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CélineC has joined Soberistas, say Welcome! 2 minutes ago
Bagpuss_4 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
QQ Congratulations everyone on the board today. The last 10 days have flown by. Stay sAFe everyone x20/100 3 minutes ago
Sigrid60 has joined Soberistas, say Welcome! 3 minutes ago
NewandWild posted a comment on Day 7 - Nearly wobbled
I agree writing really helps! Great you got through this one. Lol the Bombay Sapphire tour! X 43 minutes ago
Mazz has commented in the forum discussions Navigating Sobriety
Good morning all Did you do circuits Susie? Not quite as fun as Zumba lol.Lulu weather crap isnt it, im off from next Fri and thinking is it going to be a wash... 47 minutes ago
Sparkles_4 has commented in the forum discussions Joyful June
Sparkles' Cat Board for Thursday June 20th:I had Manch's day incorrect.Congratulations to our Monthly Milestone Achiever Kim!Please PM Sparkles if there are any... 50 minutes ago
Sparkles_4 has commented in the forum discussions Joyful June
Oops!  Full disclosure needed.  That beautiful white kitty is just the kitty that was on the image I have.  That isn’t my Chelsea.   This one here is my Chelsea... 1 hour ago
NewandWild has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Thanks @sparkles ! I kind of assumed it would be something like that but really appreciate hearing the backstory of the teams and leaders! :) 1 hour ago
Sparkles_4 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Congratulations to everyone on the Awesome AF Team!Congratulations to our Monthly Milestone Achievers!Please PM Sparkles if there are any errors or omissions. 1 hour ago
NewandWild posted a comment on Day Forty One
Wow, that brings back some memories. I haven't heard it in years! 2 hours ago
Sparkles_4 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Katie_41 you’re doing wonderfully!  It takes a while to learn to sit with uncomfortable feelings without reaching for the booze.  It does get easier over time!C... 2 hours ago
Jyles has joined Soberistas, say Welcome! 2 hours ago
tryingtojustbe has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Post just vanished! Poof! I’m about to board my plane at last! Next post from UK time.Don’t give up friends. It gets easier and life unfolds with new, amazing t... 2 hours ago
ShoreGirl posted a comment on Day 21 cravings
Why are warm sunny summer days so hard? Seeing everyone enjoying themselves with a drink in hand. Ugh! 2 hours ago
Katie_41 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Day 18! So, I am settling in to having company and am doing fine. Everyone is drinking but not much. I have told my best friend that I have quit drinking and sh... 2 hours ago
NewandWild posted a comment on Friend-cation
I am only just back among old friends so this is interesting to me. I have no idea how these kind of situations are going to play out for me and my mates... I l... 3 hours ago
MegDav posted a comment on Enjoying the sun
Oh my goodness you are amazing!! Can I borrow your services for awhile? Hoping you are feeling better soon!! 3 hours ago
NewandWild posted a comment on ... or are you STILL not drinking?
Love it, so true x 3 hours ago
NewandWild posted a comment on HAYLEY GOES SOBER
There's a journalist on the Australian ABC website (public broadcaster like BBC) who is doing a year of sobriety and writing about it (damn! It should've been m... 3 hours ago
NewandWild has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Another day, another playgroup. This one had more friendly/helpful "expat" types (they weren't born and bred in the area so they understand what it's like to be... 3 hours ago
Ruthy83 posted a comment on We are going to be OK!
This is a YouTube link to the song Peace shared below: https://youtu.be/KL9qp0FNEzU 3 hours ago
ShoreGirl posted a comment on Day 1 again
Right here with you Lizzieanne. :( 4 hours ago
BreathRun posted a comment on TEST
Congratulations on your hard earned 100 AF days! Happy birthday as well. What a gift to yourself! I've read so many experienced and wise members write about the... 4 hours ago
Sciencegirl posted a comment on Day 14 - Revelation
Soberful podcast had an episode about exactly this todayhttps://soberful.com/2019/06/19/56-episode-56/ 4 hours ago
Coffeegirl has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Good article from William Porter i just posted. Hopefully you all can click on the link and read. 👍 4 hours ago
Coffeegirl has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
http://www.alcoholexplained.com/2019/06/18/you-made-me-drink/ 4 hours ago
BreathRun has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Rose, DT and a Moonie connection!? Come on. You can't write this stuff! :-) I want to follow you around and write the screen-play. And play with your dogs. x Gl... 4 hours ago
Vespagirl has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Certificate time. 4 hours ago
Vespagirl has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
welcome back, Liz 4 hours ago
Best4me posted a comment on NOTES FROM DAY 200
Big congratulations on day 200 - no doubt being sober would have helped to be in the present and have such meaningfull chats with your daughters. Great work in... 4 hours ago
BreathRun has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Poppy, your work with the kids/young adults is very special. I agree with others who have encouraged you to not linger in the past or focus on the dark feelings... 4 hours ago
Amanda_81 has posted in the forum discussions Leicestershire/Midlands
I’ve been away from the website for well over a year due to my repeated belief that I could moderate, but absolutely can’t. Desperately need to develop a sober... 4 hours ago
Cec has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Congrats to the Team Hope and Glory!! Day 4 in the books. Sleep well Istas. 5 hours ago
peace has commented in the forum discussions NEW YOUNG AT HEART THREAD, SAME ETHOS.
Eliza, that first photo, in particular, is so exquisitely beautiful as to look almost not real! I love the English countryside!More to all later, spent entire d... 5 hours ago
Adele posted a comment on Day 29 and not sure if I did a good deed or not
This was very moving. Such a small but important kindness. 5 hours ago
Adele posted a comment on Day 14 - Revelation
I love the quote, "Make a life you don't want to escape from." 5 hours ago
