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alcohol free, mental health, sobriety, wellbeing

Good Morning

Are you one of those annoying morning people? I am. I never used to be though. When you decide that waking up with a pounding head, a mouth as dry as the Gobi desert (Sahara is so overrated) and eyes that resemble those of Ren from Ren and Stimpy, is no longer fun; it changes… Continue reading Good Morning

alcohol free, christmas, holiday, mental health, sobriety, vulnerability

Last Christmas…

I was mostly drunk. This year, to save me from tears I’ll give it a try being sober. No, but really...this year is going to be different for so many reasons. Clearly there’s the obvious festive corona in the air but that’s actually not having a massive impact on my Christmas. This year not only… Continue reading Last Christmas…

human connection, life lessons, new friends

Life in an Elevator

Doesn’t it suck when you make friends with people and there’s a really good connection. You’ve even declared them bridesmaid or best man at your imaginary wedding and then suddenly they start drifting away and your standing on the river bank waving them off with a hanky. I’ve never been very good at losing mates.… Continue reading Life in an Elevator

alcohol free, alcoholism, indian culture, life goals, marital status, mental health, sobriety

The Asian Equation

Do you know what’s worse than being a single woman in her 40s who lives at home with her parents, has mental health issues and an alcohol problem? A single woman in her 40s who lives at home with her parents, has mental health issues, an alcohol problem AND is Indian. I mean when I… Continue reading The Asian Equation

alcohol free, birthday, holiday, motherhood, sobriety, Uncategorized

A week of firsts

Last Monday I got up at the glorious time of 4am, packed up the car and set off for a week in sunny Scotland. Yes, sunny! We didn’t have a single drop of rain the entire week! Also we being, me and my parents. It was to be a week of firsts; my first sober… Continue reading A week of firsts

alcohol free, direction, mental health, new friends, self awareness, sobriety, spirituality, vulnerability

Mental illness, medication and me.

Today, a friend posted on Instagram about her recent struggles and how her mental health has deteriorated enough to warrant new medication. She was already taking anti anxiety meds and how now been put on an anti-depressant of sorts; I know this because I’ve been prescribed both in the past. Anyway having only known her… Continue reading Mental illness, medication and me.

career goals, dream life, life goals, MLM, network marketing, social media

The good, the bad and the…decide for yourself.

Are you thinking about network marketing? Have you been approached by people to join their team and company so you can build a business and become financially free? Or maybe you’re already involved but new to the game and are trying to suss things out. Getting an honest account about network marketing can be difficult.… Continue reading The good, the bad and the…decide for yourself.

career goals, direction, life goals, life lessons, network marketing, self discovery

A positively positive pivot.

I don’t even know where to begin this post. I’m so full of gratitude, excitement, high energy vibes. All that really really good shit. I think I’ll just let the word vomit come out and not over think it. So here goes, get the bucket ready.... At the end of this month I will be… Continue reading A positively positive pivot.

life goals, life lessons, self awareness, self discovery

Who’s in charge here?

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all” ~ Oscar Wilde No, but really. Who? We are born. And then we die. And that time in between, somebody else is always in charge! Who the fuck decided that?! I mean, I can see that having a more experienced… Continue reading Who’s in charge here?

dream life, life goals, network marketing, social media

Why aren’t you crying anymore?

Because the goal posts have changed. Because the further along I get on this journey, the more I’m realising something. It’s all bullshit. Everything. *Buckle up, this is a long one* All that we learn. All that we are told. All that we believe. All that we think is right or wrong. All bigger than… Continue reading Why aren’t you crying anymore?

alcohol free, fear, Friends & Features, life goals, mental health, network marketing, new friends, sobriety, social media

Em-proud

Yes it’s a word. Look it up if you don’t believe me. Okay don’t, it’s clearly not a word but I couldn’t decide between proud and empowered so I went with both. I can’t remember the last time I felt genuinely proud of myself. Not just an ‘I did good’ or pat on the back… Continue reading Em-proud

alcohol free, mental health, self awareness, spirituality

But I thought you were doing better?

So did I, so did I... And I am, but doesn’t mean I don’t feel the not so good days. And now I really feel them. Like intensely. Without alcohol I feel everything. This weekend something felt off. I didn’t start my day as I usually do. There was no meditating, no connecting with my… Continue reading But I thought you were doing better?

fear, life goals, network marketing, self awareness, social media

Be a voice, not an echo

I’m trying to listen to my intuitive self more these days and it’s been telling me to speak my truth about this, so here goes... It’s coming up to a year since I joined the network marketing industry, specifically Arbonne. Before I go any further I just want to say I have no regrets for… Continue reading Be a voice, not an echo

life goals, mental health, new friends, Uncategorized

A day in the life of… Part II

So we left off just after breakfast. Where I attempted to redeem myself with nutrition supplements and vitamins after my cheesy beans on toast...god that was good. Now a little bit about my home life before I go on. As previously mentioned I live at home with my parents. This is something that for a… Continue reading A day in the life of… Part II

mental health, self awareness, self discovery, social, social media, Uncategorized

Authenticity or attention seeking ?

If I’m honest, I don’t even know anymore. I guess it’s subjective? I could post a picture on here where I think I look nice and some would think I’m trying to grab attention. I suppose I am in a way, but not necessarily because I’m all ‘look at me, like my photo’ but mostly… Continue reading Authenticity or attention seeking ?

Food and Drink, Friends & Features, sobriety, Uncategorized

Excite your mouth with a bit of Boucha

As you may already know, earlier this year I decided to part ways with my dear friend alcohol. This isn’t the first time I’ve abstained but I feel like this will be the last. So, with this being a permanent lifestyle change I thought I’d better give myself some cushioning for the future occasions where… Continue reading Excite your mouth with a bit of Boucha

alcohol free, fear, mental health, new friends, self awareness, sobriety, social, spirituality

Connect with me

“Social connection is such a basic feature of human experience that when we are deprived of it, we suffer.” ~ Leonard Mlodinow No, I don’t mean send me a message. I mean, actually connect. Let me explain... As a species we are not meant to live like lone wolves, we are hardwired for connection. The… Continue reading Connect with me

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Brené Brown said…

God love this woman! She’s so freaking incredible. Like I would legit use her words in an argument. “You don’t know what you’re talking about bitch. Brené Brown said...so don’t you come over here, getting all up in my grill”. I’ve just watched her Netflix show ‘Call to Courage’ for the 3rd time. Today I’m… Continue reading Brené Brown said…

alcohol free, new friends, self awareness, self discovery, sobriety, spirituality, Uncategorized

A Sober Education

Who’d have thought? Not a drop of alcohol has passed my lips in 151 days. I am pretty proud of myself but not because of my incredible willpower or determination, because to be honest it’s not really been like that for me. Not this time around anyway. I can’t really explain why but I’ve not… Continue reading A Sober Education