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Note 📝 to self• GET OUT OF YOUR OWN WAY Ever sit down and wonder why the past keeps on repeating itself? 🙈📝 Most people - including myself - resist the things we need the most. 💁🏼‍♀️💯 Let’s face it, pain sucks. 🙅🏼‍♀️😫 We tend to gravitate toward comfort. 🚶🏻‍♀️ We settle.🤤 - Pain isn’t something that we generally invite into our lives. 🙅🏻 But, what if, every time pain came knocking on our door, we invited it in and welcomed it? 🙋🏻⚡️🌈 Pain = growth, ALWAYS👸🏻 - I’ve learned in my life (and still need to constantly remind myself lol) that by continuing to avoid things ✋🏻we also avoid growth and simply create the blockages in our lives that are the very things we wish to move past.🚧🚧 Instead of asking “why me?” 🤷🏻‍♀️ we must realize that these blockages, hurdles, and problems are simply catalysts and MUST exist to get us to push through to the next level.💯👣👣 - Look at it as a gift. 😇 If you’re reading 🦄this today and this message resonates with you, push through. 👊🏻 Embrace being uncomfortable 🙏🏻 Walk through the fire. 🔥🔥 You can run. 🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏻‍♀️ But, you can't hide. 👁🤦🏻‍♀️ #theobstacleistheway
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Hi all! The next handful of posts are going to be on some important benefits of SOBRIETY! ⠀⠀ A majority of you already know about these but it can be a helpful reminder and encourager to keep up the great work! Your mind, body, and spirit thank you! 🙌✨😊 ⠀⠀ So first up today — ⠀⠀ Sobriety supports BRAIN-TISSUE growth! ⠀⠀ Without alcohol you allow…. ⠀⠀ >> Thiamine or Vitamin B1 to flourish in your system (alcohol depletes it). ⠀⠀ >>Vitamin B1 supports the growth of brain tissue and new brain cells! ⠀⠀ >> More brain tissue and brain cells = better memory, coordination, thinking, and perception. ⠀⠀ >> Natural dopamine (the “feel-good hormone” associated with feelings of euphoria, bliss, motivation, and concentration) also begins to build back up in the brain ⠀⠀ Sobriety = REAL brain power! 🧠 Keep that brain strong! 😁💪 🧠 . . #soberissexy #sobriety #wellness #sobertribe #sobersisters #alcoholfree #soberlife #livingsober #soberinstyle #dry #women #mentalhealth #sobernotboring #soberglow #soberfriend #community #soberchallenge #thehappynow #tellbetterstories #womensupportingwomen #findyourcommunity #drytribe #sherecovers #thesoberlife #hangoverfree #sobriety #mentalhealth #thesoberlife #recovery
Seasonal depression.... SUCKS 💁🏼‍♀️Symptoms include fatigue, depression, hopelessness, and social withdrawal. And honestly is a BITCH to live with Do you Struggle with this? What have you found that helps you? 👈🏻Me feeling all the symptoms.. not wanting to do anything but sleep, and sleep, and sleep more. But knowing I have a huge list of things waiting for me on my to do list... laundry, dishes, my kids needing my attention, and me needing to feed them. But not having any energy to do anything but sleep. 👉🏻Me after forcing myself to get up... (a few hours later after me laying in my own funk....) I got my 30minute workout in, took a shower, did my hair and makeup, took some vitamin D, and my superfood shake that has all of my daily vitamins, and that tastes like a frosty from Wendy’s🙌😍❤️ 💕I try and schedule my life and plan exciting fun things during winter so that I can’t just crawl under the covers and hide until spring. Which I battle with almost every day. Sometimes it feels like I’m swimming upstream or trying to get thru a brick wall.. but I keep moving forward. Because I know if I just start moving I will feel a lot better. And the energy level I feel will increase. Being part of my virtual community really helps, knowing I’m not the only one that feels this way, and being able to connect with other woman who also struggle this time of year. We all help eachother and life is so much better together. I refuse to be bullied by SAD and hope you do the same!! #seasonaldepression #seasonalaffectivedisorder #mooddisorder #conqueryourmind #winterblues #struggleisreal
