WHAT HYGGE CAN TEACH USABOUT SELF-CARE AND CHANGING OUR DRINKING

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 host a…

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Party sober

This week there has been lots of chatter in the Club Soda community about dealing with first parties sober – feeling too sensible and awkward. Laura pulls no punches this week and suggests that most of what we think about partying sober is myth – distorted by our relationship with alcohol. There was a time…

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FOMO, the fear of missing out

FOMO means the Fear Of Missing Out. I am passionate that given time you will find new ways to connect with others and be social without drinking or drinking as much. But for a while your social life may feel a little stunted. It does take time get into the swing of socialising in different…

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Being alone and loneliness

Not to get existentialist about it, but the reality is that we are alone! It is why we seek out companionships, relationships and other human connections. It is as important to humans as water and food. But often we drink because we feel lonely. If you take booze out of your life you can begin to…

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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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