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...

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The Brain and Alcohol | Genetic Predisposition

The Brain and Alcohol | Genetic Predisposition

Let’s talk about science and alcohol.  It’s a pretty interesting and popular subject when the topic of recovery and sobriety gets brought up.     But let’s keep in mind that it’s not enough to rely on science and information to ditch the booze. Yes, it’s...

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BYO Mocktail: Tamarind Agua Fresca

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 used ever single tool in...

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Journal Speak

Journal Speak

Who doesn’t love practical tips that help us out with daily tasks?  I know I do.  And count me in if it is something to help me on my alcohol free journey.     Today I want to give you a practical quitting drinking tip that I recommend you try. This is called...

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BYO Mocktail: Pineapple Basil Lemonade

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 and...

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What is Sober?

What is Sober?

  What is sober?  What is sobriety?  Can we define this? Let’s try!   Sober.  First off this word can be exchanged with AF, Alcohol-free, whatever. But what is sober?   When we say sober, at least for this blog, we are referring to alcohol.  ...

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BYO Mocktail- Keeping a Gingerly Tempo (AF)

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...

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BYO Mocktail: St. Patrick’s Day-Rita

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 to drink! For me,...

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BYO Mocktail: The No Regrets (AF)

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 their...

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5 MYTHS ABOUT SOBRIETY

5 MYTHS ABOUT SOBRIETY

Are you thinking about giving up alcohol?   What is stopping you?     Maybe you know that you have a problem with alcohol, that it is no longer serving you, it’s causing wreckage throughout your life…but the thought of quitting makes you nervous and scared?...

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BYO Mocktail: The First Thanksgiving Sangria (AF)

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...

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