For all you sober curious friends! Many times... a night out with friends, birthday parties, bachelorette parties, weddings, holidays, wine tasting excursions, etc. would include consuming at least 3-4 drinks across the span of the evening for me. I remember during my annual check-ups when my doctor would ask how much I drink in a week, I definitely wouldn’t tell her the full story. I knew it wasn’t healthy to be drinking the amount I was, but I also knew a majority of my friends and the people I knew were also consuming a similar amount, so I didn’t think of myself as abnormal. Now, as I’ve taken this journey of sobriety, my eyes are being opened to all the major health risks and to the fact that many of my previous drinking days were considered HIGH RISK. 3 or more drinks in one day is considered high risk drinking for women. And more than 7 in one week. High-risk drinking means a higher chance of cancer and other health ailments. Fortunately, the human body is amazing and can regenerate cells and has the inner wisdom to heal itself. So, I’m hoping my body will heal itself of the damage that I may have already caused. If at any point you are considering cutting back on your drinking or stopping altogether, know that it’s never too late to let your body start healing itself. 💗✨🙌 . . . #soberissexy #sobriety #wellness #sobertribe #sobersisters #alcoholfree #soberlife #livingsober #soberinstyle #dry #women #mentalhealth #sobernotboring #soberglow #soberfriend #community #soberchallenge #thehappynow #tellbetterstories #womensupportingwomen #findyourcommunity #drytribe #sherecovers #thesoberlife #hangoverfree #sobriety #mentalhealth #thesoberlife #recovery
>>AWARENESS<< ⠀⠀ A recent Healthline article titled “Women are Drinking More, but Get Less Help for Alcohol Abuse” sheds light on some of the critical barriers to treatment for women. The article also states that women’s high-risk drinking is up 60% from 2001 to 2013. Walking through the store the other day I noticed that pink alcohol was everywhere - Rose wine and pink hard cider and pink liquor. ⠀⠀ These companies don’t care about women’s health. Women’s livers. Women’s lives. Take back control of your life, your health, your well-being. Talk to your doctor about your drinking, if you have any concerns. Let’s have an important discussion about the issue and dissolve the #stigma . There are people who care and want to help. 💗 . . #soberissexy #sobriety #wellness #sobertribe #sobersisters #alcoholfree #soberlife #livingsober #soberinstyle #dry #women #mentalhealth #sobernotboring #soberglow #soberfriend #community #soberchallenge #thehappynow #tellbetterstories #womensupportingwomen #findyourcommunity #drytribe #sherecovers #thesoberlife #hangoverfree #sobriety #mentalhealth #thesoberlife #recovery
👭Hi beautiful girls! Whatcha doin tonight? 💁🏼‍♀️Wanna come hang out with some amazing ladies tonight 7pm central time and learn a little about what exactly coaching is!?? 👭We ALL started this for different reasons, and have decided we wanted to take it a step further! If you’ve EVER thought about pursuing coaching, whether it be as a hobby, or a side hustle! Or a little part time job for some extra cash, or making it your full-time career, hop on and hear what we have to say! 💕Everyone’s invited! Plus, we’re awkward and would love to see some familiar faces 🤪 Hahaha! Hope to see you tonight! *link to join in the comments*
Is this one hard for anyone else to believe, at times? Or all the time?! . . It’s a hard one for me. And at times I fear that if I believe it, then I’ll become complacent in life and not continue to grow. But as I’m typing this out (personal aha moment) I’m realizing I can truly believe I am enough right now and still hold onto the desire to grow and learn and expand my awareness. . . It’s a small shift internally, but an important one that creates a different level of consciousness. . . How about you? Is this affirmation easy or hard to say and truly believe? What are the fears that get in the way of believing this? . 💗✨ . #soberissexy #sobriety #wellness #sobertribe #sobersisters #alcoholfree #soberlife #livingsober #soberinstyle #dry #women #mentalhealth #sobernotboring #soberglow #soberfriend #community #soberchallenge #thehappynow #tellbetterstories #womensupportingwomen #findyourcommunity #drytribe #sherecovers #thesoberlife #hangoverfree #sobriety #mentalhealth #thesoberlife #recovery
So I’m a DoorDash delivery girl!! And a online📲💻 virtual health and wellness coach!! I couldn’t be happier!!!! 💁🏼‍♀️Would you want to work for a place that sent you on trips all over the world 🌎?!! Allowed you to show up as the best version of yourself?? Rewarded you to share your story with others??? 💁🏼‍♀️Do you ever think about wanting to make a change in careers?? That you are made for more??? Or maybe your feeling stuck at a job/career you hate.. or maybe it sucks the energy right out of you, or maybe it has a negative atmosphere and you feel trapped, or maybe you just want to work from home and have freedom to create your own schedule, choose the people/friends you work with?? Have more time for your family, or are sick of commuting/traffic! Or just want a community of powerful woman!!! PLEASE know you have OPTIONS!!!!!! 💁🏼‍♀️I felt that way and now I’m free AF!! Im still making around the same amount as I was, but now I create my own schedule, make as much money as I want to work, have a hustle that I am so passionate about!!! I also work for door dash and grubhub until I make enough money to coach full-time..... which I know will happen soon!! please know you have so many wonderful opportunities!!! 👭💕Let me know if you can relate to me at all?? Even a little bit!! ⤵️⤵️⤵️⤵️⤵️⤵️👭💕
