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Mazz has commented in the forum discussions Navigating Sobriety
Good morning Happy birthday lovely Mamie how wonderful your son turning up. Have a lovely day.I have a girl coming for interview today for an office junior pos... 3 minutes ago
twigbonefeather posted a comment on Would i have been an addict anyway?
Petal, this is such an interesting topic to explore for each one of us... at this moment in time I tend to believe that there are as many variations of alcohol-... 5 minutes ago
Biba posted a comment on Would i have been an addict anyway?
Morn PetalSpeaking for myself - Treen said something in that blog yesterday she said she started drinking too early to learn how to deal with her feelings, emot... 5 minutes ago
Wander_Mom has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Just had to say I love love love looooooved your post HMB!!! You killed that conference!! My favorite line is "I am doing this, I am strong" Yes you are!! Cele... 14 minutes ago
Maggie_68 posted a comment on Sober Diaries
I’d urge you to keep one.  Like Strawbs, I wish I had.  These past 3 years have been probably the most important years of my life in terms of growth and change... 16 minutes ago
JennD has joined Soberistas, say Welcome! 20 minutes ago
Sheer has commented in the forum discussions NEW YOUNG AT HEART THREAD, SAME ETHOS.
Think we’re the only ones awake, Lacerta! It’s our last day today and I’m sooo looking forward to packing! Himself won’t let me start yet! I do know one shouldn... 42 minutes ago
Peachy79 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Hi all you lovely people,Just saying a quick hello. Still sober. Feeling better today.I miss England, I miss snow! (I'm English, have only lived in Oz as adult... 57 minutes ago
WoHeLo has commented in the forum discussions 'Skinny Sista's'
Super congrats on six months to AFletic & coffe-cup!! 🤗🌟🤗🌟Phoenix - you‘ll rock it 💪💪Ailsy - thanks for doing my recap 😉Well done cc on getting them all to... 1 hour ago
AnnaClarity has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Three weeks! I'm noticing I really can't have coffee either I get so anxious. Why do I have to be so sensitive to everything!I took my anxiety to mindfulness me... 1 hour ago
Wander_Mom has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Good Snowy Wednesday Morning beautiful and powerful Istas!!I don't have much time but it was very important to me that I log on this morning to make sure I was... 1 hour ago
HMB has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
23/100ACI from me - made it through my long weekend away (without internet!) in the mountains on a trip with several other families. GOSHDARN I AM PROUD OF MYSE... 1 hour ago
Wrenmother has joined Soberistas, say Welcome! 2 hours ago
Faeth50 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
My repledgeI, Faeth50, do hereby give my word, that I do now make a solemn binding pledge, that I will reject alcohol in all its guises. I rejoin this crusade a... 2 hours ago
SeekingSerenity69 posted a comment on Sober Diaries
Hi Michelle. I am nearing the end of Day 2, as well. I totally relate to what you've written here. I have foolishly drank again, just after posting a blog th... 2 hours ago
Michelle_132 has commented in the forum discussions Sober Sistas - Hello 2019!
Good evening. Anastasia - omg!!! This Is Us is killing me! Poor Nicky. I don’t care how it happens, Jack needs to come back and just make everything happy lol.... 2 hours ago
AFLee has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
I AFLee do hereby give my word, that I do now 23 January 2019 make aSolemn binding pledge, that I will reject alcohol inAll its guises. I join this crusade and... 2 hours ago
SeekingSerenity69 posted a comment on Day One - Night Time
Yes, people DO care. We all care very much about you, and your sobriety and well-being. Many of us wrestle with those same feelings of low self-worth, etc. M... 2 hours ago
Miss_Addictina has commented in the forum discussions Hug a Haglett!
Hello everyone!I've had a few headaches myself and have chalked them up to body repair after wine. I don't really mind all that much since I am sleeping so much... 3 hours ago
Orville has joined Soberistas, say Welcome! 4 hours ago
Anastasia has commented in the forum discussions Sober Sistas - Hello 2019!
Hey Guys....I had an OMG stressful day and just got home from work. It's 8:30 and I've been up since 5:30 so I am pooped. The blessing and quite frankly, mira... 4 hours ago
Lacerta has commented in the forum discussions NEW YOUNG AT HEART THREAD, SAME ETHOS.
Another view of us diembarking to our hotel Yes Cathy the photo of the white temple wasnt miniature, it had closed by the time we got there hence why no people... 4 hours ago
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Lacerta has commented in the forum discussions NEW YOUNG AT HEART THREAD, SAME ETHOS.
Morning ladies got a “free” day today here in Luang Prabang (Laos ) not sure what I will get up to. I watched a YouTube link from Lucy’s blog about nutrition ht... 4 hours ago
EvangelineRose posted a comment on Checking in....
Patsy - you're doing amazing and it sounds like you're really starting to see the benefits!! I think losing that 'FOMO' is huge!! Sending you big positive hug... 5 hours ago
EvangelineRose posted a comment on Day One - Night Time
Sazta - huge congrats on day 1!! I've just finished reading "How to Kick the Booze Easily" and am halfway through "The Sober Diaries" - not sure what it is abo... 5 hours ago
Lacerta posted a comment on Would i have been an addict anyway?
Hi Petal I can never decide whether I am an addict or just didn’t realise that alcohol was such an addictive substance. Loved your blog thought you might find t... 5 hours ago
Healingone17 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
nighty night everyone! I love the support and positive energy on this thread. Soberforward and Vespagirl - when are you planning the meet up? I'\d love to visit... 5 hours ago
Beancounter298 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
I was in our local M&S Just Food today and noticed they now have a very good selection of AF / Low alcohol beers, ciders as well as their small selection of... 5 hours ago
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Fernandosclams has commented in the forum discussions Jump Into January
Late check in and just wanted to add my support to you Margaret. You’ve had a wealth of advice and it sounds like you have decided to dig your heels in and stic... 5 hours ago
SeekingSerenity69 posted a comment on Would i have been an addict anyway?
Wonderful, wise blog, Petal. Thank you!❤ 5 hours ago
SeekingSerenity69 posted a comment on Checking in....
18 days is great!!! Good for you! And wise of you to be prepared for that voice to start whispering in your ear that you've done so well, and it wasn't even t... 6 hours ago
