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Sunshine41 has joined Soberistas, say Welcome! 10 minutes ago
Farleighgirl has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
live had such a lovely day and here are a few photos as promised. Some gladioli specially for Jenza and beautiful lilies, peonies and begonias for everyone. And... 15 minutes ago
Firefly15 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Hallo everyone,Welcome Hetty xx And that's a lovely beach Lubbieloo wow! Congrats to all on the stats board and to anyone struggling xxxI'm ok struggled through... 22 minutes ago
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Careful Lizzy, I'll borrow the key from Daisy123 and lock you up under her stairs so you definitely do make it to your graduation ceremony tomorrow! xx 25 minutes ago
Beth_53 has commented in the forum discussions Sober Sistas 2018!
Hello, lovely friends.OMG, Anastasia, your post really reached out to me and I can't thank you enough. You know I've been having a hard time and feeling almost... 26 minutes ago
LT77 posted a comment on REST
Thanks for sharing this Soar. Hugely helpful this midweek Wednesday xx 27 minutes ago
Isabelle2 posted a comment on Day 1 at work
Glad work was fine. Also pleased your colleague agreed with comments on here.Keep sAFe Isabelle xx 29 minutes ago
Isabelle2 has posted the blog A little proud of myself!
Hi all you lovely Istas and BrosWell, although I’ve been sober now for over a year apart from a one night fall from grace in October when I ended up in hospital... 32 minutes ago
Biba has commented in the forum discussions AF and Husband
Hi 365 - Well Done on your decision. If you were to put this on the main page as a blog you would get a lot more feedback. As I know they are a few with drinkin... 40 minutes ago
LuluP posted a comment on Start tomorrow ..
Hi and welcome Lush. You are definitely not the only one. To get yourself past a week you may have to sit with some uncomfortable feelings but they won't kill y... 46 minutes ago
Wine-freeClaire posted a comment on Drunk is drunk wherever you are
Another wonderful blog TMLB. Thank you X 47 minutes ago
Scottish lass has commented in the forum discussions Edinburgh Meet up - Saturday 9th June - 1pm
Sorry Sally, I am having to pull out of this meet up, family commitments. Hope all goes well xx 56 minutes ago
Wine-freeClaire has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Lubbielou beautiful beach in one of UKs most special places. I'm heading up to the Western Isles Friday and speaking from personal experiences of family funeral... 57 minutes ago
Sonaki has joined Soberistas, say Welcome! 1 hour ago
Lizzy_1 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Afternoon all. Huge congratulations to Optimiss, you’re rocking the board! Leading the way. Mans huge congratulations to everyone else on the board (especially... 1 hour ago
peace posted a comment on Song of the day!
I'm adding this to my running playlist!! Love it! 1 hour ago
365nowine has posted in the forum discussions AF and Husband
I have decided to stop drinking at the age of 61. I am married and my husband - to coin a phrase" likes a drink". He is in denial about the number of units h... 1 hour ago
Sciencegirl posted a comment on Cigarettes and Alcohol
Hogwarts I am at the american thoracic society meeting this week to learn about lung disease and I can say that quitting smoking is the best thing in the world... 1 hour ago
Sciencegirl posted a comment on Here's how I feel!
I think year two is where the work starts, yes. You are doing amazing. You will look back on these times as transformative but you are still going the process o... 1 hour ago
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Quick aci from the north of Scotland. Congrats to everyone with any milestone 👏👏 and big hugs to any one struggling 😚😚 sorry for any mistake my hands are freezi... 1 hour ago
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Good morning,It is a beautiful day here and the birds are chirping. Not much to report except I'm surprised how much those little teacups on the Dry January app... 1 hour ago
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Chest pain is always a reason to go and get checked out by the doctor. Probably nothing, but cardiac symptoms in women can pop up in all sorts of ways, better s... 1 hour ago
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Ooh good luck with the coach, sounds great! 1 hour ago
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Hi DAYDREAMER Happy Anniversary to you and you OH xxoo 1 hour ago
Sciencegirl posted a comment on The Sweet Fairy!
The sweet fairy and I had a good year together before I kicked her out! She helped though! 1 hour ago
Molls has commented in the forum discussions NEW YOUNG AT HEART THREAD, SAME ETHOS.
Eliza, I remember going on holiday to Wells-next-to-sea when I was probably four years old.Do you take pre or probiotics? Have you tried Kefir? I'm so sorry abo... 1 hour ago
peace posted a comment on REST
This is REALLY AWESOME!! We need some tech-savvy Soberista to make this into a poster with a colorful background! Excellent!!! 1 hour ago
Molls has commented in the forum discussions NEW YOUNG AT HEART THREAD, SAME ETHOS.
Jeez Sheer. That is a magnificent photo of your garden. So absolutely beautiful and English. Almost brings tears to my eyes. You must have a gardener, right? I'... 1 hour ago
Isabelle2 posted a comment on Peace and Love
Hi sunrisegirlI think the psycologist’s right to rephrase the question. When I was training to be a teacher I remember the question of nature or nurture was bi... 1 hour ago
Paddy1 has commented in the forum discussions Save the date - Manchester Saturday 6th October 2018
Would love this please 1 hour ago
Socks posted a comment on Sookie-la-la
Hello, Maybe see your doctor about that pain. I had a pain going through to my back once and it turned out to be an ulcer.Socks 1 hour ago
MissSenfoni posted a comment on Day 10 - Always on my mind
Thank you guys. Can't tell me how much comments like these mean, or the strength they give...For me, writing these blogs is a way for me to keep myself accounta... 1 hour ago
Kate75 posted a comment on The Best Version of Me
