Sober tools: what helps, and what doesn’t

originally published on Medium image source Sober tools: what helps, and what doesn’t (Stop fucking around with houses built out of straw) M (day 1 sober) writes: Belle, I keep trying all these things to help me be sober and nothing works. I just spent $100 on vitamins. I’ve been to the one-day, quit-drinking workshop. I […]

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Audio: Group Call

I recently recorded a one hour LIVE group call as a special bonus for book owners. And what a great call. I spoke for the first half hour, and then opened up the line for Q&A. Questions included: how long until you feel better, when is a good time to become a vegetarian, is being long-term […]

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every minute feels like forever

from me: a couple of days ago, i invited you to send me an email if you’d never emailed before, or never posted a comment on my blog. i specifically wanted to invite lurkers, silent-readers, keep-to-yourself types, and non-reaching-out-ers to … well, to reach out.  I said i’d pick two emails, and would send personalized audio […]

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day 1: don’t toss it away

from my inbox E (not yet a penpal): “Hi, My day 1 feels like a long time ago now. but it’s only been 146 days. and each one is easier than day 1 was. they’re not all perfect, some are hard, and on some of them, I wish I could crawl into a hole or […]

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Audio: Do I Tell People I’ve Quit?

This is Sober Podcast Episode #175 for my weekly sober podcast series. Thanks to listener ‘Out-of-the-Cab’ for submitting today’s question. She asks how to explain to people that we’ve quit drinking. So in my reply, I talk about who to tell, what to say, when to say it, and how to get support. Do you […]

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this makes me feel better

today, let’s talk about things that make you feel better. one of the challenges of sobriety is dealing with uncomfortable feelings. and when we feel crappy, it’s sometimes hard to remember what to DO to feel better. For today, I would like you to put a comment on this blog post of something that you […]

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Audio: Top 3 Factors that contribute to successful long-term sobriety

This is Sober Podcast Episode #174 for my weekly sober podcast series. Gem64 sent me an audio question, asking what are the top 3 things that make it more likely that someone will be long-term sober. Of course, I started trying to keep the numbers straight in my head but it turned into a bit […]

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