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BothellBeauty has joined Soberistas, say Welcome! 22 minutes ago
Dharmakaya posted a comment on Day 24
Really great post for me to read. Boredom gets me and yes! our moods shift so fast. It is so tricky. Good for you for opening you heart and staying sober! XO 28 minutes ago
Dharmakaya posted a comment on Forgiveness
So beautiful to read this and I can relate with so much. I was with my Dad when he passed last February and his birthday is coming up in two weeks.I am so glad... 30 minutes ago
Katie_41 posted a comment on Liberating honestly honesty
B- I agree, I feel like honesty is the predominant key in my sobriety...all of it, the good, bad and ugly. I think I need to be reminded daily that sobriety is... 42 minutes ago
Zephyr has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Big ol' moon out there right now, shining through the trees. Wind's picking up and I'm heading for bed. Can't wait!Beams to all. Today I chose sober, and it was... 45 minutes ago
Best4me posted a comment on 800 days AF
Congratulations Jenza you are an amazing woman - you have supported so many here on soberistas you deserve peace and happiness xx 45 minutes ago
Katie_41 posted a comment on Day 5 - bit stressed but still determined
KOKO! Big congrats on Day 5, you've got this!❤️xoxoKatie 46 minutes ago
Dharmakaya has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Quick Check in! QuickQuack. Day 7 xo 47 minutes ago
fitz3065 has joined Soberistas, say Welcome! 48 minutes ago
Katie_41 posted a comment on The Birthday I've Always Wanted
Happy beautiful birthday Celeste!!!! I love your story, thank you for sharing it with us. You're doing an amazing job and it's nice for us to see that going bac... 49 minutes ago
Katie_41 posted a comment on How do I proceed?
Welcome cjc! I loved The Sober Diaries by Claire Pooley. I also just started reading and listening to anything I could get my hands on about alcohol. Mostly I j... 56 minutes ago
Katie_41 posted a comment on Moving along
Sounds like you really hit a breakthrough Cathrine. How enlightening for you and reading your lovely blog brings promise to me as well. We must allow who we are... 1 hour ago
Michelle_132 has commented in the forum discussions Sober Summer Sistas 2019
MLD - good job staying sAFe. Exactly what you said “hobby for fun”. Should not stress ya out. If so, maybe time for a new hobby? Pups are always cuddly and fun,... 1 hour ago
Katie_41 posted a comment on New Girl: 50 day joy
Beautiful blog and pic! Congrats on 50 days! Amazing! Jess, you're doing so well! xoxoKatie💜 1 hour ago
Katie_41 posted a comment on This is me...
Beautiful Blog!!! It is a great feeling and crying helps me too!!! xoxoKatie 1 hour ago
Katie_41 posted a comment on Just find the feeling, pass it on
Thanks Phil- you're just awesome. IO find that being of any help to anyone just makes me feel better and stronger in my sobriety, You're a good man!😘xoKatie 1 hour ago
Katie_41 posted a comment on Back and already looking for help
Trauma and alcohol suck. You're muscling through it because you know that drinking won't help at all. Keep blogging! You've got this.xoxoKatie😘 1 hour ago
Katie_41 posted a comment on Day 24
Congrats on 24 days! What an accomplishment. I have a supportive OH as well and quite honestly don't know what I would do without him.Enjoy the rest of your wee... 1 hour ago
Sciencegirl posted a comment on Back and already looking for help
So sorry for what you went through, it sounds like a lot of trauma. It Is not your fault xxx 1 hour ago
napcat posted a comment on Day 24
You're so right about deciding on dinner! That Hungry, Aimless, Lonesome, Tired feeling at the end of the day is a major trigger for me, too. Last night I dangl... 1 hour ago
aBetterK8 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
QACI no alcohol for me today. Will read back tomorrow. Lots going on, all good, feeling strong.Sleep well and here's to a Happy Hangover-free Sunday everyone!x 1 hour ago
DamYankee has commented in the forum discussions A Separate Space?
Just a very quick note to say best wishes for the luncheon, I'm hoping WCA has a pleasant journey and everybody makes it safely there and back again. So sorry t... 1 hour ago
gerkhin posted a comment on 300 days vlog
Cool Claire - yes the scales are off and there is life to be lived! Thanks for sharing your vlog - very brave, I can't imagine doing a vlog, maybe when I get to... 1 hour ago
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Ej282 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Hi everyone. Day 16 for me today. Trip to cinema and then a meal. Friend was drinking lager but didn’t bother me. Had a delicious kombucha or 3, kept my dignit... 2 hours ago
Vespagirl has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
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Vespagirl has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
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Igotthis has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
QCIHope you’ve had a lovely b’day baby O.All good with me. Xmas shopping in Glasgow this afternoon with visit to Xmas markets & dinner out ... did seem like... 2 hours ago
Willy-Wagtail has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Go Kath !! 🤗👏🏻⛑💃🏼 2 hours ago
KittySweets has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Happy birthday BabyO! What a great way to celebrate- sober muscles flexed 👏💕🥳🥳🥳QACI been to the cinema. still waiting up for DD to come home after baby sitting.... 2 hours ago