Take a moment and think about one of your goals... are there other thoughts that intrude or linger that may be interfering with a true and clear message to the universe? . Sometimes it shows up as self-doubt... sometimes it shows up as lack of time or energy ... sometimes it shows up as distractions... . Whatever it is that is getting in the way of sending a clear message. Identify it (“I see you”) — honor it — ask it if it has a message for you — and when you’re ready, release it — and refocus on your clear message to the universe. ✨💗 . . . Quote by Maryam Hasnaa . #soberissexy #sobriety #wellness #sobertribe #sobersisters #alcoholfree #soberlife #livingsober #soberinstyle #dry #women #mentalhealth #sobernotboring #soberglow #soberfriend #community #soberchallenge #thehappynow #tellbetterstories #womensupportingwomen #findyourcommunity #drytribe #sherecovers #thesoberlife #hangoverfree #sobriety #mentalhealth #thesoberlife #recovery
Making mistakes is human. It is a nutrient in our soil. . Learning — growing — evolving — those are the flowers of our mistakes. 🌺🌻🌼🌸🌷🌺 . And they are beautiful, darling. . . . . . Quote by Brene Brown #soberissexy #sobriety #wellness #sobertribe #sobersisters #alcoholfree #soberlife #livingsober #soberinstyle #dry #women #mentalhealth #sobernotboring #soberglow #soberfriend #community #soberchallenge #thehappynow #tellbetterstories #womensupportingwomen #findyourcommunity #drytribe #sherecovers #thesoberlife #hangoverfree #sobriety #mentalhealth #thesoberlife #recovery
The Seattle snow storms have inspired me to slow down and start reading through my ever-growing collection of books on sobriety I’ve picked up over the past few months. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I’ve finished Nothing Good Can Come From This from @kristicccoulter and Lit by Mary Karr. I’m halfway through Drink by Ann Dowsett Johnston. And I still need to read Blackout by Sarah Hepola and Drinking A Love Story from Carline Knapp. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Did I miss one of your favorites? Send me a DM or leave a comment below with your recommendations—looking ahead at the forecast this week, I’ll probably have time to finish them all!
When you celebrate a sober sister’s 90 days of sobriety you go to @maisonbab near Covent Garden, London for dinner and a delicious alcohol free drink 🍸. I chose this fresh and crisp house rhubarb cordial and soda 🍹.Sober Sunday cheers to you all! ✨✨P.S. Start planning your Valentine af drink now whether or not you have a Valentine in your life. Your number 1 Valentine is you! 💕Self care and self love are essential to sobriety. So start planning! 😊
📆📒ℚ𝕦𝕖𝕤𝕥𝕚𝕠𝕟 𝕗𝕠𝕣 𝕪𝕠𝕦!! 𝕎𝕙𝕒𝕥 𝕥𝕚𝕡𝕤 𝕠𝕣 𝕥𝕣𝕚𝕔𝕜𝕤 𝕙𝕒𝕧𝕖 𝕪𝕠𝕦 𝕝𝕖𝕒𝕣𝕟𝕖𝕕 𝕥𝕠 𝕙𝕖𝕝𝕡 𝕪𝕠𝕦 𝕤𝕔𝕙𝕖𝕕𝕦𝕝𝕖 𝕠𝕦𝕥 𝕪𝕠𝕦𝕣 𝕝𝕚𝕗𝕖!! ℍ𝕖𝕝𝕡 𝕒 𝕤𝕚𝕤𝕥𝕒 𝕠𝕦𝕥!!📝🗓 I did a thing.... I quit my day job.. almost 4 weeks ago. I said FUCK🖕🏻 you to my manager, (well behind his back) I didn’t agree with his management style, (dictatorship)I was told deal with it, or find a new job... well I had enough.🖕🏻I worked there for 6 years, 30 hours a week... I felt under appreciated, and was tired of the draining atmosphere. So BYE 👋🏻 . . I’m working on mastering a new morning routine. I no longer need to work for somebody else’s dreams! I get to work on my dream!BUT The story I’ve made myself believe for years is, “I cant make my own schedule and stick with it.” ⁣and “I can’t work from home, I would just sleep all day and watch Netflix!” ⁣ But that isn’t a FACT. It’s a SELF LIMITING BULLSHIT LIE!!! It’s just what I’ve told myself so often and for so long that it feeeeels like fact. But if I’ve learned anything, it’s that WE are the authors of our story. And get to rewrite it any time we choose. ⁣ ⁣ So, I’m working on making my mornings earlier and more magic-filled. Starting with writing down ten HUGE dreams I am GOING to make happen. ⁣ ⁣ I already know the universe has my back. All I have to do is show up and handle my shit!! ... TOMORROW MORNING it’s GAMEON!!
