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Monajoan posted a comment on Lapse
Hey Ruthy, happy to see you back. A lapse is just a new lesson. 💕 3 minutes ago
Jackie’s Henry posted a comment on Still sober!
So glad you’ve come through, hope your OH does too..... 6 minutes ago
Jackie’s Henry posted a comment on HOLIDAY - NOTE TO SELF FOR NEXT TIME
Have a great holiday, they are the hardest times, but coming home, remembering everything, and feeling so chilled is quite magical...🙏 9 minutes ago
Bubble_11 has commented in the forum discussions February - S.O.S
Hi Peeps. LACI. Had a great day with Hope, Manch & Susie. Sadly after picking up my Karou who, had been working an extra shift stock taking for extra money... 11 minutes ago
bellina62 posted a comment on HOLIDAY - NOTE TO SELF FOR NEXT TIME
It's those old associations that are the most powerful triggers. I've been finding this myself, at least. It helps to be aware of why it's happening. And always... 12 minutes ago
Paddlingupstreamwithoutalcohol posted a comment on Ups and downs
Glad you have the wisdom to know what your soul needs. To be replenished, to help, to retreat. Whatever needs to be done, you’re listening to your inner self an... 14 minutes ago
Jackie’s Henry posted a comment on Day 323. I’m still here.
So happy for you both.... 16 minutes ago
Jackie’s Henry posted a comment on Well, this should help with immunity!....Not!
When this over, the holiday deals on that ship will be incredible.... 17 minutes ago
Paddlingupstreamwithoutalcohol posted a comment on HOLIDAY - NOTE TO SELF FOR NEXT TIME
I feel these words so much after giving in on vacation a few weeks ago. The travel and the final arrival at your destination just screams for that ‘accelerated... 17 minutes ago
Jazzabelle posted a comment on Can't stop thinking about Caroline Flack
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Jackie’s Henry posted a comment on Chickens and eggs and vicious cycles
I had to leave, it was toxic and after 30+ years, my health was seriously compromised. So I retired early, and haven’t looked back. I feel like I’m in my twenti... 21 minutes ago
Jackie’s Henry posted a comment on Quick update
So sorry about your friend, that is tough, hopefully it will come right, just a question of when... 28 minutes ago
McL has commented in the forum discussions February - S.O.S
Been absent for a few days. Had to miss the Glasgow meet-up as gad house viewings. My fur ball is booked in to have his tail tip amputated on Friday. Gutted 😥my... 43 minutes ago
SeekingSerenity69 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Just popped on to read a few posts. Phoenix, gorgeous photo!!! Makes me so happy to know you had rain! My brother-in-law is in Sydney, and a dear friend live... 49 minutes ago
Amwest posted a comment on HOLIDAY - NOTE TO SELF FOR NEXT TIME
Great blog as always, you've got this. I love how you analyse and reach the obviously right conclusion, alcohol will not improve anything.NQTD, love Amwest x 52 minutes ago
Lady_F has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Quick Quack to say hello. On my way home from an evening with friends. I can’t believe I thought sober socialising was impossible when actually it’s pretty bloo... 57 minutes ago
3038 has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Thanks Sparkles for all you do! Also thanks to Vespa and Margaret for your beautiful contributions. I know it’s a huge commitment. I read back every day and... 1 hour ago
bukelan has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Quickest of 🦆 to saySPARKLES you are amazing. VESPA you are awesome. Both of you are so so inspiring, supportive, sensitive to others, hugely Generous of your t... 1 hour ago
NewandWild posted a comment on Chickens and eggs and vicious cycles
I feel like it's not so much the sobriety, but as others said wisely below, the booze just throws a stark light on the fact you don't feel like the job is a goo... 1 hour ago
SeekingSerenity69 posted a comment on Ups and downs
Excellent, wise blog, RayRay. I think you are wise beyond your years! Glad you're finding the balance that works for you! 1 hour ago
SeekingSerenity69 posted a comment on HOLIDAY - NOTE TO SELF FOR NEXT TIME
Good for you, not giving in!!! I love "accelerated relaxation"! That is the 0NLY thing I miss about not drinking. But, as we know, the accelerated relaxation... 1 hour ago
dianastevens posted a comment on I forgot that you existed
I love that! 1 hour ago
Kiaceedgone2 has joined Soberistas, say Welcome! 1 hour ago
Paddlingupstreamwithoutalcohol has posted the blog Still sober!
