It’s not always easy to explain how you feel while battling this demon that is alcohol. That is until you join Café RE and quickly find out that there’s no need to explain it. Everyone “gets it” because they are going through the same thing.
Recovery elevator podcast and the Café RE community saved my life. I joined so that I could get a discount for an event in Nashville in February ‘19 and I realized I had found my people. Everyone welcomed me with open arms and compassion and understanding in a way I’d never experienced before. The personal growth I’ve experienced by learning from others’ experiences and connecting with others is unmatched. I only wish I’d joined sooner.
“It’s common to hear people in recovery circles talk about their “sobriety toolbox” and the importance of “finding your tribe.” I fully understood the meaning and importance of both terms when I finally found Cafe RE! I’d joined various sobriety forums online previously, with little interaction when I posted or replied to others. Nothing could prepare me for the change when I joined Cafe RE. From day one the outpouring of love, support, advice, and encouragement were more than I could have ever asked for or expected. You will be welcomed with open arms and can be entirely authentic and honest, while never judged. Members get to know each other through videos, webinars, and posts, and you are welcome to engage as much or as little as you find helpful. There are members at every stage of sobriety and from all sorts of drinking and recovery histories. Come join us and feel the love!”
“In 2015, I successfully did dry January. In 2016, I did dry January again and wanted to keep it going, but wasn’t able to make it past mid-February. The same thing happened in 2017. I wasn’t able to make it further than 6-8 weeks without a drink because I didn’t have any support or a tribe to keep me accountable. I was using my determination and will power to make it through tough moments, which didn’t work over the long haul. I signed up for Café RE in early 2018, and I’m almost at a year without alcohol. Without a doubt, there is strength in numbers.”
“I went on the trip of a lifetime to Thailand & Cambodia with Recovery Elevator, it changed my life forever. I was nervous at first meeting a bunch of people that i didn’t know on the other side of the globe, but I left with 27 beautiful new friends for life. We had so much fun, laughter, camaraderie, tears & memories together, sober. Not only did we ride bicycles (my favorite hobby) thru both countries to get an in depth, street view look, we also did much more. We hung out in mud & water with elephants, right aside elephants. We stayed in nice hotels & also with an actual family in Cambodia. We ate great food. We met amazing people that: fight for animals rights, train rats to sniff out landmines, recycle, reuse & create things with plastic, smile thru adversity. It made me really appreciate what I have in life & also want to be more positive and helpful to friends, family & strangers. Life changing, as I said. I would and will go on another trip with Recovery Elevator, sober travel is so memorable and pure, I am forever grateful.”
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Café RE – The private online community
Café Recovery Elevator is a private unsearchable online community of like minded individuals working together to stay sober and accountable. Quitting drinking is tough on your own, so do yourself a favor and surround yourself by other like minded individuals who also want to quit drinking and maintain a happy, healthy lifestyle.