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...

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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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Staying Grounded in Recovery

Staying Grounded in Recovery

What do you do when you get a craving?  When you’re in that moment and your next move may decide whether you pick up a bottle, or not.  And how do you feel when you’re in that moment?     For example...I feel anxious, I feel panicky and I feel nervous.    ...

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Bring Your Own Mocktail – Alcohol-Free Dark & Stormy

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 a...

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