You may want to sit down with a cup of tea before you read on. Here is a truth about quitting alcohol that you may not have considered, or which you may not want to consider…booze has the power to gloss over the imperfections of people, the company of whom we may find intolerable when not regularly under the influence. And those people may include those closest to us – even our partners....Read more. Posted 25th April.
How much love do you have for yourself? Not the narcissistic 'Aren't I wonderful' kind of love, but the essential regard for self that empowers you and helps you navigate through life. The type of love that enables you to feel safe and secure in who you are and inspires you to make choices that are good for your authentic self. (You can find more details of this book, as well as how to enter our competition to win one of three copies, at the foot of the extract.)....Read more. Posted 11th April.
At the beginning of March 2015, the charity Drink Wise presented the findings of its recent survey, Drink Wise Challenge, to Downing Street, in the hope that the government would be motivated to do more to protect the younger generations from the harms of alcohol. The survey was one of the biggest ever....Read more. Posted 28th March.
It was a privilege to be asked to speak at Alcohol Action Ireland’s conference, Women and Alcohol: The changing nature of female alcohol consumption in Ireland, on Tuesday April 21st 2015. I was there alongside keynote speaker Ann Dowsett Johnston, best-selling author of Drink: The Intimate Relationship Between Women and Alcohol, named one of the top.... Read more. Posted 25th April.
The night of February 20, 2005, I went out with a bang…Yep, I banged myself up pretty darn good by tumbling down a flight of stairs that night in a drunken blackout. Blackout drinking was all too familiar in my life at the time, but that night was exceptional… I quite possibly could have become a member of the 27 Club. I was catapulted....Read more. Posted 14th March.
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To those of you who followed Remember December and to those of you would rather forget December or need a new start here is the 2015 monthly challenge. We have a merry band from December and January who are willing to continue into February.Last…Continue
Welcome the the Young at Heart thread. There is no age entry requirement, all welcome, although the ladies here do tend to be 'over a certain age' numerically, but as the title suggests, Young at Heart. Please feel free to join in, compare stories…Continue
Hi folks. I’ve been AF for 10 days now and I’m managing ok. All I’ve told my wife is that I’m having a bit of a break for a while. I’ve had one night out with friends and I used the “I’m driving” excuse, but there hasn’t been any situations yet that…Continue