Sea change has commented in the forum discussions A Separate Space?
Photos I have aplenty HB, don’t you worry😂....Petal And Lacerta am really wishing we could have one of our catch up natters tomorrow but will have to wait til t... 3 hours ago
Sandra_40 posted a comment on Day 8 - Not that Great!
Napping and not drinking are the way to go! I hope you had a good day xx 3 hours ago
yogalover has commented in the forum discussions 'Skinny Sista's'
Hi I am thinking of going on a Keto diet, but every time I start I feel deprived and I end up with chocolate. I never had a sweet tooth when I was drinking, but... 3 hours ago
Livingtheexperience posted a comment on The Birthday I've Always Wanted
Hey beautiful lady, happy happy special birthday to you. I love to think of you watching the shooting star from your dad in the inky night sky.Many hugs. 3 hours ago
Phillybear has commented in the forum discussions November Splendor
Sending you a hug Karen xx 3 hours ago
evelyne has joined Soberistas, say Welcome! 3 hours ago
BrightLife posted a comment on Day 24
I TOTALLY IDENTIFY!!There is a place at the other side of these mood swings for us! ❤️ 3 hours ago
BrightLife posted a comment on Day 169
Hope you have a lovely evening out! X 3 hours ago
Justus posted a comment on Day 169
Glad you got some rest and a night out with the OH. It's so important to recharge when you can. Sending lots of love. xxx 3 hours ago
Hope123 has commented in the forum discussions November Splendor
Oh, Karen, I am so sorry for all the things going on. Your poor mum. I know she will be grateful that you will be there for her and I know you will br grateful... 3 hours ago
Deep blue posted a comment on How do I proceed?
Glad you are back Cjc56! Sending a hug. xx 3 hours ago
Cade posted a comment on The Birthday I've Always Wanted
Amazing Blog, thank you for sharing... Happy Birthday and eat lots of chocolate cake.. Lots of Love, Cade 3 hours ago
BabyOnyx posted a comment on This is me...
Wow 🥰. That makes my eyes tear up again, but this time for Joy 💃🤸‍♀️💞!!!Well done indeed 🙏... 3 hours ago
Cade posted a comment on 300 days vlog
Awesome Blog Claire and Big Congrats for 300 Days..Keep Rocking It!! Cade 3 hours ago
Vanessa_3 posted a comment on Big Girl Pants Are On!!!
Sending you and that sweet girl so much love. God bless you both.Hopefully it’ll be a UTI and 24 hours into the antibiotics she’ll turn a corner. Stay with us,... 3 hours ago
BabyOnyx posted a comment on Day 169
Self-care sounds like your New Normal Katie 🤗👍!!! Have a fun evening and you're a Niner 💪... 4 hours ago
Vanessa_3 posted a comment on Financial recovery
1. I’m a complete money nerd, Rach. 🤓Love me a budget and a spreadsheet. I follow loads of personal finance you tubers:The Financial DietDave Ramsey The Humble... 4 hours ago
Rosyapple has commented in the forum discussions November Splendor
Karen - much love to you. Xx 4 hours ago
Treehugger has commented in the forum discussions GRATITUDE - 3 THINGS
1. I am grateful that I got to spend a lovely evening with my other half tonight enjoying good food in a nice restaurant.2. I am grateful that I got to spend a... 4 hours ago
Petal has commented in the forum discussions A Separate Space?
I'm really sorry to miss those if you that are going tomorrow. It would indeed have been nice to have a good chat AF5, hopefully there will be other opportuniti... 4 hours ago
gerkhin has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Kath5 - well done, kicking that witch out💪💪💪😁😁Welcome Leslans! 👍😊 4 hours ago
Margaret41 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Kath, glad you dumped it. I was getting worried! 👏👏👏Climbing climbing climbing is exhausting and difficult and sometimes seems endless but it’s not without glo... 4 hours ago
BothellBeauty has joined Soberistas, say Welcome! 22 minutes ago
Dharmakaya posted a comment on Day 24
Really great post for me to read. Boredom gets me and yes! our moods shift so fast. It is so tricky. Good for you for opening you heart and staying sober! XO 28 minutes ago
Dharmakaya posted a comment on Forgiveness
So beautiful to read this and I can relate with so much. I was with my Dad when he passed last February and his birthday is coming up in two weeks.I am so glad... 30 minutes ago
Katie_41 posted a comment on Liberating honestly honesty
B- I agree, I feel like honesty is the predominant key in my sobriety...all of it, the good, bad and ugly. I think I need to be reminded daily that sobriety is... 42 minutes ago
Zephyr has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Big ol' moon out there right now, shining through the trees. Wind's picking up and I'm heading for bed. Can't wait!Beams to all. Today I chose sober, and it was... 45 minutes ago
Best4me posted a comment on 800 days AF
Congratulations Jenza you are an amazing woman - you have supported so many here on soberistas you deserve peace and happiness xx 45 minutes ago
Katie_41 posted a comment on Day 5 - bit stressed but still determined
KOKO! Big congrats on Day 5, you've got this!❤️xoxoKatie 46 minutes ago
Dharmakaya has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Quick Check in! QuickQuack. Day 7 xo 47 minutes ago
fitz3065 has joined Soberistas, say Welcome! 48 minutes ago
Katie_41 posted a comment on The Birthday I've Always Wanted
Happy beautiful birthday Celeste!!!! I love your story, thank you for sharing it with us. You're doing an amazing job and it's nice for us to see that going bac... 49 minutes ago