Loved reading this, thank you for sharing.I’m on day 59, and like yourself am slowly getting my marriage back on track.Your story mirrors mine.. good luck.xxx 1 hour ago
Sheer has commented in the forum discussions NEW YOUNG AT HEART THREAD, SAME ETHOS.
Ah, Eliza I thought you meant Wells as in the Cathedral! Sorry your gut is playing up again - have you heard of migraine stomach? I can remember being very scep... 1 hour ago
Cade posted a comment on REST
This is Great!!...Cade 1 hour ago
Kate75 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Hi hetty, I’m new to the thread also so welcome.im 59/100 today ... holidays can be tough, but keep checking in and we are all here for you.x 2 hours ago
foxglove21 posted a comment on Peace and Love
Hi sunrisegirl. The 60's and 70's were crazy years to be young and I think there were all kinds of influences out there and a hedonistic lifestyle for some of u... 2 hours ago
Sheer posted a comment on Drunk is drunk wherever you are
Stop numbing start living. It might hurt at times but it’s honest and real. I must admit that we’ve always done pretty decent holidays - from China to Mexico an... 2 hours ago
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Thanks lovelies xxx and thanks again Lucy for letting us post about it xxx 2 hours ago
SunShine_29 posted a comment on Just. Enjoy. Now
Needed to read this, thank you ☺️ 2 hours ago
Saor posted a comment on The Best Version of Me
Superb darling MissJ, love this!  And I for one wouldn't hesitate for a second to tell you without any shadow of doubt, you are totally worth it girl!  Love you... 2 hours ago
daydreamer has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Hi all. Congratulations to everyone on The A Team today and all the monthmakers. A massive shout out to Optimus for 2 incredible years and Steveo not far behin... 2 hours ago
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383/400Good afternoon all,Big congratultions to Steveos ATeam today 🎉🌟🎉🌟🎉🌟🎉🌟🎉🌟🎉🎉🌟🎉SSteveo, Blades, Bubble ,Stephanie,Shillgo,Sobernanna& Fernandosclams are... 2 hours ago
Eliza_95 has commented in the forum discussions NEW YOUNG AT HEART THREAD, SAME ETHOS.
Sheer your rhododendrons are stunning . Wells -next -to Sea is quite close to Walsingham , about ten miles I think so not far to travel at all . Yes Therese I w... 2 hours ago
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Sally_43 posted a comment on The Best Version of Me
It’s amaxing how quickly things can turn around eh!! I hope everyone reads this and see just how quickly their world could also change. 3 months and you have a... 2 hours ago
steveo has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Hi Hels_5, I sent you a PM yesterday regarding your day count.I will pop you on for the remainder of today as I've not heard from you. 2 hours ago
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CONGRATULATIONS OPTIMISS - AF2Y - WHOOP WHOOPHey, Panda, Opti is 2 years AF today!!!You ladies might remember these scones? Ah well, they look alright!Demeter,... 2 hours ago
Sally_43 posted a comment on REST
Love this!! Sally x 2 hours ago
Petal posted a comment on Old habits
I totally get this SL . It's a nolgastic thought , not a craving , just a thought. I get nolgastic thoughts about my younger self but the fact is that I'm much... 2 hours ago
Saor posted a comment on Drunk is drunk wherever you are
I got goosebumps reading this TMLB, brilliant!  And I can totally echo As a drinker my world was getting smaller and smaller, shrinking down to just me and a bo... 2 hours ago
Lizzy_1 posted a comment on REST
Brilliant! Trademark this, quick! Thank you. Xx 2 hours ago
Nana Treen posted a comment on Song of the day!
Oh yes, thank you xxx 2 hours ago
Lizzy_1 posted a comment on The Best Version of Me
Awww Miss J you floor me. What a wonderfully erudite and inspiring read, thank you. You really are already the best version of you just by choosing not to drink... 2 hours ago
Nana Treen posted a comment on Start tomorrow ..
Dear Lush, putting things off until tomorrow, or Monday, never worked for me either. It has to happen in the here and now, this is when your are living your li... 2 hours ago
SunShine_29 has posted the blog Day 1 at work
Went back to work today my anxiety was through the roof driving in, my chest was tight I felt like a kid who knew they were in trouble. All sorts of worries hav... 2 hours ago
ka1978 posted a comment on The Best Version of Me
Fab post, well done. 2 hours ago
Sunshine41 has joined Soberistas, say Welcome! 10 minutes ago
Farleighgirl has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
live had such a lovely day and here are a few photos as promised. Some gladioli specially for Jenza and beautiful lilies, peonies and begonias for everyone. And... 15 minutes ago
Firefly15 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Hallo everyone,Welcome Hetty xx And that's a lovely beach Lubbieloo wow! Congrats to all on the stats board and to anyone struggling xxxI'm ok struggled through... 22 minutes ago
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Nana Treen has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Careful Lizzy, I'll borrow the key from Daisy123 and lock you up under her stairs so you definitely do make it to your graduation ceremony tomorrow! xx 25 minutes ago
Beth_53 has commented in the forum discussions Sober Sistas 2018!
Hello, lovely friends.OMG, Anastasia, your post really reached out to me and I can't thank you enough. You know I've been having a hard time and feeling almost... 26 minutes ago
LT77 posted a comment on REST
Thanks for sharing this Soar. Hugely helpful this midweek Wednesday xx 27 minutes ago
Isabelle2 posted a comment on Day 1 at work
Glad work was fine. Also pleased your colleague agreed with comments on here.Keep sAFe Isabelle xx 29 minutes ago
Isabelle2 has posted the blog A little proud of myself!
Hi all you lovely Istas and BrosWell, although I’ve been sober now for over a year apart from a one night fall from grace in October when I ended up in hospital... 32 minutes ago
Biba has commented in the forum discussions AF and Husband
Hi 365 - Well Done on your decision. If you were to put this on the main page as a blog you would get a lot more feedback. As I know they are a few with drinkin... 40 minutes ago