At times, when I feel deprived or like I’m missing out by staying sober, I immediately remind myself of a handful of benefits I am receiving by this choice I have made. It’s amazing how the more I focus on the good — it expands! It’s taking on a life of its own. . Have you experienced this as well? . . #soberissexy #sobriety #wellness #sobertribe #sobersisters #alcoholfree #soberlife #livingsober #soberinstyle #dry #women #mentalhealth #sobernotboring #soberglow #soberfriend #community #soberchallenge #thehappynow #tellbetterstories #womensupportingwomen #findyourcommunity #drytribe #sherecovers #thesoberlife #hangoverfree #sobriety #mentalhealth #thesoberlife #recovery
I love Valentine’s Day. I know many people don’t like the commercialism of it, but I have such fond memories from childhood of people being kind and expressing love and affection on this holiday. So, for all my fellow Valentine’s Day fans, here is a little alcohol-free treat by FiveHeartHome to enjoy on the holiday! ❤️ . Ingredients * Strawberry sorbet * Chilled Ginger Ale or Club Soda * Diced fresh strawberries and/or sliced strawberries for garnishing the glasses, optional . Instructions 1. Place a few small scoops of sorbet in a glass. Pour chilled Ginger ale or club soda over the top. Sprinkle with diced strawberries, if desired, and serve immediately. . . . #valentinesday #mocktails #wellness #soberissexy #sobriety #sobruary #drylife #drytribe #sobertribe #sobersisters #alcoholfree #soberlife #livingsober #soberinstyle #dry #women #mentalhealth #sobernotboring #soberglow #soberfriend #community #soberchallenge #thehappynow #womensupportingwomen #findyourcommunity #zeroproofnation
I have thought about how to approach this for a while, so here goes...... I used to share pictures of my drinks and pictures of me drinking. ALL. THE. TIME. I have all those posts archived now. Not deleted, because there are times I need to go back and see what life was like "back then". I'll call that period "Mary Rose BIKB (Before I Knew Better)" I see a lot of photos in my feed of friends and acquaintances with a beautiful dinner, and a big glass of wine. Or a group of smiling friends and family, with a spray of bottles and cans spread out before them, and while it doesn't trigger me to desire a drink, it breaks my heart a bit for the folks who ARE struggling with those cravings who scroll by a little faster to avoid the trigger of seeing people (seemingly) engaging in "normal" drinking behavior. They might even feel like they could have "just one" and see how it goes. They could be struggling to spend one more day, one more hour, one more minute, sober and uncomfortable. Let me be clear: I'm not asking anyone not to drink. But I do beseech my friends and acquaintances to remember that you may know someone who is struggling to keep their head above water when it comes to their own drinking. Even if you can't tell, even if you don't know, they are out there and they need your support. Pics of booze don't prove anything to anyone about how much fun you're having, and they don't make anyone's feed prettier. But pictures of your food are always welcome 😉 PS this goes for stories too! #soberally #soberissexy #findingmyvoice #sober #sobermom #sobercoach #soberfriend #soberisntboring #supportyoursoberfriends #showmeyourfood #notyourbooze #pleaseandthankyou #publicserviceannouncement
Connection to others who provide —empathy, understanding, and validation — is one of the most powerful forces of healing humans have. . A person stuck in shame, isolation, and addiction can move toward healing and empowerment when surrounded by others who provide support and connection. . A tribe or network of support has been shown to be one of the most powerful sources in healing addiction, whether online or in person. The more, the better. . Reach out. Connect with someone new today, whether you’re feeling disconnected or you’re so filled up with connection and you can be a source of healing for someone else. . “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” ~ Helen Keller . . . . . . #soberissexy #sobriety #wellness #sobertribe #sobersisters #alcoholfree #soberlife #livingsober #soberinstyle #dry #women #mentalhealth #sobernotboring #soberglow #soberfriend #community #soberchallenge #thehappynow #livethelittlethings #womensupportingwomen #findyourcommunity #zeroproofnation #sherecovers #thesoberlife #hangoverfree #sobriety #mentalhealth #thesoberlife #recovery #soberaf
Day 15/365 #cheerstoyou this @drinkticklewater is for @dottie_iii and @derek1082 for being a true #soberfriend and #sobercheerleader thank you for both being amazing #soberfriends Congratulations on your #sobriety !! #recovery #wedorecover if you wanna get #tickled visit the @drinkticklewater website and use #couponcode sober30 for #30 % off your entire order keep #sippingsexy #staysober #celebratesobriety #sobercommunity #soberissexy #soberfam #soberisbetter #stayhydrated #soberfun #sobermovement #sober #soberaf
#wcw my #womancrushwednesday is @resurrektion_of_me I am so stoked for her book #shapeofawoman she is an #inspiration true #soberfriend #beautyandbrains this #soberwarrior is def using her powers for good! I can’t wait to see her in #Louisville the beauty of #friendships in #recovery there is always a commonality and she is the yin to my yang but with one goal to #supportothers and use our stories to #saveothers I love you girl ❤️💋👯 #powerfulwomen #sobercommunity #soberisbetter #publishedauthor #femalewriter #yourstorymatters #soberisbetter #soberandhappy
