Scary Christmas

Christmas is a time of high anxiety for almost everyone. But if this is your first Christmas moderating your drinking habits or going alcohol-free, it is an especially challenging time of year. The good news is that if you can get through this significant ‘first’ with your goals intact, you can get through almost anything…

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Fake Baileys Irish Cream

Without a doubt Baileys is one the unhealthiest alcoholic drinks out there. It is packed with sugar, with 6.25 grams of sugar per each 25 ml serving. It is also 81 calories per serving. Yet it was my taste of Christmas. I used to delight in getting the best price, and felt I was treating…

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Christmas survival kit treats

You deserve to have the Christmas you want. In all the madness of caring for others, don’t forget to plan for you – yourself. Knowing what actions you will take to certain triggers will mean that you are primed and ready to bat back any discomfort coming your way. And make sure you build your…

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Julie Creffield marathon running

Our friend Julie Creffield is an inspiration. She set up Too Fat To Run because her doctor told her exactly that. Today she shares with us what marathon running has taught her about life … and drinking. In the webinar, Julie tells the story of how she set up her running blog, and shares what…

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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

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 host a…

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