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How To Avoid Total Derailment When Things Go A Bit Off-Road By Lucy Rocca


There’s no doubt it’s easier to stay sober when things are going well. Not only do you feel more hopeful and have a higher degree of faith in yourself to stay committed to an alcohol-free life, but also you’re far less likely to want to numb your fee...

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There’s no doubt it’s easier to stay sober when things are going well. Not only do you feel more hop...

Are You ‘A Drinker’ Or ‘A Soberista’? By Emma Young


If I asked you if you think women are worse at maths than men, say, or if you must be young in order to be beautiful - or whether you associate alcohol with the idea of reward - whatever answer you give may not actually reflect your deep-seated belie...

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If I asked you if you think women are worse at maths than men, say, or if you must be young in order...

Addicts Are The Lucky Ones By Jo De Rosa


Sounds crazy doesn’t it, how can addicts be lucky? But the truth of it is that life has become so much better BECAUSE I was an addict; it made me dig deep and look profoundly into my soul to question who I really was, and what I could perhaps become....

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Sounds crazy doesn’t it, how can addicts be lucky? But the truth of it is that life has become so mu...

My Favourite Banana and Maca Smoothie By Lucy Rocca


Becoming more health-conscious and developing a greater interest in nutrition and fitness are often natural consequences of adopting an alcohol-free lifestyle. It’s not an automatic switch, but (certainly in my own experience), over time, it just sta...

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After two decades of drinking more than I ever set out to, I kicked the booze once and for all in April 2011. In 2012 I set up soberistas.com and now work full time as editor of the site and am a passionate advocate of alcohol-free living. If you would like to get in touch please email me on lucy@soberistas.com - I’d love to hear from you!

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