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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Alcohol and diabetes

This post has some basic information about alcohol and your health: drinking surveys and what the results mean; benefits of reducing your consumption; withdrawal symptoms; alcohol, exercise and fitness; and sleep. But first, an important reminder: Club Soda is not intended to provide you with medical advice. We are not qualified for that. If you are…

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Drinking Dreams

Drinking dreams Lots of members report dreaming that they are drinking alcohol. This is not unusual. So what do our drinking dreams tell us? Whilst having a drinking dream can be scary, they can actually be an indication of a lot of positive things in your path towards changing your drinking. Here are the 5…

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Drunk Cloud Vomiting Rainbow

Common myths about drinking – true or not? How often have you caught your mates – or even yourself – coming out with some anecdotal explanation for why a particular drink or way of drinking is good or better than another? I have. For example, I regurgitated the tale that red wine is good for you,…

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How alcohol affects sleep

Alcohol and sleep Sleep comes up a lot in the Club Soda community, the instantaneous need for it or the lack thereof to conk out after a few too many. It either hits you like a tonne of bricks, exhaustion seeping into your joints, and you could sleep for England. Or you’re left staring at…

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Advice on sleeping while changing your drinking Sleep when changing your drinking is a funny thing. Some of us sleep more (I napped for England!) and some of us find it harder. It is common for those quitting to get insomnia or a disturbed sleep pattern – making you tired and irritable and weakening your resolve…

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How do you sleep? Positions

Mindfulness expert Andy Hix writes about sleeping and alcohol: How mindful sleeping can help your mindful drinking. Sleep deprived? I got back from a stag do in Berlin at 2am last night and woke up at about 8.30. I feel depleted! Nine months ago, though, that would have been not far off a normal night for…

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