The Time, is now.

“Your journey has moulded you for the greater good. It was exactly what it needed to be. Don’t think you’ve lost time. It took each and every situation you have encountered to bring you to the now. And now, is right on time.” – Asha Tyson One of my favourite songs which brings back instant…

How to relieve stress: without the wine.

Stress. The one word in my vocabulary I probably mutter about ten times a week. However, since becoming sober, I say the word, considerably less than when I was drinking every day. I only now try and use it, when I truly mean it. Instead of using it as a cover-up, for feeling hungover. What…

Shots, Shots, Shots! or not.

The first time I ever had a shot swimming with spirit, at age fifteen, I was sick. The second time I had a shot swimming with spirit, at age sixteen, I was sick. In fact, almost every time I had a shot. I was sick. However, each year I carried on drinking, the more shots…

Hangover, be gone.

The last hangover I had was on the 7th June. It was the most horrendous, painful, anxiety ridden hangover I had, had for a good five years or so. I blamed everything, and everyone but myself. I was emotional, helpless and utterly ashamed of the demonic soul I had turned into the night previous. Of…

The Great British Summer. Sober.

The great British Summer fills me with such happy, nostalgic memories. Memorable long afternoons, spent playing in the sand. Always, with a t-shirt on. My parents insisted I always wear a t-shirt in the summer, due to my extremely pale Irish skin tone. Believe me, I burn. I was so carefree, content and comfortable in…

BrenĂ© Brown Explains…

I have recently watched a lot of BrenĂ© Brown talks online. I find her completely inspiring, honest and real. I stumbled across this fantastic piece this morning. “When I got sober, I thought giving up [alcohol] was saying goodbye to all the fun and all the sparkle, and it turned out to be just the…

Recovery Round-up July.

The Oxford Dictionary describes recovery as, “the action or process of getting something back that has been lost or stolen.” There are many descriptions of what recovery means, in different scenarios. However, this one for me, laid heavy. I started drinking from the age of fifteen. As I suppose most teenagers do. I had just…

Clear Colour. Sober.

It is nice to awake each day, and see colour. I feel very privileged, very lucky that each morning I wake up and can see the start of a new day. What does it look like outside today? Grey, and dull? Bright, blue and glowing? Whatever the weather, I like waking up and being able…

My Space.

Sobriety has brought me one fantastic gift. My brain. The irony is, it hasn’t actually brought me anything, physically. It was always there. It was just dusty, unused and clouded, like a mucky soup. My brain used to work against me when I was drinking every day. It used to turn on me, when I…