I Never Believed I’d Be Able To Do This Sober!
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by Kate Bee
1w ago
What do airports, planes, holidays, restaurant meals and sunsets have in common? They’re all things I thought sobriety would ruin for me. Seriously. I never believed I’d be able to get through them without drinking. Or if I did somehow manage to resist, I couldn’t imagine actually enjoying any of those things without alcohol. They wouldn’t feel as special, right? It would seem as if something was missing. If you can relate, this week’s video is for you. I filmed it a few days ago, during a trip to Costa Rica… Key points What’s on your “I can’t imagine” list? We all have one – a list of thing ..read more
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Do You Genuinely Miss The Taste, Or Is It Something Else?
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by Kate Bee
3w ago
Picture this: You take a break from drinking and it goes OK… but you miss the taste of wine. Eventually you let yourself open one of your favourite bottles… Only to discover that it’s nothing like you remembered and doesn’t taste nice. WHAT?! So do you tip it away? Or do you plough on and finish the glass, wincing your way through it? What you do next really matters and I explain why in today’s blog… Key points Can you relate to this? Here’s the email I received from Tiffany: “I got through January without drinking anything but I really missed my wine. I missed the ritual of opening a bottle ..read more
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Lost Your Motivation To Stay Sober? Try This.
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by Kate Bee
1M ago
We’re a month into the New Year. If you set a goal to quit drinking or take a break from booze… how’s it going? I know many people began 2024 feeling fired up and motivated, but January is a long old month If you’re struggling with your motivation now the “New year, new me!” enthusiasm has faded, I can help. In today’s video, I’m talking all about how to take action when you feel like giving up and the one key question you must ask yourself… Key points Understanding motivation I used to think motivation was something that just happened to me. I either had it or I didn’t – I thought it came ..read more
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2023 In Review: Our Alcohol-Free Highlights Of The Year
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by Kate Bee
2M ago
“What’s been your alcohol-free highlight of the year? And is there a picture that sums up that moment, that you’re happy for me to share?” That’s the question I asked some of my Sober School students earlier this week. The photos they sent in are AMAZING and I’m delighted to share them here with you. Each picture gives you a glimpse into life as a non drinker… and just how much bigger, better and brighter life gets when you ditch booze! There’s a story behind every photo and I’ve done my best to capture it here, in what might just be my favourite video of the year… What about you? If you’ve ..read more
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Alcohol Doesn’t Really Work – Why You Deserve Better
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by Kate Bee
2M ago
Imagine buying something that you thought was going to make you feel less stressed, only to discover that it didn’t really work. Perhaps it distracted you for an hour or two, but then it woke you up in the early hours. And the next day you felt even more stressed – life seemed harder, not easier. Would you go back to the shop and ask for your money back? Today’s blog video is all about the fact that alcohol doesn’t *really* work… Key points Alcohol doesn’t really work It works just enough to keep you chasing it, but it doesn’t really work. You get the crumbs of something – a brief distractio ..read more
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Don’t Forget, Other People Hide Their Drinking Too
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by Kate Bee
2M ago
“Why can everyone else drink normally apart from me?” When I was struggling with my drinking, I must have asked myself that question a hundred times.  The shame of not being “normal” like “other people” kept me stuck, trying to cut down over and over.  I wish I’d known back then that I wasn’t alone at all. Perhaps you need to know that too? So that’s what today’s video is all about. Key points No one talks about *this* kind of drinking I suspect you’re nothing like the clichéd stereotype of a problem drinker. You have a job, responsibilities and deadlines that you meet. Everyone yo ..read more
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How To Deal With Drink Pushers This Christmas
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by Kate Bee
3M ago
If you’re sober (or trying to be), an issue you might have to deal with at this time of year is having drinks pushed on you. Here are a few examples of things you could hear: “What do you mean you’re not drinking? Don’t be boring.” “I’m not taking no for an answer, I’ve got you a drink anyway!” “Come on, one glass won’t hurt…” Argh! It’s annoying that you have to deal with drink pushers now, so early on in sobriety, when you have plenty of other things to be thinking about. Here are my tips for dealing with this nonsense at Christmas! Key points Drink pushers aren’t mean saboteurs Let’s giv ..read more
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Another Hidden Cost Of Drinking (Don’t Do This!)
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by Kate Bee
3M ago
If you’ve been thinking about stopping drinking for a while, then I suspect you already know what alcohol is costing your physical and mental health. You know the cost of being hungover… and the countless repercussions that has for you. You’ve probably noticed the cost of buying booze as well. It’s an expensive habit. But there’s one other hidden cost that you need to watch out for, especially this week… I explain all in today’s blog. Key points Drunk shopping is big business One in six UK adults has made an online shopping purchase whilst drunk and not remembered until the parcel arrives, a ..read more
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Drinking Is Hard – It’s Not The Easy Option
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by Kate Bee
3M ago
I was at an event recently where one of the speakers said something that I’ve been thinking about ever since. She said, “If you choose the easy path, life will end up being hard for you. If you choose the hard path, life will wind up easy.” I can’t stop thinking about how perfectly this sums up the choice to drink or not drink. Drinking seems like the easy option when you’re pouring that first glass: but actually, drinking is hard – it’s the tough choice. If you’re tempted to drink tonight, watch this video first… Key points Drinking is hard – it’s the difficult choice Cracking open a bottle ..read more
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Before You Hit The F*** It Button, Try This
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by Kate Bee
4M ago
It may only be the first week of November, but at this time of year, there are two types of messages I start to see in my inbox: “What’s the point of even trying to quit drinking now? It’s going to be too hard – there are too many parties and tempting things coming up that I won’t be able to get through.” “I’m newly sober… but I’m pretty sure I won’t make it through the holiday season. So why am I putting so much effort in now? I may as well drink already.” If you’re in one of those two camps and you’re tempted to say “F*** it, what’s the point…?” then this week’s video is for you! Key point ..read more
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