A blogging commitment in Go Sober month

A blogging commitment in Go Sober month

I shared this photo on Instagram this morning, and have been pondering the nature of commitment today. Across the UK, thousands of people are taking the plunge and committing to ‘Go Sober’ for the month of October to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer...
10 Ways to make Go Sober a month of self care

10 Ways to make Go Sober a month of self care

So, you’ve taken the plunge and signed up for Macmillan Cancer Support‘s Go Sober challenge.  Well done you!  Macmillan do a great job of supporting people with cancer and their families. so this fundraising work you are doing will go to a great cause! And...
Preparing for Go Sober this October

Preparing for Go Sober this October

In 2013, I tried to Go Sober for Macmillan Cancer Support. It was a disaster for many reasons.   I was in the midst of a fairly significant emotional breakdown with my life seemingly collapsing around my ears.  I was involved in a painful and nerve wracking separation...
Go Sober for Health and Happiness

Go Sober for Health and Happiness

Trying to Go Sober in 2013 Two years ago I signed up to take part in Macmillan Cancer Support’s Go Sober campaign.  I had done quite a bit of fundraising for them in the past, and opted to do this not as a pubic fundraising venture, but as a private challenge....
10 reasons I am happy to be sober

10 reasons I am happy to be sober

I stopped drinking 9 months and 10 days ago, after about 20 years of dangerous, dependent drinking.  I thought I needed alcohol, and her best friend nicotine, to help me deal with my life, but I started to see that these ‘friends’ were actually causing...