How to date a non-drinker

If you still drink alcohol, you may not have thought much about going out and not drinking. But you are more than likely to come across people who, for many reasons, have decided to go sober. And there is one situation where this may become a particularly awkward discussion: going on a date. We asked…

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Annick Ina webinar: Be Your Own Booze

Club Soda member and transformational coach Annick Ina hosted this week’s webinar, and wants you to know that everything you think booze does for you – you can do yourself! As we have discussed, there are lots of myths that we have to discard in order to change our habits. One of them is that…

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WHAT HYGGE CAN TEACH USABOUT SELF-CARE AND CHANGING OUR DRINKING

Hygge hype Yeh, yeh, I know. The old HYGGE hype is all a bit overworked right now. I thought the same. It is just a middle-class word for lighting some candles. But my mum had bought Jussi the book about hygge for Christmas last year (I don’t think Finns actually do hygge!) and I agreed to…

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YOU ARE A ROLE MODEL

What is a role model? When you hear about role models, you might think that they are something that other people need. We often talk about role models for kids – demonstrating that people like them can do amazing things, whatever their background, gender, sexuality, age or health status. We hear about it most often…

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Clarity - Why its so hard to give up drinking

Club Soda member Rae Ritchie writes about fashion, beauty, mental health, gender; and sobriety. In this article she considers why it is so difficult to give up drinking. And she talks about the clarity that comes from being sober. Why is it so hard to give up drinking? This question has been much on mind this last…

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Common myths about alcohol you need to dispel

So many myths about drinking There are so many myths about alcohol that we ran out of time the last time we talked about them… And this list gets ever longer. We did a workshop last week, and between the group we came up with another dozen. We often don’t notice the social, family, group…

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Harriet is 15 years alcohol-free

Harriet has managed 15 years alcohol-free. What is her story? How did she get there? What has she learnt? Can you do it too? Harriet’s story never fails to inspire. On this guest webinar for Club Soda members, she shares how having a community of people supporting her made a big difference. Building friendships and…

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Alcohol stories we tell ourselves

Stories we tell ourselves We tell ourselves so many stories to justify our drinking. Some may be personal myths, many of them are common in society. What myths about alcohol might you need to dispel before you can change your habits? What are the ones you think you are still holding onto? Believing myths is part…

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