Dry January Is Nearly Over – What Will You Do Next?
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by Kate Bee
2d ago
How was your Dry January? Maybe you’re patting yourself on the back for keeping things alcohol free all month, but you’re not sure what your next steps should be? Perhaps you’re counting down to drinking again on February 1st? Or maybe you’re frustrated because you didn’t make it? And now you’re struggling to get back on track? No matter what happened this month, the most important thing is how you move forward. And that’s exactly what today’s blog is all about. Key points If you had a great Dry January, but don’t know what to do next It’s great that you had a good experience this month, but ..read more
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Are You Celebrating Your Sober Wins Properly?
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by Kate Bee
1w ago
You receive nine positive comments about yourself (or your work) and one piece of negative feedback… and find yourself totally consumed by the “bad” one. Can you relate? (I’m hoping it’s not just me!) Well, guess what? The same thing can happen with alcohol-free living too. We can have so many sober wins, so many things going well for us… yet all our brains want to focus on are the bits that are less good, or that feel hard. Today’s video is all about combatting this so you can focus on the stuff that actually matters…   Key points We’re naturally a bit negative The brain is wired to sc ..read more
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2022 In Review: Our Alcohol-Free Highlights Of The Year
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by Kate Bee
1M ago
If you think that sober living is just about ditching booze, think again. Every December, I ask the women I’ve been coaching to share a picture of an alcohol-free highlight of their year. The photos they send in are always amazing and underline how much bigger and better life gets when you break out of the alcohol trap. This year’s collection is no exception. There’s a story behind every photo – and I’ve done my best to capture it all in today’s video… What about you? If you’ve got an alcohol-free highlight that you’d like to share, let me know in the comments below. I’d love to hear about ..read more
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10 Things I Love About Being Sober At Christmas
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by Kate Bee
1M ago
If you’re planning on drinking this Christmas, stay with me here! You might be thinking, “Nothing you say is going to change my mind, Kate. I just can’t do it… I’m not even going to think about quitting drinking until January.” If so, check out this week’s video anyway. It will get you fired up for the New Year… But if, on the other hand, you’re heading into your first sober Christmas and you’re feeling a bit nervous, I hope this video helps you stay focused and inspires you to keep going! 10 Things I Love About Being Sober At Christmas 1. No embarrassing mistakes Whether it’s putting the wr ..read more
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Can’t Imagine Socialising Sober? Focus On This!
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by Kate Bee
1M ago
When I first quit drinking, I used to find socialising sober very challenging.  Booze was everywhere and I felt as if I had a massive sign on my head that said, “Look at her, she’s not drinking!” So if you’re newly sober (or thinking about quitting) and you’re finding things tough right now, you’re not alone. And, as I explain in this week’s video, there’s one key question that could make life a lot easier for you… Key points The crucial question to ask yourself when socialising sober The question is this: What is this event really about? It’s not about booze… even if it seems like tha ..read more
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Why Quitting Drinking Makes Your Life Bigger And Better
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by Kate Bee
2M ago
Sobriety seemed very restrictive to me before I quit drinking. There was a tightness around it in my mind. All I could focus on was what I would lose. It didn’t occur to me that sobriety might make my world bigger and better… but that’s exactly what happened! In today’s video, I explain why alcohol-free living adds more to your life. Key points What most people get wrong It’s natural to assume that sobriety will make your life smaller and sadder, because you’re taking something away. At least, that’s what I used to think! But since I quit, I’ve had more fun, more free time, more joy and more ..read more
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The Real Reason Parties Can Be Less Fun, Sober
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by Kate Bee
2M ago
If you’ve stopped drinking or you’re trying to quit, you might have mixed feelings about the next few weeks. The festive season brings with it plenty of parties, celebrations and of course… alcohol. If you’ve found socialising sober to be a bit of a dull or awkward experience, then you’re not alone. There’s a very good reason that parties can seem less fun, sober – but it’s probably not what you think! I explain all in this week’s video… Key points What isn’t the problem Boring parties have nothing to do with a lack of alcohol. Booze isn’t magic joy juice – it can’t guarantee a lovely time f ..read more
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No More Excuses! Try This Mindset Hack Instead
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by Kate Bee
3M ago
“The next few months will be so hard, it’s pointless trying to quit now.” “And work’s so busy, I haven’t got time to think about quitting… I’ve got a holiday coming up soon… and I deserve a drink because I’ve been so good recently!” I don’t know if any of the excuses above sound familiar to you, but they do to me. I know them well because… they were all MY excuses at one point! I was great at finding reasons to delay doing something about my drinking.  If you’re in a similar position, this week’s video will help. Key points The truth about excuses Excuses offer short-term relief in exc ..read more
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Grey-Area Drinking (And Why You’re Not Alone)
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by Kate Bee
3M ago
“I truly believed I was the only woman in the world who felt this way about alcohol.” When I got this email from a student of mine this week, I knew I had to talk about it. If you’re a grey-area drinker, the chances are your drinking doesn’t feel “normal” but it doesn’t look like one of those clichéd stereotypes either.  This can leave you feeling lonely, ashamed and lost.  But you’re not alone – and there’s nothing wrong with you, as I explain in this week’s video. Key points Why grey-area drinking is so hidden If you’re a grey-area drinker, the chances are your life looks fine on ..read more
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The Cost Of Borrowing From The Bank Of Booze
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by Kate Bee
5M ago
Alcohol steals happiness from tomorrow. Not only does it steal it, but it makes you pay it back, with interest. It’s the worst kind of lender, offering you the worst kind of deal.  In these uncertain times, we talk a lot about the cost of different things… but there’s never much chatter about the cost of ‘borrowing’ certain feelings from booze. You’ll pay a high price for the feelings you hope alcohol will deliver. That’s what this video is all about. Key points: A costly loan Every single feeling you hope alcohol will provide you with, you will pay for by experiencing the opposite emot ..read more
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