Broken Dollars at Mindful Drinking Festival

If you came to our Mindful Drinking Festival in Spitalfields Market in July, you’ll have seen the rad duo “Broken Dollars” play a set of bluesy-acoustic tunes for the sea of people enjoying the sunshine and drinks in the square. Broken Dollars’ singer and guitarist, Luke, is teetotal – so I asked him about his…

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Create new memories at Christmas

We all have a default set of activities we make time for in the run-up to Christmas. We’ve done the prep so many times, so it’s almost too easy to fall into a well-worn pattern of Christmas routine: shopping days that seem to last for eternity, cooking industrial quantities of family meals and batch-producing sweet…

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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 build your own disco bath

Club Soda member Kim told us about her disco baths in a guest article after being one month alcohol-free. You can get a glimpse of what a disco bath looks like in action in the video clip below. We all thought this was just the best idea ever, so we asked Kim exactly how she set everything up.…

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Sober Dancing 5 Rhythms

Next in our selection of guest blogs by Club Soda members and continuing on the theme of alternative ways to relax, Sam Chambers describes her recent experience of going sober dancing at a 5Rhythms class. This is great for using dance and music to release negative feelings, as well as a way of meeting new…

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Sober music power

Club Soda member Debbie shares with us the important role of music in our drinking behaviour change journey – the sober music power – and has even made us all two playlists to listen to! Music – happiness but also a trigger? Music – it’s everywhere in our modern world and for many of us…

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Stay Sober at Festivals

Festival season is fast approaching, striking equal measures of fear and excitement into the general public. Often a difficult period to navigate for non-drinkers, here are Emma Hill’s top five ways to stay sober at festivals to get you through and ensure you have a great time! Encourage yourself Not drinking doesn’t mean missing out.…

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Learning and gaining strength from other people’s stories can really help in changing your relationship with alcohol. With programmes going back 60 years, BBC Radio’s Desert Island Discs has interviews and music with hundreds of notable figures. We pick out those who talk about drinking and alcohol, and how drink has impacted on their life.…

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