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...

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Recovery Gave us a Head Start

Recovery Gave us a Head Start

Those in recovery have a head start. We've already begun the inner transformation that so many are just starting. This is a fun concept everyone that I get super excited about. It's a deep one. I think you'll understand why and I want you to come with me. I think...

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When Quitting Drinking, You’re in the Ring

When Quitting Drinking, You’re in the Ring

I’d like to zoom out a bit and talk about the journey for a moment. There is no one size fits all approach to ditching the booze, but I think most of us can agree, there can by trying times. You often hear on the Recovery Elevator podcast from myself and interviewees...

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Ways to Ground Yourself in Sobriety

Ways to Ground Yourself in Sobriety

I'm going to cover the techniques I use to ground myself when I'm having a rough day, or am feeling anxious.  Let's face it, there can be times in sobriety when we find ourselves taking things one day at a time (ODAAT), or one hour at a time (OHAAT), or one minute at...

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The Unfu*ck Yourself Movement

The Unfu*ck Yourself Movement

I was in a bookstore at the airport the other day and noticed a trend while looking at the top twenty best sellers. There were several books with clear, unambiguous titles. Our society collectively is starting to wake up and is looking for ways to unfuck themselves....

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5 Reasons You Should Stop Drinking Alcohol

5 Reasons You Should Stop Drinking Alcohol

I was completely ignorant of how beneficial giving up alcohol would be to the overall quality of my life. After all, alcohol became me. I spent a huge chunk of my life intimately interacting with alcohol, completely isolated from any other solution. When I was first...

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How Quitting Drinking Made Me a Better Traveler

How Quitting Drinking Made Me a Better Traveler

By Claire O'Brien   A few months before I quit drinking for good, the husband and I stole a few days to lounge on the sand at the Delaware Shore. It was September, and the air was still warm but the crowds had thinned, leaving us the wide beaches to ourselves. We...

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12 Reasons Why Sober is Better for 2019

12 Reasons Why Sober is Better for 2019

The decision to cut alcohol out of your life will pay off huge dividends in 2019 and much longer. Trust me... Happy New Years Eve! Breaking news… You don’t have to drink today. In fact, over the years, I’ve met several people whose sobriety date was December 31st. You...

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The Empty Calories in Alcohol

The Empty Calories in Alcohol

I drank a lot of alcohol. Alcohol caused a lot of damage in my life. Was any of it good? Was I able to at least get some nutritional value from $14 beer night? Well, let’s take a look. Alcoholic beverages primarily consist of water, pure alcohol (chemically known as...

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