“If you feel better when you’re not drinking, the Oracle of Delphi is telling you something.”. Maybe you are ready to evolve into sobriety. She was also not real – at least, not exactly. But thank you for the reminder of the 2 questions. Now, imagine if I suddenly asked you about something I know you’re interested in. You are the real deal. This Naked Mind: Control Alcohol, Find Freedom, Discover Happiness & Change Your Life, The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober: Discovering a happy, healthy, wealthy alcohol-free life, We Are the Luckiest: The Surprising Magic of a Sober Life, Quit Like a Woman: The Radical Choice to Not Drink in a Culture Obsessed with Alcohol, The Sober Diaries: How one woman stopped drinking and started living. Reviewed in the United States on July 9, 2019. Please consult with your mental health professional before you rely on this information.]. On my custom hypnosis, please address my sugar cravings and tips on suppressing or eliminating them. “Talking about sobriety as a trend is not OK. Phil and Michael were talking about it over 20 years ago, and Buddhist philosophy certainly goes back a skosh further than that. What to do at night. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. - I'll never not be grateful, THANK YOU SOBRIETY for these 831 days of continuous self-discovery, mundane goodness, and the ability to FEEL again! While having a cool life may once have meant getting in at 5am and sleeping with your makeup on, today’s luxury looks more like having a chic “spirit-free” beverage, leaving the party at its peak, completing your nighttime skincare routine in full, and getting a good sleep so you’re ready for a productive morning. • The article was amended on 2 July 2019 to correct Laura McKowen’s age. And you can’t live in the present when alcohol is a regular part of your routine. After I finished it, I actually quit drinking. Whether it’s your words or your actions, you are forcing your mind to think of something else rather than alcohol. I keep thinking that I want to try to drink … I have said for years now that the 20-question surveys so prevalent on the internet designed to help you determine if you are or are not an alcoholic are a waste of your time. Your mind expects this routine to be a part of your reality. Thanks Belle! Surely you’ve heard the joke, “If you want to make God laugh, tell Him your plans.” In my early 20s, my plan was to work as hard as humanly possible and make as much money as I could and retire at 50. Before I quit drinking, I knew that I wanted to, but just didn’t know how to. For many, isolation, boredom, stress and frustration came on the scene late March and continue to have a spot at the emotional table today. Try it. Louise Delage was briefly Instagram famous in 2016 – forever ago in internet years, so you may need a quick refresher on who she was. In other words, do you keep thinking about drinking? By using this form you are signifying that you understand this and would still like to contact Abegglen Counseling. - Here's to the excitement I can feel rising as I anticipate sitting naked in my cosy bed with a cup of tea, Luther, and a moisturized face - ALL on a Saturday NIGHT. This Book is very helpful for those of us who drink a little bit too much but are otherwise functional and want to be more healthy and happy and available to those who love us, thank you Belle. Here you are, Alcohol And Blood Pressure Problems Go Hand In Hand A lot of. Thanks for posting it. If you are like I was, maybe it is time for you to evolve. No romantic stories of alcohol, just how to quit and what to expect as you take that journey. Not looking for food or something to watch. Why Are You Here? But, the more we talk about politics the more your thoughts turn to the subject of politics, and away from drinking. Comment document.getElementById("comment").setAttribute( "id", "a0ee8d703bc1531d90d9d1bc178f3273" );document.getElementById("h9e00901c0").setAttribute( "id", "comment" ); Notify me of follow-up comments by email. As such, this blog post is a personal interest entry looking at possible tools to guide intentional, healthy and mindful choices. Actually for the last month or so I have been thinking about drinking… If you are having trouble overcoming your addiction to alcohol because drinking seems to “always be on your mind”, then try the steps above. Your thoughts begin to match the subject of your conversation. I thought my international audience would enjoy reference to one of the most famous athlete’s in the history of the world – known and loved from China to Barcelona to tobacco road.