7 Surprising Truths About My Year of Sobriety

NEXT WEEK MARKS 12 MONTHS since I quit the booze. Again.

You’ve heard of yo-yo dieters? Well I guess my thirties has seen me operate at both ends of the drinking spectrum.

On the boozing extreme, I would have binged hard but limited the damage to weekends. How bad did it get? Well, blackouts were par for the course. I didn’t have a good handle on things. I drank to get drunk. Why? Escapism. Habit. Boredom. Confidence. Many reasons. Read more

How to Cure a Hangover

I’ve been enjoying a dry January detox so far, giving my body a well earned rest from the food and drinking binge that accompanied the festive period.

My resolve wavered going into this weekend and finding a spare hour after work today I stumbled upon an interesting book by Alan Carr (he of the Stop Smoking fame as opposed to Mr. Chatty) at a second hand bookshop at a discount. Seemed like an interesting premise on the front cover: Read more

Dry January – Not another Detox!

detox dry januaryCrippled finances and the need to give my body a well earned rest after the travails of a wild 2014 have prompted me to pin the month of January as alcohol-free.

I’m not one for making New Years resolutions because more often than not, they fall flat on their arse. However I am a firm believer in the idea of 30 day trials though as a way to assess whether a certain lifestyle change is compatible with long term goals. Read more