michelleb posted a comment on I can’t do it
Drinkpig... that is just brilliant i love the description. I would have opened the second bottle in a heartbeat and know only too well I will never be able to... 6 hours ago
bloomwoz has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Hi all! Haven't been checking in every day but I'm still here and clear, day 28/100 I believe for the Sober Squad! Alcohol free and nicotine free and for the mo... 6 hours ago
michelleb posted a comment on Day One - Night Time
You can do this. i am day 13 and its so hard and you have done 15 days so thats a massive 2 more than I have ever done. Dont let the excuses de-rail you - my... 6 hours ago
earlyriser has joined Soberistas, say Welcome! 6 hours ago
aussiesunshine has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Morning everyone!So hard to keep up with everyone when I am on the other side of the world!Congratulations to all the repledges Stoners and everyone who has had... 6 hours ago
SuttonFelix posted a comment on Normalizing Sobriety
So true, so true:"So many of us on this site are doers: super productive, hard working people, but fucking assholes to ourselves. We really need to make sure we... 6 hours ago
SuttonFelix posted a comment on Day One - Night Time
Great! You can do this!!! 6 hours ago
SuttonFelix posted a comment on Day Four
I love this: "But there is a canyon between knowing and acting." Thanks for your beautiful blog. 6 hours ago
Suenew posted a comment on Sober Diaries
I would use the diary facility that is now on this site. I was a member at the start and this was not a feature ALSO BOOKMARK BLOGS I got through loads of pr... 6 hours ago
SuttonFelix posted a comment on The passing notion of a hit
Beautiful, positive post! 6 hours ago
Moorish has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Good evening allACI, I’m nicely tucked up and Snuggly in fresh bedding and it’s lush. I’m having a rubbishy week at work and my love life is a self made shamble... 6 hours ago
SuttonFelix posted a comment on Day One - At Rock Bottom
Hang in there and stay close to this site - just never stop trying. You are soooooo worth it. xxoo 6 hours ago
FranciPants has commented in the forum discussions Hug a Haglett!
I'm also having the headaches. I agree in that it's evidence of my need to give up the wine. I sometimes wake up with them and they linger for a good part of... 6 hours ago
Suenew posted a comment on Day Four
I don't get that look any more at 44 months AF and I am proud and they are of me too. x 6 hours ago
Jessie_20 posted a comment on Day Four
Thank you for the responses. I should clarify, as I'm afraid I wasn't clear and gave the wrong impression. I left my husband when I was 41-going on 42. The pas... 6 hours ago
GGLil posted a comment on Checking in....
Bet you look great - keep going 👍🏻 Xx 6 hours ago
Kittybleu has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
102 days af, and counting, night all, sweet dreams. xxx 7 hours ago
Kittybleu posted a comment on Day One - Night Time
Just keep putting one foot in front of another, you can beat this...x 7 hours ago
overthewall has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Crickey! It's so hard to keep up here. Esp as I only ever get to check in on my phone on the run. I do read all your comments, even if I don't reply to each one... 7 hours ago
73ts posted a comment on Day One - Night Time
Well done, you’ve done day 1, onwards and upwards, you can do this! NQTD 7 hours ago
Strawbs posted a comment on Sober Diaries
Hi Michelle, I have been blogging throughout my membership here and it has got me to 400+ days. However, I really wished I'd kept a diary. I see other Soberis... 7 hours ago
Lady Margaret has commented in the forum discussions Hug a Haglett!
Hi Everyone. I’ve been absent the past couple of days, but I’m still here and still AF. Dippy, I add my voice to the chorus of congratulations on your weight lo... 7 hours ago
Lagla posted a comment on The passing notion of a hit
Thank you for a really inspiring blog.So true, such a short hit for such a long line of negatives. I am day 61, and this thought has helped me numerous times wh... 7 hours ago
Lia_15 posted a comment on Day One - At Rock Bottom
there are medication that will help you stop drinkin. Campral, naltrexon, selincro. Google it if you’re into it, 7 hours ago
Nana Treen posted a comment on Would i have been an addict anyway?
I'm glad you followed up on this Petal, for the sake of the conversation. Sheer often mentions hedonism, and I think you and I had a hedonistic streak running t... 7 hours ago
Mazz has commented in the forum discussions Navigating Sobriety
Good morning Happy birthday lovely Mamie how wonderful your son turning up. Have a lovely day.I have a girl coming for interview today for an office junior pos... 3 minutes ago
twigbonefeather posted a comment on Would i have been an addict anyway?
Petal, this is such an interesting topic to explore for each one of us... at this moment in time I tend to believe that there are as many variations of alcohol-... 5 minutes ago
Biba posted a comment on Would i have been an addict anyway?
Morn PetalSpeaking for myself - Treen said something in that blog yesterday she said she started drinking too early to learn how to deal with her feelings, emot... 5 minutes ago
Wander_Mom has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Just had to say I love love love looooooved your post HMB!!! You killed that conference!! My favorite line is "I am doing this, I am strong" Yes you are!! Cele... 14 minutes ago
Maggie_68 posted a comment on Sober Diaries
I’d urge you to keep one.  Like Strawbs, I wish I had.  These past 3 years have been probably the most important years of my life in terms of growth and change... 16 minutes ago
JennD has joined Soberistas, say Welcome! 20 minutes ago
Sheer has commented in the forum discussions NEW YOUNG AT HEART THREAD, SAME ETHOS.
Think we’re the only ones awake, Lacerta! It’s our last day today and I’m sooo looking forward to packing! Himself won’t let me start yet! I do know one shouldn... 42 minutes ago
Peachy79 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Hi all you lovely people,Just saying a quick hello. Still sober. Feeling better today.I miss England, I miss snow! (I'm English, have only lived in Oz as adult... 57 minutes ago
WoHeLo has commented in the forum discussions 'Skinny Sista's'
Super congrats on six months to AFletic & coffe-cup!! 🤗🌟🤗🌟Phoenix - you‘ll rock it 💪💪Ailsy - thanks for doing my recap 😉Well done cc on getting them all to... 1 hour ago
AnnaClarity has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Three weeks! I'm noticing I really can't have coffee either I get so anxious. Why do I have to be so sensitive to everything!I took my anxiety to mindfulness me... 1 hour ago



