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AMESS posted a comment on Day 29
Very inspiring!!! Have a lovely week... I lost a brother too and I believe that is when I started to smother pain. Keep up your strength!!! I'm on day 2. Th... 21 minutes ago
April_16 posted a comment on Light and shade
Heartwarming blog Janice. The light is beautiful. Hugs to you in caring for your parents.xx. April 32 minutes ago
bellina62 posted a comment on Are we ever totally free
I just passed 500 days and had a bad wobble a couple of weeks back. The best advice I got was to lash myself to the mast and weather the storm. I did just that... 32 minutes ago
NewandWild posted a comment on I want to smash something
Awful situation. I don't know what to say. Sending a huge hug. 47 minutes ago
3038 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
i’ve done a lot of reading on the thread today. So many great posts. I had a nice quiet AF day. Have a great week! 48 minutes ago
Allioopsi has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Just a quick check in to say hey! And also because I just checked my day counter app and realized I’m 30 days AF today! Woo Hoo! Had to come on and screenshot t... 52 minutes ago
JiggyMom has joined Soberistas, say Welcome! 53 minutes ago
Cathrine posted a comment on Day 29
Hi Aqua, Sorry to hear about your brother, that must have been so difficult to get through. Your doing a great job, Keep up the good work. Im so glad to hear yo... 1 hour ago
clear-headed has joined Soberistas, say Welcome! 1 hour ago
Katie_41 posted a comment on Marketing alcohol to women
Thanks! xoKatie 1 hour ago
Katie_41 posted a comment on Still here!
Glad your back WQ! 💖xoKatie 1 hour ago
Margaret41 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
On a happier note, I see we need Cake!!! CONGRATULATIONS Lizzie!!! 100 days of glorious freedom! 🎉👏🎊🎈💃🏻 I’m so very excited for you! You are an inspiration,... 2 hours ago
Katie_41 posted a comment on Day 9 - Feeling Better
Power on Tina!!!!🤸🏼‍♂️😘xoKatie 2 hours ago
Katie_41 posted a comment on Day 53
So glad that you're feeling better Rodley! Congratulations on 53 days, you're doing so well! xoxoKatie 2 hours ago
Katie_41 posted a comment on Blog to Justus
What an amazing tribute to the most well deserved sober warrior on our team! Thank you Wendy!!! xoxoKatie 2 hours ago
BrainFix40 posted a comment on New Girl: It was BAD
Wow. You are an amazing writer! That is raw, powerful stuff. I can completely relate. Chasing, always chasing. The enormous fear of the not having. Chil... 2 hours ago
Katie_41 posted a comment on New Girl: It was BAD
Thanks for sharing Jess. You were able to sum up feelings that I think a lot of us have felt before...and yes, it's so much better to be on the other side of th... 2 hours ago
Margaret41 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
just quacking off to sleep. I had the biggest cravings today that I’ve had since about day 5. The WW just wouldn’t leave me alone. 2 bagels, 4 cans of club s... 2 hours ago
Katie_41 posted a comment on I want to smash something
So sorry Bess- sometimes the OH's are just stupid and wrong..maybe just tell him that what you need now is support, that's all. I'm so sorry for what you're goi... 2 hours ago
Sheer has commented in the forum discussions NEW YOUNG AT HEART THREAD, SAME ETHOS.
Sorry it’s so long, I’ve tried to do the link for the one I found Cathy but if you Google party bags then alternative party bags in the extra section at the bot... 2 hours ago
Katie_41 posted a comment on Are we ever totally free
Sarah- good for you for blogging after 400 days- this is a reminder to me that my biggest fear of complacency is alive and well. You never know when the craving... 2 hours ago
Katie_41 posted a comment on Just a quick check in !
Hi Sunnie! So glad to hear from you and so glad that all is well! Glad you're checking in and a huge congrats on 180 days!!!🤸🏼‍♂️🥰xoxoKatie 2 hours ago
Vespagirl has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Our newest 🎓 2 hours ago
Katie_41 posted a comment on Light and shade
Thanks for sharing Janice, I love reading your blogs as I'm always so inspired.Sorry about the parents, I know how hard that is- Being sober really allows you t... 2 hours ago
Vespagirl has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Halfway there. 2 hours ago
Vespagirl has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
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Katie_41 posted a comment on Day 29
You're doing so well Aqua1 I hope OH is being supportive because I think I would definitely be tempted to drink especially if OH asked me if I wanted one! You'r... 2 hours ago
Justus posted a comment on Light and shade
Lots of love to you Janice. Glad you took care of yourself and you’re feeling back to normal. We need you here:) xxxx 2 hours ago
BreathRun has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Yogalover, it's terrible that you've been carrying so much pain and guilt. This is not your fault and not your responsibility. I hope you find comfort and suppo... 2 hours ago
RunFree posted a comment on Day 53
Hi Rodley! I’m on 56 days and had the exact same with a week of severe headaches about 2 weeks or so ago. Horrible. I am not sure I was drinking enough water an... 2 hours ago
007mum has commented in the forum discussions November Splendor
Hello everyone.Margaret - If I didn't say it at the time you posted it, loved your photo! Karen, thinking of you and your mum...Congratulations (belatedly) on s... 3 hours ago
peace has commented in the forum discussions NEW YOUNG AT HEART THREAD, SAME ETHOS.
Thank you for the good wishes for Dad. He is headed to the hospital now and will have surgery early in the am. I’ll be over to see him after school when the ane... 3 hours ago
peace has commented in the forum discussions A Separate Space?
Thank you all for Dad’s good wishes. My brother is driving him to the hospital now with surgery planned early in the morning. I’ll see him after school when the... 3 hours ago
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Manch posted a comment on FOUR YEARS TODAY.. and You Raise Me Up... to more than I can be.
Hear, hear. Absolutely agree with every word... it seems so blindingly obvious now that if you want to stop the problems that come from drinking then the thing... 4 hours ago
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SweetC posted a comment on FOUR YEARS TODAY.. and You Raise Me Up... to more than I can be.
Amazing!! Congratulations on your success! You are a true inspiration to those of us just starting out!! C 4 hours ago
TheDuchess posted a comment on Light and shade
Love this Janice. You give so many of us here strength and courage. Thank you x 4 hours ago
NewandWild posted a comment on Day 29
Sorry to hear about your brother. Sounds like there is some stuff still there to work through. I am so glad you could acknowledge this and stay AF to feel the f... 4 hours ago
TheDuchess posted a comment on Just a quick check in !
Good to hear from you Sunnie. Congratulations on 180 days! 4 hours ago
Mamie has commented in the forum discussions November Splendor
Strawbs.....my OH should marry your OH....they could share the sofa!!!......ThankGod I don't drink....it's shite....anyway....I utilise these evenings to the ma... 4 hours ago
sarah_125 posted a comment on Are we ever totally free
Hey Sarah, what a great honest blog and what wonderful comments you have attracted. I hope they help make sense of that 'blast from the past' craving. I so... 4 hours ago
takingmylifeback posted a comment on 1000 days of freedom
Thank you so much everyone for your lovely comments. For those asking about the book, it is called Sober Positive and available on Amazon in e-book and paperbac... 4 hours ago
Adele posted a comment on Light and shade
That’s all sooooo lovely! I love the self-care turnaround.In terms of mental health, I was in a lecture on the various forms of “Abnormal” Psychology, and the P... 4 hours ago
AMESS posted a comment on Day 29
Very inspiring!!! Have a lovely week... I lost a brother too and I believe that is when I started to smother pain. Keep up your strength!!! I'm on day 2. Th... 21 minutes ago
April_16 posted a comment on Light and shade
Heartwarming blog Janice. The light is beautiful. Hugs to you in caring for your parents.xx. April 32 minutes ago
bellina62 posted a comment on Are we ever totally free
I just passed 500 days and had a bad wobble a couple of weeks back. The best advice I got was to lash myself to the mast and weather the storm. I did just that... 32 minutes ago
NewandWild posted a comment on I want to smash something
Awful situation. I don't know what to say. Sending a huge hug. 47 minutes ago
3038 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
i’ve done a lot of reading on the thread today. So many great posts. I had a nice quiet AF day. Have a great week! 48 minutes ago
Allioopsi has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Just a quick check in to say hey! And also because I just checked my day counter app and realized I’m 30 days AF today! Woo Hoo! Had to come on and screenshot t... 52 minutes ago
JiggyMom has joined Soberistas, say Welcome! 53 minutes ago
Cathrine posted a comment on Day 29
Hi Aqua, Sorry to hear about your brother, that must have been so difficult to get through. Your doing a great job, Keep up the good work. Im so glad to hear yo... 1 hour ago
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Katie_41 posted a comment on Marketing alcohol to women
Thanks! xoKatie 1 hour ago



