Aware

This podcast is well worth the listen if you want to explore mindfulness. Ellen Langer argues that you can do anything mindlessly, even things like yoga and meditation that are supposed to increase mindfulness. In her view, all you need to be mindful is to notice, for example, 5 new things today about someone you […]

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No, it’s not because you’re stressed

Try a few of these phrases on for size: I did crack last night because I was stressed. I hit my kids because I had such a bad day. I crashed my car because I needed something to distract me from my depression. Giving up over-drinking is about recognizing that you do it because you […]

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Free e-books

I have a new book out called 30 Days Sober: a companion guide to taking a break from alcohol. It’s published by the lovely crew at Final Draft Press, who also helped me with Re-think Your Drinking: 5 practical tips to cut back on alcohol. I’ve made 30 Days Sober free for October 2nd and […]

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What might have been

“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” ― George Eliot I could have been a lot of things. I’ve made choices that I’m not proud of, and then redeemed myself by making different choices later on. Or, at least, tried to redeem myself. The sad fact of life is that […]

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The Glass Half Full

What do you see when you look at this glass? When I was over-drinking, it was a glass of vodka and pineapple juice. Now it’s just a fancy drink that may or may not have alcohol in it. I have learned, in the process of redirecting my habits, that it’s still okay to have fun […]

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My moderation

I call myself a moderate drinker. When I say that I mean I drink no more than 3 drinks at any one time (and 1-2 is normal), and no more than 7 drinks per week. But, as they say, the devil is in the details.

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