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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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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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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DRY book of cocktails

DRY: a recipe book We love a good alcohol-free concoction, and there is a brand new, beautiful book out that will tickle your tastebuds with its awesome recipes. Usable as a treat just for you, or even as a way to show off your cocktail-making abilities to guests, family members, pets – anyone who’s watching,…

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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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Helping others

Helping others We like supporting and helping others when they have had a blip. We are an amazing bunch of individuals in Club Soda. We have interesting jobs, hobbies and families. Our backgrounds and experiences vary. It is no surprise that each of us has a different route to changing our drinking habits. There is no direct…

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Mindful Drinking Festival

As you may have heard, Club Soda organised the UK’s, if not the World’s, first Mindful Drinking Festival on 13 August 2017, at Bermondsey Square in South London. We did this in association with Eisberg Alcohol Free Wine, with the support of our sponsors: Heineken® 0.0, Fentimans, Big Drop Brewing, Real Kombucha, Botonique and Highland…

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8 things mindful people should do before 8am

What do you usually do before 8am in the morning? It may not be very much most days. Life is busy. We get up, we go to work, we get home, we have dinner followed by what feels like 23 seconds of down-time, then we go to bed. The next morning, we get up and…

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How to use Club Soda online community

It may seem odd to do a webinar on how to use the online community to support your goals; you are after all already here. But we wanted to share with you why we think the Club Soda community, especially our private Facebook group, is so important to the journey you are on. You may:…

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Laura and Jussi with alcohol-free drinks

Labels, labels, labels – in all senses of the word it can be confusing when working out what to drink instead of alcohol. If you start quaffing alcohol-free beers, are you just replacing one habit with another? Or is a fake alcoholic drink dangerous? How much alcohol is 0.5% really? And why do they not taste…

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