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Soberistas Is 7 Years Old On November 26th! By Lucy Rocca


In 1995, I received my first instruction on mindfulness. I was sitting on a chairlift next to my best friend, the two of us chattering away excitedly (twenty years old and on our first parent-free skiing trip) as we dangled our skis a little reckless...

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In 1995, I received my first instruction on mindfulness. I was sitting on a chairlift next to my bes...

When You Know It’s Time To Say Goodbye For Good By Lucy Rocca


Several years ago, I became involved in a crazy, intense, full-blown love affair that lasted twenty-four, turbulent months. I don’t think I’d ever truly been in love before this relationship; the emotional roller coaster it set me on was unlike anyth...

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Several years ago, I became involved in a crazy, intense, full-blown love affair that lasted twenty-...

Soberistas’ October Round Up By Lucy Rocca


As I write this, the temperature here in Sheffield is 11 degrees centigrade, the skies are grey, and it’s drizzling in that delightful British style that so many of us love to hate. But a week and a half ago I was taking part in the Palma half-marath...

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As I write this, the temperature here in Sheffield is 11 degrees centigrade, the skies are grey, and...

New Life - A Short Story By Jacqui Gregory


“I’m absolutely fine, love,” she smiled.Her daughter’s eyes scrutinised Eleanor’s face … “Are you sure?” They had never really talked about Eleanor’s penchant for gin, but the arrival of her first grandchild had put it on the unwritten agenda. Q...

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“I’m absolutely fine, love,” she smiled.Her daughter’s eyes scrutinised Eleanor’s face … “Are you su...

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