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Self-Compassion: The Hardest Act Of All By Jojo Thomas

My now-boyfriend’s Tinder profile listed his height and said that he was ‘always kind’. I remember being struck by it, because it was such a human thing to write, and somehow such a non-chat-up line. It’s not something you see at the top of most people’s online dating profiles. Trust me, I’ve seen a lot of them.
Kindness is one of my top values. It’s one of those things that shine out of people, in their smile....Read more. Posted 16th July.



Looking for Dennis Part II: The Sober Rave By Zelie Silent

London is a big city, and it’s a pluralistic city, full of minority interest groups and varying lifestyle choices. Until recently I hadn’t heard of the concept of the morning rave, but when I got sober, several friends told me about it. I’ve been trying to find Dennis/Dionysus in my sober life as my hunch is that that’s the key to staying sober, allowing the naughty and ecstatic to stay part of things, but without the booze. Morninggloryville is not the....Read more. Posted 2nd July.



All The Little Acorns By Elizabeth S

About six weeks into my sobriety, I had a one-to-one with my keyworker. He could tell I was really happy about something. “You look very pleased about something today”, he said. “Well”, I paused dramatically. “I painted my own toenails.” Now, my keyworker was, and still is, a pretty cool guy – all rock star good looks and Kanye trainers, with an arsenal of war stories from his career as a drug worker, like the time he found the body of a guy who had died from an overdose and still had the....Read more. Posted 16th July.



5 Ways Gratitude Can Help Us Stay AF By Esther Nagle

Gratitude is something of a buzzword at the moment isn’t it? And with good reason! We are bombarded on a daily basis by messages of doom and gloom, and advertising pointing out all the things wrong with our lives upon which we need to buy things to improve.
We could be forgiven for thinking the world is a terrible place, and we are seriously flawed people.
But it isn’t, and we aren’t. We are just being told the negative stuff to such an extent that it becomes all we see.... Read more. Posted 16th July.



When ‘Healthy’ May Not Be Healthy By Chris Sandel

One of the most important ideas I try and stress with clients is the idea of context. What do I mean by this?
A phrase I regularly hear from people is “I’ve heard that x is healthy for me” where x can be a whole multitude of things like exercise, kale, green juices, a low carb diet. The list is almost endless for what people have heard or believe are healthy for them.
My common response to these statements is “well it depends”, which is normally followed by me asking them....Read more. Posted 16th July.


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Down day

Posted by Jo on July 27, 2016 at 14:06 3 Comments

Feeling really low today. May be because day 2 or may be my depression. Either way will just have to ride it out. No thoughts of drinking. I have been trying to be as mindful as possible if I start thinking about drinking I just say to myself you… Continue

Day 10 morning

Posted by Sunflowers on July 27, 2016 at 13:41 5 Comments

So I am on Day 10.  My day is just starting.  Seems most everyone else is already off and running.  Time difference is a bit tough.  When I am just getting out of work, everyone else is in bed.  Made me feel last night that no one would hear me…


(Last) Day three

Posted by Jane on July 27, 2016 at 12:35 5 Comments

Relapse on Sunday,my son`s birthday,has really knocked me about-The insanity of `pain relief drinking`,doing the very thing that made…


Challenging sober day

Posted by Karen on July 27, 2016 at 10:09 5 Comments

Today has been challenging in lots of ways... Some of which relate to my old drinking days which is not a nice thought, the rest is due to stress caused with the sale of the house and preparing to move. This combination caused me to reflect on the… Continue


July Joy in an alcohol free life

Started by AF2years in General discussions. Last reply by Qgirl 11 minutes ago. 8002 Replies

This thread began in January 2015 with a large group of determined women. It ended 2015 with a slightly smaller group of even more determined women. Now we are facing 2016 with various levels of success behind us. Some have 3,  6, and 9 months  or…Continue

Tags: 2016, month, daily, challenge, AF

July - The Month of Self-Love

Started by Anastasia in General discussions. Last reply by Michelle 16 minutes ago. 341 Replies

"Love yourself first and everything will fall in line"Welcome to the July thread and a month of learning how love ourselves and treat ourselves special.   We will be sharing ideas on various treats that we can indulge in to celebrate our success and…Continue


Started by Lucy Rocca in 100 DAY AF CRUSADE. Last reply by DryOasis 25 minutes ago. 817 Replies

This discussion was started as an incentive for Soberistas to reach 100 Days AF, and ANYONE is welcome to join.The aim is to check in here as often as possible, share our progress, and support each other in any way we can. We try and keep the posts…Continue

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Started by Fearnomore in General discussions. Last reply by Sheer 45 minutes ago. 10043 Replies

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

Tags: Older and hopefully wiser


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