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…

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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.

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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

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Dear alcohol

“If you’re brave enough to say goodbye. Life will reward you with a new hello” ⁃ Paul Coelho It’s been 164 days since we were last together. Feels longer doesn’t it? I wasn’t sure whether I should write this letter. I was scared of the feelings it would bring up. They say that there is… Continue reading Dear alcohol

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

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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

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