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Urge Surfing

Mrs D's Blog

Visualise the wave. Picture yourself surfing the wave of thoughts and sensations. Breathe deeply. Let it pass.

July 11, 2024

Sober Story: Lee

Interviews

"I learned that I was a very selfish young man. I had so much potential but didn’t realize it. I had not been thinking. Alcohol had shut me down. I couldn’t see the world."

July 11, 2024

Beyond the bottle: Paddy, Guyon, and Lotta on life after alcohol

Guest Posts

What’s it like to live without alcohol in a culture that celebrates it at every turn? Why, despite its known harms, is alcohol so deeply entrenched in our lives? Hear well-known New Zealanders discuss the nation’s most widely consumed and harmful drug: alcohol.

July 7, 2024

Sober Story: Lesley

Interviews

"Ask for help. I emailed my girls when I made the decision to be sober and asked them for help that way. I think there is no right or wrong way- just ask."

July 3, 2024

4 years sober

Guest Posts

"For people who are lurking, I lurked for YEARS before making the commitment to myself."

June 26, 2024

Little by little

Mrs D's Blog

Sobriety is all about small steps and little changes. These little actions and milestones can feel like nothing much, but they add up, and they work.

June 21, 2024

Sober Story: Cookie

Interviews

"I have refused to let myself relapse because I know I wouldn’t be able to stop again. I’ve had to put my big girl panties on from time to time to stop relapsing."

June 21, 2024

Just The Tonic

Drink of the Week

It's amazing how dramatically your evening tipple can be elevated by adding a slice of lemon!

June 17, 2024

Gratitude

Mrs D's Blog

Some mornings I wake up inexplicably happy to be sober - still, after 12 years!

June 17, 2024

Sobriety Chat: Paddy

Interviews

Listen to award winning broadcaster and journalist Paddy talks about getting through redundancy without drinking, adjusting to socialising sober, the decision he’s made to be different, and the joy of hangover free mornings.

June 11, 2024