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How to quit drinking cold turkey

How to quit drinking cold turkey
On December 3, 2018, I decided to quit drinking cold turkey. I’d woken up feeling like sewage from drinking too much alcohol the night before with friends and, this time dammit, I was done with alcohol. I’d known even in those early morning hours that my vow might not stick. It never did before. What would finally make it work this time? Continue reading

What two years of no alcohol taught me 

What two years of no alcohol taught me 

Today marks two years since I quit drinking alcohol. Not a sip in two years. Wow! Considering it once required tremendous effort to go a week without wine, this is a spectacular feat. Ironically, I’m not sure how to mark this anniversary since my mind still automatically falls back to champagne as the way to celebrate a momentous occasion! And, yet, I definitely have no intention of returning to alcohol any time soon

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The spiritual practice of quitting alcohol

The spiritual practice of quitting alcohol
I’ve always considered myself a pretty spiritual person. For as long as I can remember, I’ve had a strange desire to learn the meaning of life. Existential questions kept me up at night, as early as age 12.  Continue reading

How to eat less and feel good

How to eat less and feel good
When I hit my 40s, I was warned by many older friends that maintaining my weight would become impossible now that I was reaching middle age. That my slim days were over and to just accept it - this was the way things went. It concerned me (well, terrified me). I’d never obsessed over being thin, but I liked living an active life, eating healthy-ish and comfortably fitting into my favourite tight jeans. Continue reading

Does tea help with weight loss? Sort of

Does tea help with weight loss? Sort of
As an ardent fan of tea, I am a huge advocate for its many benefits that I feel are particularly suited to those of us over 40 years old. One of the biggest struggles shared by us middle-agers is the increasing difficulty we face in maintaining a healthy weight, and even worse - losing weight. Continue reading

A new website name and more

A new website name and more
I've seen my traffic steadily rising by the month, which is wonderful to observe. The reason I began this blog was to share the message that anyone who wants to quit drinking alcohol, can do it! I am living proof of that. Continue reading

How to break the habit of drinking alcohol every evening

How to break the habit of drinking alcohol every evening
Breaking the nightly wine habit is something I struggled with for many years. I would vow to drink only on weekends, but then the end of the work day would arrive home itching for a glass of wine to “take the edge off.” This was often followed by an internal debate between two voices in my head. I’m sure you know the experience.  Continue reading

Why you feel anxiety a day after drinking

Why you feel anxiety a day after drinking
It's been a long time since my last hangover, however I still remember the panic attacks that would hit me the morning after a night of drinking. For most of my "social" drinking years (three decades' worth), I never considered the possibility that the anxiety I experienced was actually a symptom of withdrawal. Continue reading

How long does alcohol withdrawal last

How long does alcohol withdrawal last
For most social drinkers, there are few to no physical withdrawal symptoms other than what you experience during a hangover, which usually ends within 24 hours. The toughest challenge after quitting alcohol is overcoming the habit to drink Continue reading

What happens when you stop drinking alcohol

What happens when you stop drinking alcohol
There’s more to quitting drinking than eliminating hangovers. While a vow to quit drinking is often made in the throes of an epic hangover, if we dig deeper into the effect of alcohol on our bodies and minds, it’s clear that the benefits of sobriety include much more than headache prevention. Here, I’ve compiled the top benefits that happen when you stop drinking alcohol as well as timelines for the positive effects.  Continue reading