It takes strength and courage to go against the grain and to do what is best for you and your family. Anne Hathaway modeled beautiful authenticity, strength, and wisdom last week when she reflected that she just doesn’t like the way that she does alcohol... that it doesn’t serve her as a professional or a parent. I’m so inspired by this community and the strength you have to go against the mainstream and to say, I don’t like the way I do it either, and to be willing to make a change. So much strength! 💗 . . . . . #soberissexy #sobriety #wellness #sobertribe #sobersisters #alcoholfree #soberlife #livingsober #soberinstyle #dry #women #mentalhealth #sobernotboring #soberglow #soberfriend #community #soberchallenge #thehappynow #livethelittlethings #womensupportingwomen #findyourcommunity #zeroproofnation #sherecovers #thesoberlife #hangoverfree #sobriety #mentalhealth #thesoberlife #recovery #soberaf
Great article about the customer base for alcohol-free spirits growing exponentially and Dry January being just the beginning! . Ben Branson, founder of nonalcoholic spirit brand Seedlip, says, “In the last nine months we’ve seen about 40 new products launch in this space.” . Donnelly writes, “He expects the nonalcoholic offerings will continue to grow and innovate, noting the “incredible energy” he’s seeing now within booze-free beverages.” . The article ends with stating that the most punk rock and roll (aka rebellious... cool... hip... sophisticated... smart... etc) thing you can do is choose yourself over drinking! . As @karolinarzad says, the most radical form of self-love! 💗⚡️ . . . ⠀⠀ #soberissexy #sobriety #wellness #sobertribe #sobersisters #alcoholfree #soberlife #livingsober #soberinstyle #dry #women #mentalhealth #sobernotboring #soberglow #soberfriend #community #soberchallenge #thehappynow #livethelittlethings #womensupportingwomen #findyourcommunity #flashesofdelight #zeroproofnation #sherecovers #thesoberlife #hangoverfree #sobriety #mentalhealth #thesoberlife
We have a love hate kinda friendship 😜 and it's been going on since '99 but one things fo'suree we have each others back no matter what or who 👊🏼👭🏼 • • #aussieday2019 #boatsandhoes #perthforeshore #aussiedayfireworks #fireworks #australiaday2019 🇦🇺 #bestfriend #godsister #aussieaussieaussie #oioioioi #drunkfriend #soberfriend #blackfriend #whitefriend #yinandyang #samesamebutdifferent
"Now, you might think that quitting alcohol will make you want it even more, come February. But preliminary research, which hasn’t been published in a peer-reviewed journal, shows that's not the case. Instead, it supports Dry January's perks: Eighty percent of study participants who took part in Dry January 2018 felt more in control of their drinking afterward, 76 percent learned more about when and why they drink, and 71 percent realized they don’t need a drink to enjoy themselves. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Researchers also learned that eight months later, the study participants’ drinking days fell on average from 4.3 to 3.3 per week, and their frequency of being drunk dropped from 3.4 per month to 2.1 per month on average. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And fewer drinks over the course of the year is likely a good thing, from a disease-prevention standpoint. “Alcohol increases the risk of several cancers, including colon and breast cancer, per the American Cancer Society. And even just one drink a day can increase your breast cancer risk,” says Ansel. “People forget that alcohol is a known carcinogen,” adds Palumbo. One study published in May 2018 in the journal BMJ Open found that abstaining from alcohol for one month improved markers associated with cancer.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Thank you @everydayhealth for sharing this inspiring #DryJanuary data! Yes you’ll sleep better. Yes you’ll lose weight. And yes, you might even find a better version of yourself and realize you can no longer find a good reason to drink again. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ PC: @outfoxdinks (a beautiful alcohol free option I can’t wait to try)
I have this thing with hearts ♥️ and it seemed appropriate to show my love to someone who recently lost her sweet baby Lou (kitty), celebrated a birthday and got engaged, all in a short period of time! What a roller coaster of emotions. 💔🎂💍So I baked these in honor of celebrating life lived and life lost and all the emotions that we feel with our heart. This is my gift to you from my heart to yours.....💕❤️ xoxo 😘 #love #bakinglove #friendship #celebratelife #hearts #chocolateandpeanutbutter #cookies #ilovechocolateandpeanutbutter #bakingismylovelanguage #hugs #blessed #soberfriend #sobriety #loveothers #Godismyhealer
And then sometimes it can be this simple. Here’s to @annehathaway for her courage + grace in sharing her decision to stop drinking, and the levity + joy she brought to her announcement! 🙌🏻🙌🏿🙌🏼🙌🏾
Every time we step out of our routine, we set out on a voyage of discovery. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As we wrap up our #DryJanuary , we have the opportunity to look around, eyes wide with curiosity and ask “could there be a better version of my life on the other side of alcohol?” It’s the answers we get in return—through new experiences, new places, new friendships, new rhythms, and new people—that inspire and change us. #abetterversionco
Who is coming to @gatherseattle 's #ADaytoGather event on Saturday?! 🙌🏼 I’m honored to be moderating the morning panel focused on living intentionally in the new year. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ For me, intentional living meant re-examining my relationship with alcohol, and making the choice to live entirely alcohol-free. It meant becoming more aware of how ubiquitous alcohol is in our society, and how hugely it's linked to our notions of celebration, sophistication, and well being. And most importantly, it meant personally finding new ways to relax, reward, escape, and exhale in a world that continuously tells us to drink. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ With the company of five powerful women, we’ll be chatting about how we can be more thoughtful with our approach to business, lifestyle, and health decisions in the new year. I hope you’ll join us!
