In my attempt to stay off the sauce, I have been really trying to understand what triggers me to drink and find better ways to deal with it. I want to drink for lots of reasons that most people do, celebrating, Friday nights, dinner parties etc…. But one situation where I tend to drink a… Continue reading Triggers And Emotions
Hola from a beach in Mexico! I am fortunate enough to go on an annual trip for the past few years. It is 5 nights of yoga, healthy eating, beach and contemplation. The previous 4 times have always included a fair amount of drinking and it is soooo not the place to drink. All the… Continue reading No Cerveza Por Favor!
Today I went to the Naturopath to check up on my thyroid that was out of whack and a few other things. I have felt “off” for a few years. Now that I am off the steady wine drip, I am feeling much better and hoping that will sort a few things out. I was… Continue reading My New Hobby!
While I am not a huge football fan, I have always liked a party!! Which always meant drinking lots without anyone ( hopefully) noticing. This year a friend was hosting one and another friend was bringing all the food, he is an amazing cook. I was excited to stuff my face with food in lieu… Continue reading Superbowl Survival
When I seriously tried to stop drinking everyday 2 years ago, I went on/off/on/off the booze hundreds of times. Before then I didn’t realize that booze was a big part of the reason I felt down, anxious or would ruminate repeatedly, endlessly on problems, perceived wrongs, fears etc.. I remember my husband who is a… Continue reading Black Hole/ Bright Sunshine
It took me 2 years to accept I cannot moderate. I have been trying to “fix” my drinking problem for quite awhile but in the last 2 years I have really really really watched my behaviour and actions around moderating. I have watched other people moderate successfully. I have also watched many people try and… Continue reading Signs You Cannot Moderate
As you all know from my other posts, I have drank very regularly for 20 plus years. I drank through university, through my twenties, thirties and with much more enthusiasm in my late 30’s and early 40’s. I would always say yes to a beer, a glass of wine, drinks at lunch ( until I… Continue reading What I Needed to Understand About My Drinking.