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Our Sober Secret Weapons

August 7th, 2016 Mrs D's Blog

For the past three days I’ve been asking members of the Living Sober community to email me photos of their ‘Sober Secret Weapons’. These are things from our own environments that make us feel good, fuel our souls and help keep us sober. It’s been amazing watching the photos trickle in and I’m so happy to be sharing them with you all now. Enjoy! Mrs D xxx


@gilbert: “This is the view from my lounge in my new house in my new sober life.I wouldn’t be here if I was still drinking and this view is all mine and a reminder every day.”


@missmeg:This is a photo  that sums up where my inspiration comes from (my son sitting in a special place).”


@janus2: “No more stumbling with Fatbum. Keeps me sober.”


@mouser123:I always wanted a caravan, a space of my own I could take anywhere. When my friends decided to sell this one, I took the plunge. So far, the children and I just sit in it on the drive, but once I get a towbar fitted we will be away! Xx”


@pennylane24: “These 2 and moments like these. That’s what keeps me sober.”


@behind-the-sofa: “Used to be a piss-artist, now just trying to be an artist.”


@oceania: “Training and finding a new passion for hiking mountains has kept me focused on sobriety”


@april: “My family… as drawn by my daughter.”


@emjaycee: “Playing my guitar is something I like to do in the afternoon and morning (sorry neighbours). It’s creative, feeds my soul and, while not impossible, it’s hard to hold a drink while playing guitar, is it not?”


@janabel: “My lovely kitten Leo, who I adopted when i was just a few weeks sober and who has been a huge comfort and distraction for me.


@kerris: “Being fully present and in the moment with my grandchildren.  That’s what I love.”


@paintthemoon74: “Finding the humour in the everyday.”


@prudence: “This is our wee family. It is for my children Rory & Georgia that I like to stay on top of my game. I am looking forward to being a Granny one day. I will be trusted. I will be fun and energetic. I will have wisdom. I will smell like lemons, not booze and smokes.”


@everydayisanewday: “Here is my wonderful supportive husband and our ‘son’ Wyatt.  I want to stay sober so I can remember all of our experiences together to the fullest.  They deserve the best version of myself and so do I!”


@sophia2: “I am not a grandmother but hope to be one day. I don’t want to be the pissed grandmother that my daughters don’t trust to leave their children with me for a sleepover. That motivates me.”


@mrs-d: “My 5pm relaxation trigger – my comfy pants. Super comfy, like wearing air…” 


@salvia: “My drinks station which is where all my yummy AF drinks start. There’s my soda stream of course and you can see I have re-purposed all the silly old decanters littering the house to hold cordials and there’s grenadine too.”


@seedynomore: “When I start questioning my reasons for remaining sober I only have to look at this photo of my two younger children and I am totally committed. Pic is 3 years old now but Its one of my favourites.”




@mrswooly:I got this designed and hand made by a lovely jeweller. Have got my sobriety date engraved on the back (yes it’s only 4 days this time). This time is for keeps.




@madandsad: “This is Floyd resting with me after my knee replacement operation – September 2014. The same year I heard you on the radio, I stopped drinking, Floyd got cat flu and recovered, then he went missing for three whole weeks and returned to us. It was quite a year and every time I look at this photo I think about all these things. P.S. I’m in my PJ’s , of course.”


@ajl19: “I love reading inspirational quotes and books! They have inspired and empowered me in my journey.”


@davenajean:This view helps me to stay sober.”




@wvlheel:Ginger beer and vanilla seltzer keeps me happy, sober and hydrated.”


@elhall:Greeting the morning with a sober clear head keeps me going.”


@reena:This is my gardening shed, attached to the side of my house, I had a lot of time on my hands since I quit the wine, I thrift shopped most of the stuff except for the rugs. I meditate there, take my gardening projects there and generally enjoy the outdoors and sunshine. My grandson loves to hang out in there with me too. No booze in the gardening room too much to do and feel.”


@jessi:Running with sunny blue skies and fluffy white clouds do it for me :-)”


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