5 things not to say to a non drinker #sober

As I approach fifteen months of kicking the booze, I have to admit, I’ve had a bit of a wobble lately. It just goes to show that ditching ingrained habits is a long road and one to never take for granted. The FOMO can creep up on you when you are least expecting it; hearing a banging tune at 7.30 on a Tuesday morning on your way to work, or feeling like people are avoiding you because of your new found sober status. more “5 things not to say to a non drinker #sober”

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Mum guilt and me pt II; working mum

It was always just a matter of time.

18 months on from the post I published on Mum Guilt as a stay at home Mum and seven months deep in the return to work, and this past week the Mum guilt round two ; ‘Working Mum’ hit like a sledgehammer.

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Everybody needs a little time away…

This weekend I popped the Mum guilt to one side and carved out a few hours to myself to get to a women’s meet up event in central London run by Sunita, the HR coach behind Lucky Things.

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Anxiety, depression and me – How World Mental Health Day changed my life @mindcharity #WMHD

365 days ago, on October 10th, World Mental Health Day, I published a post I had worked on in collaboration with Funky Pigeon and their #BelieveInHappy collection, in support of Mind the mental health charity.

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Planning a girl’s holiday: Mum edition

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Late nights, cocktails (mocktails?!) and maybe a spa treatment or two, who doesn’t love a girl’s trip?

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Is giving up booze harder for blokes?

I decided to give up alcohol for 100 days after my husband declared he wanted to give up drinking. I too was wallowing in a sea of self loathing and hangxiety and figured this was not the best life I could be living. So why not join him and give something different a try. more “Is giving up booze harder for blokes?”

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Handbag heroes #MyLittleSudocrem (Ad) plus #giveaway

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Back in the throes of new motherhood, I remember one cupboard being full of tubs of sudocrem that had been gifted to me by well wishers and friends who had walked the path of motherhood before me.

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Conquering Gephyrophobia; my fear of bridges

When does being scared of something become a phobia? Well according to my research (typing ‘phobia’ into google), a phobia is more pronounced than a fear. It is a specific type of anxiety disorder and one that causes the sufferer to organise their life around avoiding the thing that’s causing them anxiety.

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Plant based, Vegetarian, Vegan, Flexitarian or just a more mindful approach to eating meat?

There are many parallels to eating meat and drinking alcohol; both perhaps we know we should do less of, equally unfathomable and yet hugely beneficial to our health and bank balance.

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365 days alcohol free – so what?

Today marks a whole year that I have gone without drinking alcohol.

365 days since my last hangover. 12 months since I last threw up through over indulgence. 52 weeks since I felt the beer fear.

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