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Soberistas Is 7 Years Old On November 26th! By Lucy Rocca


In 1995, I received my first instruction on mindfulness. I was sitting on a chairlift next to my best friend, the two of us chattering away excitedly (twenty years old and on our first parent-free skiing trip) as we dangled our skis a little reckless...

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In 1995, I received my first instruction on mindfulness. I was sitting on a chairlift next to my bes...

When You Know It’s Time To Say Goodbye For Good By Lucy Rocca


Several years ago, I became involved in a crazy, intense, full-blown love affair that lasted twenty-four, turbulent months. I don’t think I’d ever truly been in love before this relationship; the emotional roller coaster it set me on was unlike anyth...

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Several years ago, I became involved in a crazy, intense, full-blown love affair that lasted twenty-...

Soberistas’ October Round Up By Lucy Rocca


As I write this, the temperature here in Sheffield is 11 degrees centigrade, the skies are grey, and it’s drizzling in that delightful British style that so many of us love to hate. But a week and a half ago I was taking part in the Palma half-marath...

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As I write this, the temperature here in Sheffield is 11 degrees centigrade, the skies are grey, and...

New Life - A Short Story By Jacqui Gregory


“I’m absolutely fine, love,” she smiled.Her daughter’s eyes scrutinised Eleanor’s face … “Are you sure?” They had never really talked about Eleanor’s penchant for gin, but the arrival of her first grandchild had put it on the unwritten agenda. Q...

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“I’m absolutely fine, love,” she smiled.Her daughter’s eyes scrutinised Eleanor’s face … “Are you su...

Lucy Rocca's Story

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After two decades of drinking more than I ever set out to, I kicked the booze once and for all in April 2011. In 2012 I set up soberistas.com and now work full time as editor of the site and am a passionate advocate of alcohol-free living. If you would like to get in touch please email me on lucy@soberistas.com - I’d love to hear from you!

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Soberistas is a safe, online space where you can meet people who are working towards a happier, healthier and alcohol-free life. Our logo stems from the Bird of Paradise flower which has the following meaning; freedom, magnificence, good perspective and that something strange and wonderful is about to occur.

Going booze-free isn’t about missing alcohol forever! It’s about loving life in control and being the best version of you that you can possibly be…joining the Soberistas community can really help you reach your alcohol-free goal.

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