Giving Up Alcohol and Living Life in Control
This is a song for all those who are struggling.
Who are saying, ‘Is this worth it?’
‘Where am I?’
‘Who am I?’
Obviously, and rightly, literature on quitting drinking concentrates on the positives. I mean, I’m not trying to sell a book here. But I think for those of us who struggle with the murkier corners of existence – maybe because of alcohol, maybe despite it, maybe both - this can feel partial. Or disingenuous.....Read more. Posted 21st May.
This morning marked a pivotal moment for me - for the first time in two decades I have been honest with my doctor. For twenty long years (up until just over a couple of years ago) I drank heavily, and the weird thing is in all that time I didn’t really consider that I did. It has become so socially acceptable to drink far in excess of the weekly government guidelines that throughout my adulthood I’ve managed to convince myself that consuming eighty....Read more. Posted 7th May.
Over the past few months we have been working really hard on some major improvements to the Soberistas website. As a bit of background, Soberistas was first launched in November 2012 on a shoestring budget, and as a result there are several issues with the current site which are far from ideal. Many of you will have experienced the page counter popping up when you’ve already purchased a membership. And lots of you over the years have....Read more. Posted 23rd April.
Is it time to change the way we think about ‘fitness’? Should we view exercise not so much as a way to lose weight as the key to toning the mind, as well as the body? I’m in a packed function space in the new Body Studio at Selfridges in London, as part of a panel discussing these exact questions. Speaking alongside me are Tanya Joseph, the brains behind the campaign ‘This Girl Can’ for Sport England and.... Read more. Posted 21st May.
As I pass yet another chain pub beer garden filled to the brim with topless, middle-aged men, it occurs to me that summer is almost upon us. Back in the day, my initial reaction to this scene would have been panic: panic in arrows, shooting off in about fifteen different directions simultaneously. The first arrow of panic, would of course be about the inevitable march of time:
How can this year be nearly halfway gone?....Read more. Posted 21st May.
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