Practicing gratefulness

What are you grateful for today? A little while ago, a Club Soda member on our private Facebook group prompted others by asking, “What are you grateful for today?” It was a bleak, wintery Monday morning, and as November well and truly settles in, it felt like a little beam of light. It would be easy…

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Planning sober night

Planning sober nights out Planning a sober night out, it can be hard right? We set off with certain intentions, and it all sort of backfires. Either we end up drinking when we initially wanted not to, or we spend the evening bargaining with ourselves on how much to drink, just to drink more than we…

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Preparing for Christmas

Preparing for Christmas In this webinar Laura covers preparing for Christmas, especially if you want it to be your first sober one, or a less boozy one than your previous holidays. First, start by reflecting on Christmas’s past and think about what you want this Christmas to be. Then be creative and discover how to shake…

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15 tips for the struggling quitter

As we always say, we love hearing from Club Soda members about how their journey is going. One of our members, Rachel, recently reached the 100 day mark, and shared her success with everyone on our private Facebook group page, writing: “….I remember reading others’ success stories and thinking I would never make 100 days.…

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Lacking Motivation

Lacking Motivation? Reflecting on the R’s Recognise. Reflect. Review. Retune. Re-plan. Ritual. Realign. Read. Reward. Rebel. In this week’s webinar Laura talks about motivation: What is it really? Are you lacking it? How can you get more of it? Learn more about the tips and tricks for boosting your motivation when moderating drinking and going…

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Fear of losing

I’ve been having a lot of drinking dreams lately, where I’ve woken up having dreamt that I had gotten completely wasted, dreaming I had said something, done something, lost things. The list goes on. Feeling uncontrollable, embarrassing, shameful. And then, waking up, suddenly, mostly afraid, to slowly realise: No, it didn’t happen. And it’s okay.…

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dealing with emotional landscape

If you are used to dealing with emotional landscape, both good and bad, with alcohol then life suddenly feels very real when you go alcohol-free. Feeling emotions could lead you back to hit the f**k it button – but of course that would be silly. Learning a new set of skills for emotional intelligence is…

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Transformation: life changes without alcohol

Club Soda member Kim shares her personal and moving story with us, and the many transformations she has undergone since stopping drinking ten months ago. From the last time she drank, to the journey of self-discovery since, she shares her shifting relationships with old friends, new friends and disco baths. On the 2nd December 2015…

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Reading for sobriety

Can reading a book help you moderate or quit drinking? It was World Book Day yesterday. And our private Facebook group has gone all a flutter over This Naked Mind: Control Alcohol book by Annie Grace. This is no surprise. Good reviews from people we like and trust, in this case other members of Club…

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