• Alcohol,  Healing from the past,  Health,  mental health,  self care,  self help

    Decluttering Alcohol from My Life: 6 Things That Were Keeping Me Stuck 

    A couple of weeks ago, at half 1 in the morning, I awoke filled with regret for the bad choices I’d made yet again. I wasn’t hungover, although this time I had consumed enough comfort food and alcohol for my stomach to eject its shameful burning contents down the toilet when I’d sooner have been writing. It had been years since I’d eaten and drank enough to throw up, although I was ashamed about the almost daily habit of one or two glasses a night I’d progressed to (with one or two days alcohol free). Not to mention what it was doing to my bank account.  That evening, I lay…

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    Alcohol,  Health,  self help

    The Sober Minimalist – Why I’m Quitting Alcohol

    Photo by Eneko Uruñuela on Unsplash Despite this blog being centered around minimalism, this weekend I feel like sharing that I’m 3 weeks alcohol-free (which is actually a type of minimalism for the body if you think about it).  It’s not like I haven’t tried to quit before. Since my mid-twenties the longest I’ve ever gone without booze is 9 months when I was pregnant. The rest of the time I was drinking almost every evening, and the amount I was consuming each night was steadily creeping up. So were the amount of hangovers. I never used to be a big drinker. The only times I’d drink was on occasional boozy nights out…