Movement for Modern Life

A common ritual for everyone, regardless of lifestyle, is to open a bottle of wine to unwind after a busy day -or maybe a few beers, or a couple of G & T’s. Whatever your go-to release drink of choice, it’s difficult to learn to navigate your evening and relax without it. There are many…

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Club Soda Info

We’ve had an influx of new members lately, and new followers on our various social media channels, and new signups for our mailing list, and generally just a lot more interest in what we do, due to a steady series of BBC appearances from our co-founder Laura. We’ve kept up a steady rate of newbies…

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Students and drinking

When Hedi Mehrez, a French student at Cardiff University who is completing an MA in International Journalism, interviewed us for his dissertation on teetotalism, it inspired him to write about the experiences of International students who are studying in the UK – and are surrounded by completely alien drinking behaviours. Is it possible to remain…

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Sober Barmaid Sweets

Club Soda member Gala wanted to start her own blog about her journey with giving up drinking, not only to create a kind of accountability for herself but also to inspire others who are on a similar path. She’s now 45 days alcohol-free and determined to stick to it, after what’s already been a rollercoaster journey…

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Stone Hill

We asked Tim Copeland, journalist and mindful drinker, if he could put together a piece for us about his journey with drinking, and what he’s done to succeed in achieving his goals. It turned out he’d already written it all down, as he’s been fiercely documenting his progress to aide in his ongoing personal growth,…

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Emotions

If you’re a member of our closed Facebook groups then you’ll already be familiar with Carwyn. If you came to our Christmas Festival at Spitalfields Market, you’ll have seen him wooing the crowds with his beautiful harpistry. I met Carwyn when we were both on a Mindful Drinking panel. He’s fully present, smiley, engaging and…

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Body Image

On Friday 11th May it’s #nationaleatwhatyouwantday, so we thought we’d take a little look at body image with our super-star Club Soda member Kim. Here’s her story. So f*ck you body-scanning. I’m always looking for new things to entertain or zen the sober me. I heard about body-scanning and thought I would give it a…

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Club Soda joining goals

From the very beginning of Club Soda three years ago, we’ve always said that we are never going to tell anyone what their goals should be. So whether you wanted to cut down on your drinking habits, or quit alcohol completely, you would be welcome at Club Soda. And regardless of your goals, we would…

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Moderate drinking successful

Lots of people have a healthy, rational relationship with alcohol without having to consciously change anything, in the sense that they can happily go for a couple of drinks and then call it a night – they don’t immediately fall down a rabbit hole of binge drinking after a friendly pint in the sun, they…

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