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Wine-freeClaire has commented in the forum discussions Let’s Spring Into April AF
Good morning Calendaristas. Feeling bloidy knackered, thank you for he lord for Friday! It's so lovely being able to read back a day of posts from familiar folk... 4 minutes ago
Wander_Mom has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Happy Friday Istas!!!Woohoo, we made it we’re here..Friday!! Another week in the bag (well, nearly 😊) Its been a great week in here, filled with support as we’v... 6 minutes ago
JantheScott has joined Soberistas, say Welcome! 10 minutes ago
Joey_8 posted a comment on Best one yet..wot u think
I agree!! Also found a AF Peroni in tescos which is pretty good. Roll on summer 🌞 xx 14 minutes ago
MariDari has commented in the forum discussions Day 2
Hi RedwinebegoneI’m on day 2 today. I know what you are speaking about. This thoughts “why continue to drink makes sense“are so annoying and strong. This voice... 14 minutes ago
Mabel41 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
A QACI from me too, I’m not drinking today either xx 19 minutes ago
Jazzabelle has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Congrats to all the Sober Superstars! Each one of you is a sober superstar 😎😍🤩 25 minutes ago
Eeva has joined Soberistas, say Welcome! 28 minutes ago
Biba has commented in the forum discussions Solos'itas
Sobergirllone your post was so peaceful an heavenly calm it touched me. I go into quite shock and function when some one close passes. Thinking of you much love... 36 minutes ago
scruffyterrier has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
QACI I am not drinking today 💪 40 minutes ago
Rosyapple has commented in the forum discussions Let’s Spring Into April AF
Congratulations Trying to just be and Margaret. I hope you take full advantage of treat Friday. So glad your flight was stress free Margaret and enjoy your trip... 1 hour ago
Searchingforpeace posted a comment on Rude awakenings
12 1/2 hours later!!??? Good grief girl- tea and feet up- pronto. Take care! 🌸 1 hour ago
Maggie_68 posted a comment on Taking a Break for a Bit
Awww shame for us, your posts are always filled with incredible insight and wisdom - and I - even at 3 years AF have learned and taken so much from them.  You a... 1 hour ago
Rosyapple posted a comment on 3 weeks!!!!
Good for you. It's treat Friday! Lovely self care. Keep it up. You'll continue to feel more changes and keep being proud. Xx 1 hour ago
Kim has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Very tired quack from me. Good show tonight, teeny tiny theatre, it felt like a movie theatre. All is well except I’m getting a headache. A great article was po... 1 hour ago
Sparkles_4 has commented in the forum discussions Let’s Spring Into April AF
'tificates and Friday Celebrations!Please PM Sparkles with any errors or omissions 1 hour ago
Sparkles_4 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Congratulations Sober Superstars!Please PM Sparkles with any errors or omissions 2 hours ago
Sparkles_4 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
'tificates for Friday April 26th:Please PM Sparkles with any errors or omissions 2 hours ago
PeonySparkles has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Soberforward, thank you for sharing and big hugs to you for everything you have gone through! Trauma is exceptionally hard to dissect and deal with. You are t... 2 hours ago
Happiness posted a comment on Taking a Break for a Bit
So proud of all you've achieved, SW. I know you've really got a good handle on this thing now and have no doubt you'll keep on kicking goals! Hopefully you'll p... 3 hours ago
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BreathRun has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Super quick check in. Physically tiring day spent packing. Will get a bit more rest tonight. Have been up later than usual reading on the site. Naughty!I can ha... 4 hours ago
Ruthy83 posted a comment on Best one yet..wot u think
I'm a fan of St Peter's Without. Nice pint of stout, even my uncle couldn't tell it was AF. 4 hours ago
Nanci posted a comment on I Am Not Reactionary Now
Wonderful encouragement! Thank you. RW made me for sure see things as B&W, Right or Wrong or just not clear and sparked fearful emotions. Thanks so much! 4 hours ago
MegDav posted a comment on Taking a Break for a Bit
Wishing you the best and thank you for all your posts. They have been an encouragement to many! 5 hours ago
MegDav posted a comment on I Am Not Reactionary Now
Very encouraging message. Thank you. 5 hours ago
MegDav posted a comment on Another Day 1
Welcome Mari and wishing you the best as you start your journey. You will get lots of support here 💓 5 hours ago
Flopsybunny5 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Last check in of the day. Have now managed to do the swim run, supermarket sweep, dinner, clear up, clean out the hamster, folded and put away washing and all w... 5 hours ago
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Vespagirl has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
4/26 tenners🎶 5 hours ago
Vespagirl has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Another busy day in thread land and I've missed most of it and am cream crackered but wanted to send a big hug to SoberForward. I'm also honored that you share... 5 hours ago
Sobergirlone has commented in the forum discussions Solos'itas
Hello my IstasA very brief message., my Dad passed away Sunday evening, I was with him for 2 days and nights with barely an hours sleep (immaterial!) With my br... 6 hours ago
Nanci posted a comment on Good morning sunshine
Thank you so much everyone for your inspiration, and empowerment! It was a great day and I even saw my dad at the nursing home and brought him outside for some... 6 hours ago
BreathRun posted a comment on Testing Times And Thankfulness
Very sorry for your loss. x Congratulations on your 6 AF months. That's terrific. None of what you are dealing with now is could ever be characterized as good,... 6 hours ago
BreathRun posted a comment on Day 6 - aren’t we lucky
Birdie, so happy for you! Being AF feels likes such a gift. There are so many new experiences and simple, sweet pleasures to come. Well done!x 6 hours ago
BreathRun posted a comment on How to breathe
Hope you're finding rest, comfort and rejuvenation. This sounds like an excellent breathing exercise. You are doing incredibly hard work and you're doing is so... 6 hours ago
BreathRun posted a comment on Mind clearance
This is really inspiring and very positive. Thank you for sharing! 6 hours ago
BreathRun posted a comment on Stay in the present
These are wise words and very helpful. x 6 hours ago
BreathRun posted a comment on Good morning sunshine
Terrific! Enjoy the hangover free mornings. They are hard earned and well deserved! Keep on going the great job you're doing. 7 hours ago
BreathRun posted a comment on 3 weeks!!!!
Sweet! Really happy for you that you treated yourself. Amazing job on you AF weeks! x 7 hours ago
BreathRun posted a comment on I Am Not Reactionary Now
This is *very* encouraging. Thank you for sharing. I have noticed less arguing and all out fighting between between me and my OH. Thought it might be due in par... 7 hours ago
Fernandosclams has commented in the forum discussions Let’s Spring Into April AF
Hope love, sending you a huge hug because you sound so crestfallen but there's been so much love and good advice for you already from everyone that I'm hoping b... 7 hours ago
Bubble_11 has commented in the forum discussions Let’s Spring Into April AF
It’s been a loooong day, OH was out of theatre by 12 but not discharged until around 6.30 so by the time his dressings were removed and I had put his clothes on... 7 hours ago
Wine-freeClaire has commented in the forum discussions Let’s Spring Into April AF
Good morning Calendaristas. Feeling bloidy knackered, thank you for he lord for Friday! It's so lovely being able to read back a day of posts from familiar folk... 4 minutes ago
Wander_Mom has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Happy Friday Istas!!!Woohoo, we made it we’re here..Friday!! Another week in the bag (well, nearly 😊) Its been a great week in here, filled with support as we’v... 6 minutes ago
JantheScott has joined Soberistas, say Welcome! 10 minutes ago
Joey_8 posted a comment on Best one yet..wot u think
I agree!! Also found a AF Peroni in tescos which is pretty good. Roll on summer 🌞 xx 14 minutes ago
MariDari has commented in the forum discussions Day 2
Hi RedwinebegoneI’m on day 2 today. I know what you are speaking about. This thoughts “why continue to drink makes sense“are so annoying and strong. This voice... 14 minutes ago
Mabel41 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
A QACI from me too, I’m not drinking today either xx 19 minutes ago
Jazzabelle has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Congrats to all the Sober Superstars! Each one of you is a sober superstar 😎😍🤩 25 minutes ago
Eeva has joined Soberistas, say Welcome! 28 minutes ago
Biba has commented in the forum discussions Solos'itas
Sobergirllone your post was so peaceful an heavenly calm it touched me. I go into quite shock and function when some one close passes. Thinking of you much love... 36 minutes ago
scruffyterrier has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
QACI I am not drinking today 💪 40 minutes ago