I’m still sober! Day 15. This totally feels like the normal way of life, and that week of drinking was some weird phase I had to go through to get here. My OH i... 1 hour ago
Sarnia has commented in the forum discussions 100 DAY AF CRUSADE
Oh my goodness - 6 pages since I posted this morning. Thank you all for sharing your wisdom and support in those 6 pages, I've so enjoyed reading every one of... 1 hour ago
597483 has joined Soberistas, say Welcome! 1 hour ago
Ruthy83 posted a comment on Chickens and eggs and vicious cycles
Being AF has led me to a similar work dilemma. I've been in the same team for ten years and love my work, but sobriety forced me to acknowledge how unhappy I am... 1 hour ago
Rayraysober posted a comment on Ups and downs
I just listened and that was definitely me 🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰 1 hour ago
Rayraysober posted a comment on Ups and downs
Thanks for your kind comments! Oh my goodness I need to listen to that Soberful episode 💕💕💕💕💕 1 hour ago
AlysR has commented in the forum discussions February - S.O.S
Evening all,I feel like I'm being a bit of a crap host at the moment because I'm not getting much chance to hop on. We're home safe and dry, most of the washing... 1 hour ago
Petal posted a comment on Things Are Ok
I must look at your new personal blog Poppy. Your doing all the right things , give yourself a big pat on the back and here's one from me too. It's awful when w... 1 hour ago
Rodley posted a comment on Ups and downs
I've missed your blogs, glad you're OK. Sorry to hear about the migraines, sounds awful, I hope the new meds work for you. Its a shame you can't get to the meet... 1 hour ago
Ruthy83 posted a comment on I forgot that you existed
That is perfect! Seeing your blog title sent me down a YouTube black hole. I started to look for Kelly Clarkson's Since You've Been Gone:But since you been gone... 1 hour ago
Ruthy83 posted a comment on Ups and downs
Really good to read your blog RayRay, and I'm sorry you've been depressed. It's horrible and I hope it passes quickly for you. Something that's been on my mind... 1 hour ago
overthewall posted a comment on HOLIDAY - NOTE TO SELF FOR NEXT TIME
Great advice. Cravings are relatively short lived (although the battle can feel long!), just saying NO! on that first day is enough to keep you on track. Well d... 1 hour ago
Petal posted a comment on Day 101
Firstly congratulations on 100 days. 101 now!Love the list but mostly love reading your blogs . Your humour just lightens my day, xx 1 hour ago
Monajoan posted a comment on Lapse
Hey Ruthy, happy to see you back. A lapse is just a new lesson. 💕 3 minutes ago
Jackie’s Henry posted a comment on Still sober!
So glad you’ve come through, hope your OH does too..... 6 minutes ago
Jackie’s Henry posted a comment on HOLIDAY - NOTE TO SELF FOR NEXT TIME
Have a great holiday, they are the hardest times, but coming home, remembering everything, and feeling so chilled is quite magical...🙏 9 minutes ago
Bubble_11 has commented in the forum discussions February - S.O.S
Hi Peeps. LACI. Had a great day with Hope, Manch & Susie. Sadly after picking up my Karou who, had been working an extra shift stock taking for extra money... 11 minutes ago
bellina62 posted a comment on HOLIDAY - NOTE TO SELF FOR NEXT TIME
It's those old associations that are the most powerful triggers. I've been finding this myself, at least. It helps to be aware of why it's happening. And always... 12 minutes ago
Paddlingupstreamwithoutalcohol posted a comment on Ups and downs
Glad you have the wisdom to know what your soul needs. To be replenished, to help, to retreat. Whatever needs to be done, you’re listening to your inner self an... 14 minutes ago
Jackie’s Henry posted a comment on Day 323. I’m still here.
So happy for you both.... 16 minutes ago
Jackie’s Henry posted a comment on Well, this should help with immunity!....Not!
When this over, the holiday deals on that ship will be incredible.... 17 minutes ago
Paddlingupstreamwithoutalcohol posted a comment on HOLIDAY - NOTE TO SELF FOR NEXT TIME
I feel these words so much after giving in on vacation a few weeks ago. The travel and the final arrival at your destination just screams for that ‘accelerated... 17 minutes ago
Jazzabelle posted a comment on Can't stop thinking about Caroline Flack
❤️🙏 17 minutes ago



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