Seattle! I’m beyond honored to share that in less than a week, on January 26th, I’ll be leading a lifestyle + wellness panel at the @gatherseattle "A Day to Gather” event. Together with @running_with_forks , @stephanie_gailing , @malorienicolecoaching , @missjpeg , and @raven.hamilton we’ll be having a thoughtful conversation on our ever-evolving definitions of health and wellness—inspiring us all to take a second look at how we approach our business, lifestyle, and health decisions in the new year. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A Day to Gather is an all day empowering event, hosted by Gather Seattle, that celebrates ideas, people, brands, and businesses who are shaping the city and community. We’re gathering to talk on design, entrepreneurship, leadership, community, and much more. Together we’ll gather to connect and inspire the creative pursuits that will impact the vibrancy of the city for years to come. ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ General admission tickets have sold out, but you can still join us! Panel Only tickets can be purchased via the @gatherseattlepage. I hope to see you there! #abetterversionco ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ PC: @jessattie
January 19, 2019 It has taken me a solid year to forgive myself and forgive my past . Times have not been easy thinking about how I was dying on the inside and on the outside I was going through the motions so no one would no . I have Story after story after story of just how sick I was . Times that I was so drunk and still functioned as though nothing was wrong . Thank You God for giving me that second cross and for showing me daily just what you did on that cross for me . You planted the tree that you would eventually give your life on for me .. No One and I mean NO ONE is to far lost to have his love !! Walking , breathing Living testimony is what I am !! Thank You, Father, for the work of Christ on the cross. Help me to continue to study to understand and accept what it means for me daily and to be a messenger of that forgiveness to those I meet along the way ! #verseoftheday #verseaday2019 #secondchance #livingproof #lovinglife #soberlife #soberliving #sobermom #soberdaughter #sobersister #soberfriend
Counting down to the weekend! Saturdays in our house are reserved for home Alanon meetings, the weekend edition, and exploring new breakfast spots in the neighborhood. ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Who else fell in love with early weekend mornings after saying goodbye to hangovers and #SundayScaries ?
Tonight’s the night y’all! Created by the lovely @marnieraeC , the second week in January has been named National Cocktail Week and recognizes a growing number who choose to abstain from drinking alcohol. This week supports and celebrates their decision and encourages friends and family to do the same. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Tonight —in collaborating with Chris Marshall of ATX's @sansbar —Marnie Rae is hosting a BIG celebration in honor of zero ABV alcohol-free drinks. Over 100 people (including myself) decided that’s more than enough reason to dress up on a school night. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you’ll be there tonight, please say hello below in the comments! 🙋🏼‍♀️ We can’t wait to raise a glass to you. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ PC: @effiegurmeza for @marnieraec
Over 100 days ago I stopped drinking to support someone close to me in their recovery. I ordered stacks of books and memoirs to pair with the pamphlets handed out at Alanon and AA meetings. I read article after article on the current data and research on addiction, women, and alcohol. And then I found the real time conversation happening over on @tellbetterstoriesmedia. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Erin perfectly put into words (and real life examples) the suspicion I was starting to develop that the world tells women to drink. She directly challenged brands selling products with messages of alcohol as lifestyle. And she opened my eyes to finding a better version of the stories we tell around alcohol. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ There are people in your life who are examining their relationship to alcohol, the sober-curious, the ones trying to get and stay sober, and the ones living in long term sobriety and recovery. For a day, challenge yourself to see the world through the eyes of someone close to you starting their journey to recovery. What you find in your social feeds, your local grocery store, and out on the streets with your new perspective may surprise and alarm you. #ABetterVersionCo #tellbetterstories
Hi, I’m Samantha, and over 100 days ago I made the decision to stop drinking. There was no rock bottom, no embarrassing incident, no “I’m never drinking again” morning hangover. No, the exact moment I decided to stop drinking was walking out of an intervention class at my local recovery treatment center. It was the exact moment I realized denial was no longer available to me, and that the disease of alcoholism was something to take very seriously. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I decided to stop drinking to support a loved one’s recovery. What I didn’t realized was how quickly it would change my perspective of just about everything around me. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I opened my eyes to the near constant advertising and lifestyle media encouraging women to drink to feel empowered, connected, beautiful, and healthy. I started noticing the shirts and mugs and memes and a-frame signs that encourage alcohol as self care following people in recovery every single day. I saw my favorite brands and businesses encouraging wine in the shower, or beer after yoga, or happy hour to forget a difficult day at the office. How had I never noticed this before? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A Better Version Collective is a space to continue discovering and sharing what I had been completely blind to before. A place for resources + research, support + celebration. A space to find a better version of the stories we share about alcohol. A space to find a better version of ourselves. Thank you for joining me. #ABetterVersionCo via the @gatherseattlepage. I hope to see you there! ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ PC: @jessattie
