Christmas Self-Care Love Sober Podcast

This week’s guest webinar is by Kate and Mandy from the LoveSober podcast. They talk about how to prepare for Christmas without alcohol, and how to ensure you keep up self-care during the stressful time of the holidays. To get preparing, it helps to think of your possible triggers and plan ahead: is it family…

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Adrienne Handbrake

By Adrienne Walder (Club Soda Member since January 2018) Last Autumn I was feeling worryingly low, yet I couldn’t pinpoint why.  From the outside, my life appeared pretty rosy.  I was living in Hong Kong with my lovely husband, I was surrounded by great friends and had an active social life. I was working in…

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Shandy

Shandy is, in my opinion, a hugely underrated drink if you’re looking to drink less alcohol or looking for lower alcohol options. Widely known, but underrated nonetheless. We’ve been drinking it for a couple of hundred years, across the globe. In Germany, it’s known as Radler and it’s sold pre-mixed on tap, in huge stein glasses. The…

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Alcohol and Shame

Deborah Cole is a licensed psychologist and has been a member of Club Soda for over two years. We asked her to write about what is a common theme among our members, especially those trying to give up alcohol completely, and which she has seen many posts about within our private Facebook group: Shame. Enemies…

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The end of Sober October

On today’s guest webinar, psychologist Helen O’Connor discusses your choices after a Sober October sober sprint. She recommends reflecting on what you tried to achieve by taking your month-long challenge? What were your goals, did you try to prove something to yourself? What were the benefits of not drinking alcohol, on your health, fitness, and…

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Movement for Modern Life

A common ritual for everyone, regardless of lifestyle, is to open a bottle of wine to unwind after a busy day -or maybe a few beers, or a couple of G & T’s. Whatever your go-to release drink of choice, it’s difficult to learn to navigate your evening and relax without it. There are many…

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Cocktail competition

At our Glasgow Mindful Drinking Festival on Saturday 13 October, we had a great bar serving many alcohol free drinks: beers, kombucha, soft drinks, and three specially created cocktails. The recipes are by our Festival partners, Glasgow’s Liquid Academy.  All are made using drinks featured at the Festival among their ingredients. CEDER’S Mind Reader Made with…

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