February – Sleep
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by Mrs D
14h ago
By @suek Sleep is my number one self care priority at the moment. Over the years, I have realised that if I can get a decent amount of decent quality sleep, I can handle most things life throws at me. A good sleep has benefits across the board, from the obvious physical energy levels in a well-rested body, to the […] February – Sleep was first posted on February 1, 2023 at 1:19 am. ©2019 "Living Sober". Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this article in your feed reader, then the site is guilty of copyright infringement. Please contact me at admin ..read more
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Ask An Expert: Renee (Addiction Counsellor)
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by Mrs D
2d ago
Today’s expert is Renee (Te Arawa, Ngati Wahiao), an addictions counsellor working at CareNZ in Wellington. ========== Mrs D: What led you into this work? Why do you do it? Renee: I’ve had lived experience of alcohol and drug use, 16 or more years of it. And I have experience of my family using alcohol and other drugs. Some of them […] Ask An Expert: Renee (Addiction Counsellor) was first posted on January 31, 2023 at 6:13 pm. ©2019 "Living Sober". Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this article in your feed reader, then the site is guilty of ..read more
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I travel with teabags
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by Mrs D
1w ago
It was midnight at the party and someone said "I'm putting the jug on, does anyone want a hot drink?". OMG yes I thought and called out "Me please!!!" before heading over to my bag to fetch one of the tea bags I had stashed in there earlier. Yes, I was at a party at midnight. And yes, I had […] I travel with teabags was first posted on January 26, 2023 at 7:50 pm. ©2019 "Living Sober". Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this article in your feed reader, then the site is guilty of copyright infringement. Please contact me at admin@livingsober.org.nz ..read more
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Watermelon Basil Cooler
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by Mrs D
1w ago
Blitzing fresh basil and watermelon together is surprisingly delicious! I made this in a nutra-ninja but you could use a blender or even a food processor. Ridiculously simple. Ingredients (approx): 2 cups chopped fresh watermelon 4-5 fresh basil leaves Sparkling water Method: Put the watermelon and basil into your blending machine and blitz until smooth. Pour into a large glass […] Watermelon Basil Cooler was first posted on January 21, 2023 at 7:03 am. ©2019 "Living Sober". Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this article in your feed reader, then ..read more
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Sober Story: Andy
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by Mrs D
2w ago
This week's Sober Story comes from Andy, a 69-year-old living in Tauranga. ========= Mrs D: How long have you been in recovery? Andy: It's 2 1/2 years since my last drink. Mrs D: What can you tell us about the last months/years of your drinking before you gave up? Andy: The last months/years of my drinking were much the same […] Sober Story: Andy was first posted on January 15, 2023 at 9:15 am. ©2019 "Living Sober". Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this article in your feed reader, then the site is guilty of copyright infringement. Please contact ..read more
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Trueness and Beauty (Guest Post)
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by Mrs D
3w ago
This guest post comes from member @djstarheart. It was written as an update in the Members Feed and resonated with so many I thought it worth featuring here. Enjoy! ======= I started drinking from the age of 14, gradually progressing to a daily and binging habit until my body was literally screaming at me, "you are killing us!". I am […] Trueness and Beauty (Guest Post) was first posted on January 11, 2023 at 9:40 am. ©2019 "Living Sober". Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this article in your feed reader, then the site is guilty of copyright infr ..read more
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Sobriety Chat: Kath
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by Mrs D
3w ago
Kath Elliot is a wife, mother, sister, alcohol coach, entrepreneur, cancer thriver ... and she is sober. Click on the links below to watch or listen to Kath's Sobriety Chat. She talks about her drinking story, her cancer journey and the work she now does raising awareness of the links between alcohol and cancer. You can find Kath on her […] Sobriety Chat: Kath was first posted on January 10, 2023 at 8:48 am. ©2019 "Living Sober". Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this article in your feed reader, then the site is guilty of copyright infringement ..read more
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Sober Story: Emma
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by Mrs D
1M ago
This week's Sober Story comes from Emma, a 42-year-old living in Kent, England. ========= Mrs D: How long have you been in recovery? Emma: I've been in recovery for 9 years now. Mrs D: What can you tell us about the last months/years of your drinking before you gave up? Emma: I was a horrible drunk but sadly it took me […] Sober Story: Emma was first posted on January 1, 2023 at 7:46 am. ©2019 "Living Sober". Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this article in your feed reader, then the site is guilty of copyright infringement. Please contact m ..read more
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January – Gratitude
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by Mrs D
1M ago
By @suek One day, early on in my sobriety, I wrote in my journal: “How about every day I write down one thing I’m grateful for about being booze-free? Today I’m grateful for being clear-headed enough to go to bed with a good book.” This was something small that I could do every day – an easy habit to form. […] January – Gratitude was first posted on January 1, 2023 at 5:00 am. ©2019 "Living Sober". Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this article in your feed reader, then the site is guilty of copyright infringement. Please contact me at admin@livin ..read more
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A Year of Self Care (by @suek)
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by Mrs D
1M ago
By Sue Kerr (@suek). Every December 31st for the past several years, I’ve given myself a mini-retreat, just an hour or two to check back on the year that’s ending: the highs and lows; what do I want more of and what could I do without; what made me proud of myself and where could I do better. Next day, […] A Year of Self Care (by @suek) was first posted on December 22, 2022 at 9:54 am. ©2019 "Living Sober". Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this article in your feed reader, then the site is guilty of copyright infringement. Please contact me at ad ..read more
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