Rose4me has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Hey, gang~Thanks for all your kind posts, pm's, etc. Really appreciate the support! I am fine. As someone always affected greatly by the phases of the moon, I... 5 hours ago
Coffeegirl has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Robin, not a weakness at all! I am glad my hubs doesn’t drink because I don’t think I could deal with alcohol in my house! 5 hours ago
Anastasia has commented in the forum discussions Sober Summer Sistas 2019
Tonight, after a stressful day and a stressful drive home, I contemplated having wine. I sat in the parking lot of the store and then thought about what tomorro... 5 hours ago
Mrs Crocodile has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Night all QQ from a knackered croc who is AF. Xx 🐊 6 hours ago
NewandWild posted a comment on TEST
I think you should commit to another 100 days. :) Happy Birthday! X 6 hours ago
NewandWild posted a comment on Day 21 cravings
That's the way, you are doing it!! X 6 hours ago
007mum has commented in the forum discussions Joyful June
Hello all, TMLB and Manch congrats on your HUGE numbers!!Sparkles, thanks for being so awesome with the boards - I do really love seeing the numbers climb up.Th... 7 hours ago
tryingtojustbe has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Robin - Not a weakness! It’s a strength to know this is a vulnerability. No bottles of wine in my house. Ever. I got two from a client for Christmas and handed... 7 hours ago
Wren44 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Robin, love, get rid of it! It is not the boss of you. Do whatever you have to do - regift it, pour it down the sink... 7 hours ago
Jessie_20 posted a comment on Day 80. All written out.
I was just thinking today that I hadn’t heard your voice in a minute! 🤗 Glad to know you’re there, and good luck getting through the reports! Can you just write... 7 hours ago
Robin13 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Congratulations to Team Hope and Glory!Day 116 here. Just volunteeered some consulting time out in the summer heat. As a thank you, the group gave me a bottle... 7 hours ago
Coffeegirl has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
This like sums up my life sometimes 🤷‍♀️🙃😂😂😂 I’m like a hot mess. No, I’m a mess at room temp. 👍🤪😂😂😂 7 hours ago
NewandWild posted a comment on Vlog: 100 days baby 💕✨✌🏻
Wonderful!! So great to see another beloved Ista in action. Have loved seeing your progress and so happy to be sharing this journey with you, beautiful Rachael!... 7 hours ago
Active Shaz has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Welcome Choccy Shake and congratulations Hope and Glory.Just checking in briefly on day 17 - thanks for all the advice, especially to take it one day at a time... 7 hours ago
Wine-freeClaire has commented in the forum discussions Joyful June
Hello everyone. I've had an evening of watching back to back episodes of How to Live Mortage free. In my head I've already sold our house and am now living on a... 7 hours ago
NewandWild posted a comment on Day 80. All written out.
+1 for vlog, please :) But no pressure.... Look after yourself in this busy time! X 7 hours ago
CélineC has joined Soberistas, say Welcome! 2 minutes ago
Bagpuss_4 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
QQ Congratulations everyone on the board today. The last 10 days have flown by. Stay sAFe everyone x20/100 3 minutes ago
Sigrid60 has joined Soberistas, say Welcome! 3 minutes ago
NewandWild posted a comment on Day 7 - Nearly wobbled
I agree writing really helps! Great you got through this one. Lol the Bombay Sapphire tour! X 43 minutes ago
Mazz has commented in the forum discussions Navigating Sobriety
Good morning all Did you do circuits Susie? Not quite as fun as Zumba lol.Lulu weather crap isnt it, im off from next Fri and thinking is it going to be a wash... 47 minutes ago
Sparkles_4 has commented in the forum discussions Joyful June
Sparkles' Cat Board for Thursday June 20th:I had Manch's day incorrect.Congratulations to our Monthly Milestone Achiever Kim!Please PM Sparkles if there are any... 50 minutes ago
Sparkles_4 has commented in the forum discussions Joyful June
Oops!  Full disclosure needed.  That beautiful white kitty is just the kitty that was on the image I have.  That isn’t my Chelsea.   This one here is my Chelsea... 1 hour ago
NewandWild has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Thanks @sparkles ! I kind of assumed it would be something like that but really appreciate hearing the backstory of the teams and leaders! :) 1 hour ago
Sparkles_4 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Congratulations to everyone on the Awesome AF Team!Congratulations to our Monthly Milestone Achievers!Please PM Sparkles if there are any errors or omissions. 1 hour ago
NewandWild posted a comment on Day Forty One
Wow, that brings back some memories. I haven't heard it in years! 2 hours ago



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Iced Tea, No Lemon By Renee Nyquist


By late 2012, I was no stranger to waking up with regrets. Regrets as I stirred at 3 a.m., feeling the first pangs of insatiable thirst. Regrets while anticipating the sickly crescendo as consciousness took hold landing at my default baseline which c...

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By late 2012, I was no stranger to waking up with regrets. Regrets as I stirred at 3 a.m., feeling t...

The Perfect Green Smoothie By Lucy Rocca


In my opinion, you can’t beat a good old green smoothie for a filling, nutritious treat, especially for those days when your body would benefit from a bit of extra TLC. Back in the day, nights of heavy drinking followed by greasy fry-ups in the morni...

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How To Face Change By Lucy Rocca


I’ve gone through two momentous periods of change in my life – major change that has altered permanently every aspect of how I live and interact with other people. One of these was eight and a half years ago when I quit drinking. The other was a few...

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I’ve gone through two momentous periods of change in my life – major change that has altered permane...

Shame and Secret Drinking By Lucy Rocca


Up until about eight years ago, I carried around a weighty secret; I couldn’t control my alcohol consumption. Not that I was downing litres of vodka first thing in the morning or hoarding bottles in my wardrobe away from prying eyes – I wasn’t. But o...

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