Anna Stuttard alcohol-free lent

In this special guest blog for Lent, Anna Stuttard who is Curate at Hornsey Parish Church in North London, explains how nurturing and engaging every part of her life, including her spirit, is key to making her #lentchallenge more successful. Whether you are religious or not, and whether you are giving up alcohol just for Lent…

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This Naked Mind
Annie Grace This Naked Mind

Annie Grace is the bestselling author of the book This Naked Mind: Control Alcohol, Find Freedom, Discover Happiness & Change Your life. The book helps to end the cognitive dissonance (internal war) you have in your relationship with alcohol by undoing a lifetime of conditioning around the benefits of drinking. This Naked Mind is also available…

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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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Common myths about alcohol you need to dispel

So many myths about drinking There are so many myths about alcohol that we ran out of time the last time we talked about them… And this list gets ever longer. We did a workshop last week, and between the group we came up with another dozen. We often don’t notice the social, family, group…

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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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Change and Optimism

Change is hard work, but it is much easier if you can engineer a dose of optimism. In this webinar Laura shares her very bad week and introduces you to The Kubler-Ross Change Curve to explore the stages and journey of changing your drinking, and discusses how your internal saboteur keeps you downbeat. You need to strive for optimism.…

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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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