Make your own reality

Is it a myth? Or is moderation after excess and a history binge drinking actually possible? Claire explores her personal experience of learning to moderate her drinking. I never thought I would get here. A few years ago, moderation was a concept that rolled around in my mouth at an uncomfortable angle. And yet… and…

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Dumbo swinging pendulum

So, you’ve stopped. Or you’ve cut down. And whatever your reasons for doing so, it’s now been a few months, a few weeks, a few days. With time your initial dry January resolve has ebbed and flowed, the glow of making a change might have worn off and now it’s become very everyday. You might…

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Eveything In Moderation, Except Awesome

How can I moderate my drinking? One of the things we most often get asked about is ‘how can I moderate my drinking?’ So we thought we’d compile this ultimate guide to cutting down and to a more moderate life. What kind of drinker are you? People drink alcohol for many different reasons, and in…

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Square Root Soda lemonade

Cawston Press Sparkling Rhubarb Available from: Ocado, Tesco, Sainsburys, Asda and WH Smiths. Price: 99p per can This drink is made with 20% real fruit juice, and the tart rhubarb makes for a nice balance with the sweeter apple. Cawston Press uses fresh pressed juices and all natural ingredients, to make a range of sophisticated…

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Stick Man Lost Wallet

Alcohol-induced back luck? As we sat umm-ing about what to write for this blog, it was suggested that we do it on Friday the 13th, tossing around personal experiences and anecdotes, because – really – how often have you gotten drunk, lost your wallet, keys, phone, dignity, worse, and just blamed it on bad luck?…

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Vomiting Barbie

Alcohol and emotional maturity This week, as I sat down to write this blog, I was coming up a little bit…blank. It’s not like I don’t have a ton of advice for my younger self. I do. Like…. (1) don’t ever get bangs, (2) you’ll never learn to walk in heels and (3) stop being…

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drunkorexia

Struggle with alcohol and drunkorexia? I’m not going to lie. For as long as I’ve struggled with alcohol, I’ve equally struggled with my weight. My relationship with alcohol is not completely disconnected to my relationship with food. While in the past I would lose control while drinking, I fought hard against myself to control my…

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Follow Your Gut Sticker

Finding your gut instinct One of my biggest discoveries when I stopped drinking heavily, was that I found my gut instinct. Until that point, I’d never really understood what that meant, or what it was supposed to feel like. And to be honest, the idea that you could tune into your intuition and use it…

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books alcohol you

Reading and drinking “There comes a time when you have to choose between turning the page and closing the book” – Josh Jameson Books, they’ve filled my life since I was little. Stories interlacing themselves into my reality, where I lived in a world which straddled my imagination and the real world. Growing up, I sought…

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Drunk Dreams

Drunk dreams The first time I woke up from a dream where I had been drunk, it took me a few moments to realise that it had only been a dream. The relief that followed after that realisation was huge. But, what are drunk dreams? Are they the same for everyone? And, what do they…

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