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Day 30: Nailed it!!!!

Welcome to Day 30 of my 30 days to sobriety! How do I feel?  Am I sober? I have drowned in sugar (which my system would normally punish me badly for).  I have forgotten meetings left right and centre.  My heart rate variability has not improved at all.  I am chaos basically. However I feel […]

Day 24

Welcome to Day 24 (of my 30 days to sobriety). The focus today is meditation …. which has come not a moment too soon. I have been confessing my sins lately and here is another one -> I have forgotten five appointments in the last week.  Argh six another one just came to me.  Oh […]

Days 22 & 23

Welcome to day 23 of my 30 days to Sobriety. Am I loosing my groove? I realise my posts are not exactly daily now and I could blame the sick child, or even the sick bunnies (true story), and the fact that I am dropping balls left right and centre due to over commitment.  But […]

Day 20

Welcome to day 20 of my 30 days to Sobriety. One wedding & a funeral Two thirds of the way to my goal and I am really  noticing a shift.  I see images of wine everywhere (it is really pervasive in our culture huh?) and suddenly it is just … well a picture of wine. […]

Day 18

Welcome to day 18 of my 30 days of sobriety – which focuses on affirmations. Affirmations …. just the word makes me hurt a bit. Affirmations are in the proven toolkit of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) as well as a billion self-help books, podcasts and Pinterest posts.  I understood (although I have not looked at […]

Day 17

“I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, most of which never happened” Mark Twain Day 17 (of my 30 days to sobriety) is again revisiting things I know.  I am not meaning to sound like a know-it-all.  It is just I have worked and read in personal development for many […]

Day 16

The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing” Albert Einstein Welcome to day 16 of my 30 days to sobriety. Gee it really is becoming a bit normal this not pouring a drink (well at least not an alcoholic one) at wine o’clock.  A bit second nature maybe.  […]

Day 15

Welcome to day 15 of my 30 days to sobriety You may have noticed I can’t count and there is no day 14.  No I did not go on a bender, I got confused and skipped onto day 15.  It did not matter much as day 14 was a review and had no actions, and […]

Day 13

Welcome to day 13 of my 30 days to sobriety. Lucky 13 eh? It was also mothers day, so it’s my day all around.  I did not even have any “I deserve a wine on my day” thoughts.  This is progress. Todays homework was a bit freaky; it was based on Tapping (or the Emotional […]

Day 11

Welcome to day 11 of my 30 days to sobriety. Turns out I didn’t need wine to forget stuff (its actually day 12, but I just noticed day 11 failed to launch). Before I get to 12, I want to quickly share some profound learnings I had in the homework for Day 11 (and it […]