American non-alcoholic craft beers

This week’s guest blog on alcohol-free beers made in the USA was researched and written by our wonderful beer-loving NYC-based buddy Joe. Advent of non-alcoholic craft beer It’s been years since I’ve attended a good old-fashioned beer festival. As a craft beer personality, I had spent a lot of time working in and attending beer festivals.…

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Mothers Day - Mummy's Medicine

This week’s guest blog was written by mindful drinker, mum and writer of the shelooksfinetome.com blog, Joanna Smith. Mothering Sunday is a few days away, the tradition where millions of people will show their love and appreciation for their mothers. As a mother myself I understand the responsibility and pressure to be the best parent we can be,…

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Dont Pink My Drink

By Alison Douglas, chief executive of Alcohol Focus Scotland. After years of objectifying and sexualising women in their advertising, the alcohol industry is now targeting women more directly, linking their products to women’s friendships, feminism and empowerment. However, women’s empowerment will always be secondary to increasing profits for these companies. Whilst men still drink significantly more…

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Lent wellbeing & mindfulness

As lent kicked off on Wednesday this week, people across the globe started their 40-day pledge to give something up. Religious or not, lent’s a great way to set yourself a challenge, and making lifestyle changes whilst millions of people are also making changes always seems a bit more appealing than going it alone. Club…

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Alcohol & Eating Disorders

It’s National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. According to Action Mental Health, eating disorders claim more lives than any other mental illness, one in five of the most seriously affected will die prematurely from the physical consequences or suicide – and research suggests that as many as 1 in 20 people will develop an eating disorder…

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Jo Leftfield Kombucha

This week’s blog is from Jo Easingwood-Roberts – a tea-sniffing, booze-free mother and co-founder of Left Field Kombucha (est 2016). We need to talk about ethanol. In a 10,000-year marketing campaign that Don Draper would struggle to pull off, alcohol has reigned supreme. As a fully signed up member of the mindful drinking movement and maker…

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Sober Sex

Roses are red, Violets are blue, I don’t wanna take My clothes off in front of you. Self Scrutiny The first time I was about to have booze-free sex with someone I was really attracted to, that I’d never had sex with before, I was psychologically teleported back to the smoky navy blue bedroom of my…

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Kathryn Story Moderate Drinking

Today’s blog post is written by Club Soda member Kathryn Reay. I remember the day I started my mindful drinking journey clearly. It was nearly the end of January 2018 and came after what I’d considered at the time to be a pretty sensible Christmas and New Year in terms of alcohol consumption. I had…

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