Nothing becomes familiar in the dark. So be a flame. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Be a flame, if only to evidence times metronome, reacting to invisible tides, leaning to the whims of any breeze of gravity. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Be a flame even if, and maybe especially, if there are none. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Be a flame even if only to paint gold the faces of those who are closest. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Alight, our chests rise and fall the same. Be a flame or at least its student. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Learn the smoke: dissipate from the crown of your head, fold your visible light and float upward.🔥 #ABetterVersionCo
A few years ago, I had never heard of “Dry January” - my friend @summerjoyatx invited me to participate with her. The first year, I declined. . I knew I wanted to change my relationship with alcohol, but I was just getting established in a new city...I couldn’t fathom how I’d integrate myself without alcohol. . A full year later, my heart had spoken, “You are meant to do something big, and this lifestyle can’t be part of it.” . It was with reluctance, skepticism and a huge sigh of relief that I decided to take part in Dry January back in 2017. It was a gateway into the new, more conscious lifestyle my soul was yearning for. . I’m grateful for friends like Summer who stuck it out with me while others around me fell off the wagon & back into old habits (this is us later that year: my first international + booze free vacay > more over on my blog, btw). . Whether your full-on living the #drylife , are feeling #sobercurious or are just testing the waters with #dryjanuary - tag a friend who is supporting you on your journey. . If you’re looking for some more resources to support your dry journey, head on over to the link in my bio & find the button for “FREE STUFF”. . #sober #lifestyle #sobervacation #sobertravel #mocktails #Idontdrink #alcoholfree #nohangover #stopdrinking #quitdrinking #sobernotboring #soberglow #soberfriend #community #friendship #support #soberjanuary #soberchallenge
I used to find my drunk stories highly entertaining. As a natural storyteller and comedian I got a lot of laughs off of stories about my drunken escapades. Humor was my way of deflecting how troubling my drinking was. Duh. I fell down in a bar 15 fucking years ago, and as a result of the fall I have deeply injured my shoulder. I thought it was my big boobs, and I thought it was my posture, and both of those things likely contributed to my pain over the years, but when my brain recently made the connection to that fall I felt physically sick to my stomach. Bottom line: Alcohol is not a joke. Alcohol is not a punchline. When I see posts from that include alcohol or joke about alcohol I keep my opinions to myself, but it's not funny to me anymore. I don't "like" them on social media (or post a sad face). I don't comment about how un-funny that shit is to me. If anything I give silent gratitude that it didn't take a car accident, a DUI, an alcohol related illness or injury, or an intervention for me to decide to cut ties with a highly toxic, highly addictive substance. Not everyone gets the same choice, and not everyone has the same support system in place that will help them if they did decide that enough is enough. I thank the universe for helping me to get here, to this very moment, to share a part of my life I'm proud of. Am I an expert on sobriety? Nope. I can only speak to my own experience, and help connect people to resources that helped me. Do I expect everyone to quit drinking? Also no. That is an extremely personal choice that only that person can choose for themselves. But I am going to cheer like a fucking lunatic for anyone that wants to try another way to live. Fact: Fun doesn't die when you quit drinking. Comedy doesn't dry up when you do. If anything I feel like the wit I had before has multiplied because I'm not the butt of my own jokes. I write all my own punchlines now, not booze. And I'm funny AF. #funnyAF #sober #comedy #laughter #jokes #punchline #thedrylife #neverbetter #findingmyself #51weekssober #sobermom #soberwife #soberfriend #soberlife
#happynewyear ...DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE. I was in a serious accident when I was a teenager bc I got in the car with a guy who was drunk. He lost control of the car at 120 miles per hour. I was the only one seriously hurt but I lived. Bc I had a beer that day they couldn't give me any pain killers. They had to pick the glass and grass out of my legs with tweezers, not to mention the fact that I was bleeding internally at the time and feeling as if I was hit by a truck. A few surgeries and therapy so I could learn how to walk again and many scars later....Doesn't it make you wanna party? As a Mom, I feel terrible that my Mother had to get that call after my accident. Bc I was being stupid. The last thing I'll say about it is, I know there are people in my life who love me and would be devastated if I didn't come home. I'm sure you have those people as well. #asoberfriendisagoodfriend #drunkdriverskill #drunkdrivingisstupid #dontbeadumbass #dontdrinkanddrive #pickyourcaruptomorrow #rideshareithome #splitalift #splitanuber #Uber #Lift #soberfriend #walk #stayhome #LIVETOSEE2019
College reunion ft. cheerfully sober me.