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Eight Years Of Sobriety Has Taught Me This… By Lucy Rocca


I recently posted on Facebook and Instagram that, this month, I celebrate being alcohol-free for eight years. I got an amazing response from thousands of people sending me their congratulations and kind messages, which has reinforced yet again what a...

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I recently posted on Facebook and Instagram that, this month, I celebrate being alcohol-free for eig...

How To Successfully Reach Your Goals By Emma Young


We all set ourselves individual goals at various points in our lives; to be able to run 5km in under half an hour, perhaps - or to run a marathon. To lose 6lbs in six weeks. To score at least 75 per cent in an exam. To attain these goals, we don’t ne...

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We all set ourselves individual goals at various points in our lives; to be able to run 5km in under...

Relapse (Don’t Do It) By Faster


In my early days of sobriety there was a mantra that I would repeat over and over in my head. It went something like… “I could easily have a drink. Just one. No one would need to know. I’d very likely get away with it.” I might have been sober f...

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In my early days of sobriety there was a mantra that I would repeat over and over in my head. It wen...

Quitting Drinking Isn’t Just About No More Hangovers By Lucy Rocca


You might think quitting drinking is all about just letting go of the drink: swapping wine for water, enjoying fresh mornings instead of horrible hangovers hiding under the bedclothes, and honing a svelte physique to replace the muffin top you’ve bee...

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You might think quitting drinking is all about just letting go of the drink: swapping wine for water...

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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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Going booze-free isn’t about missing alcohol forever! It’s about loving life in control and being the best version of you that you can possibly be…joining the Soberistas community can really help you reach your alcohol-free goal.

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