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Five Things To Remember That Will Help You Ditch The Booze By Lucy Rocca


You will no doubt have endured the pain of numerous ‘morning afters,’ that horrible feeling of slowly coming to and experiencing the double whammy of a cracking hangover, and a multitude of regrets. And perhaps a rather large dose of fear, owing to t...

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You will no doubt have endured the pain of numerous ‘morning afters,’ that horrible feeling of slowl...

How To Tune Into Your Authentic Self By Lucy Rocca


“Don't gain the world and lose your soul; wisdom is better than silver or gold.” Bob MarleyI’m sure I’m not unique in the fact that during the first couple of weeks of January I’ve been reading a stack of magazine and newspaper articles on health, so...

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“Don't gain the world and lose your soul; wisdom is better than silver or gold.” Bob MarleyI’m sure...

First Encounters: Why New People Probably Like You More Than You Think By Emma Young


 “I meet people and they become chapters in my stories.” Avijeet Das  How many times have you chatted to someone for the first time, then walked away feeling that you didn’t come across too well? Maybe you felt you were too loud o...

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The Alcohol Experiment By Annie Grace – An Excerpt


(To be in with a chance of winning a free copy of Annie’s latest book, email competition@soberistas.com before midnight GMT January 21st 2019 and please include your name and postal address.)  What’s your all-time favorite drink? The one yo...

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