1051 days of.... 🔸Choosing sobriety 🔸Being clear minded 🔸Remembering wonderful nights of celebration 🔸Waking up fresh and healthy 🔸Breaking generational bondages 🔸Rising above 🔸Forgiving myself 🔸Stopping self-sabotage 🔸Healing 🔸Being kind to my liver 🔸Throwing away my brokenness 🔸Embracing my heart and the magic it carries 🔸Believing in myself again 🔸Giving Dwayne the best of me instead of the broken me 🔸Loving and nurturing my family and friends and having the real ones and the not so real ones reveal themselves in my recovery 🔸Revelling in the favour of God that obedience brings 🔸Being the best mom that I can be to Griffyn 🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸 #sober #sobriety #healing #cleanandserene #recovery #favour #yearsofstruggle #iamenough #boymom #raisingboys #raisingmen #grace #sobermom #soberwife #sobersister #soberdaughter #soberfriend
I can always count on him to make me smile and believe in my self. #mensfashion #menshair #tigerfashion #RAW #barberposts #color #soberfriend #rosablue #menshairstyles #family #barberstylist
We are trying to make the #recoveroutloud #soberevent as accessible to the #sobercommunity of #Phoenix #Arizona as accessible as possible and this can only be done through your #donations every dollar is appreciated and will help a #soberwarrior experience what #recoveroutloudllc is all about!! #positivity #recovery and #soberfun let’s lift up a fellow #SOBERFRIEND the link to the GoFundMe is in my bio. We are #halfway to goal!!! And for those in Phoenix the link to #tickets is above click buy tickets! Use #couponcode SOBERFRIEND to get your ticket for $20!!! #raffles #mocktails #giveaways #sober #soberaf #soberphoenix #soberarizona #spreadcheer #happinessinsobriety
The artist told me to pick something I like as a concept.... I am loving this. Oh did I mention @kmfkline and myself are getting #bodypainted as part of a #performanceart piece titled #masterpieceinprogress #soberlife #soberfun #phoenix #arizona #buytickets #couponcode #SOBERFRIEND click buy tickets #Soberissexy #sobernotdead #sobrietyrocks #celebraterecovery #bodypositive #sobergirlsrule #soberisbetter #art #livinart #sober #soberaf #sobersisters
#happyhumpdayThe #phoenix #soberevent is quickly approaching click buy tickets and use code SOBERFRIEND for #50 %off Also this event runs on #generous donations if you can’t make it help a #soberfriend #sobercommunity #arizona #selfconfidence #datsmybooty #sober #soberissexy #bootybootybootybootyrockineverywhere #soberrocks @bellbeachwear #beboldbeyou #sobrietyrocks #humpday 🐫
For many people Thanksgiving means reconnecting with family, enjoying a traditional dinner and celebrating the start of the holiday season. ❄️ Yet, when we are living in recovery, Thanksgiving can create feelings of distress and anxiety. Here are a few tips for a stress-free holiday: 🦃 . 1) Make a plan with a set time to leave 2) Bring a sober buddy for support 3) Be kind to yourself 4) Focus on gratitude 5) Breathe . Remember what Thanksgiving and the holidays are all about: It's not about the food or alcohol. It's about being greatful for all the small things that exist in your life and the great things that arose from living sober! 🙏 . . . . . #bayviewrecovery #addictionrecovery #alcoholaddiction #drugaddiction #treatmentworks #werecover #cleanandserene #getsober #sober #sobrietyrocks #soberwarriors #recoverywarriors #mentalhealthadvocate #washington #tacomawashington #thanksgiving #family #holidays #thanksgivingholiday #holidayseason #livinginrecovery #stressfreeholiday #soberbuddy #soberfriend #friendship #gratitude #grateful #thankful #breathe #soberlifestyle
Once upon a time when I was young and drunk maybe 22 or 23 living on Hippie Hill in Boone there was this chick hanging out and when she learned I am Sagittarius she gave me this incredulous look and said something like, "What are you doing? Why are you drunk like this? Don't you realize your power? Don't you know we need you to be clear?" ○ It was at once insulting and empowering and I never forgot it and I don't know who she was or if I ever saw her again. ○ But she planted a seed and what I heard was, "Wake up goddess! Quit dulling your power! Live up to who you're truly meant to be." ○ #sober #soberjourney #addict #alcoholic #saggitarius #recovery #soberparent #soberfriend
I really love the way this turned out. I’m honored to have made this for my #soberfriend @theboywhodranktoo. The oak tree represents strength, which he has so eloquently embodied with his stories of triumphs and tribulations as he has embarked on his sober journey. You’re such an inspiration! Thank you! #zeroproof #soberaf #sober #soberlife #soberissexy #soberliving #sobermovement #recovery #recoveryoutloud #soberandproud #cleanandsober #soberandhappy #happyandsober #soberjourney #strength #sobertribe #perserverance #soberinspiration #af #alcoholfree #zeroproofdesigns
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