• JM posted a new activity comment 10 hours, 23 minutes ago

    Hi @Jesss! Thanks for the recommendation, I’ve always wanted to try that, and a float spa just opened around the corner. Will be an end of school year treat for me. Day 588 is amazing, you rock.

  • JM posted a new activity comment 10 hours, 25 minutes ago

    Your attitude is fantastic. Congrats on 442 days + getting married in 3 weeks!! : )

  • JM posted a new activity comment 10 hours, 26 minutes ago

    Hiya, welcome! : )

  • JM posted a new activity comment 10 hours, 26 minutes ago

    Hi, welcome! : )

  • JM posted a new activity comment 20 hours, 17 minutes ago

    Early congrats on 6 months! Fantastic @Narley! : )

  • JM posted a new activity comment 1 day, 6 hours ago

    Hi @Tewy! Yes, it definitely sucks sometimes. But so much better than the alternative. This helped me with the ‘fuck it’ impulse, comes from Belle from tiredofthinkingaboutdrinking.com – she said if she ever were to drink again, it’d be okay if she did if she thought it through for a week, and after that, if she still thought it a good idea, she…[Read more]

  • JM posted a new activity comment 1 day, 7 hours ago

    Hi @heidi19! I like how you describe sobriety, you’re on your way there. I had so many day 1s, and I remember the crazy anxiety I had. I hope the difficult feelings pass. You’re doing something amazing for yourself. Glad you are here. : )

  • JM posted a new activity comment 1 day, 8 hours ago

    Hi, welcome! : )

  • JM posted a new activity comment 1 day, 23 hours ago

    Hi @Shalane! If you do detox at home, check in with us regularly. Ask any questions – there are a lot of really helpful people who run the experience of addiction and recovery. Arm yourself with information – I love Annie Grace’s book and videos on youtube. Drink lots of water. Eat chocolate/fruit to help with cravings. Sleep. One of the best…[Read more]

  • JM posted a new activity comment 2 days, 9 hours ago

    Hi @JR! Nice that you powered through that craving! I love Annie Grace’s video on why moderation doesn’t work. : ) evening!

  • JM posted a new activity comment 2 days, 11 hours ago

    Hi @rise2015! You have so much going on. That is so hard that your father and kids’ grandfather have cancer. Great that your friend got good news. Yes, have liquorice. The sugar will sort itself out. Early one year soberversary!! xo

  • JM posted a new activity comment 2 days, 20 hours ago

    Hi @Mari135! So much here, so great how you went for an early walk to process that dream, cry for awhile, and find your balance by writing it out here. Thanks for the mention, this community is special and I’m very happy to be a part of it. Your comment to my post helped me yesterday, thank-you! I keep having images of the toilet being flushed in…[Read more]

  • JM posted a new activity comment 2 days, 23 hours ago

    Yes, no forgiveness needed @Daisy! I would get caught up in the cycle of guilt, despair and shame, and then keep drinking. Arm yourself w more resources – keep reading sober blogs (hip sobriety.com, thesoberschool.com, tiredofthinkingaboutdrinking.com has a feature where you can sign up to be the blogger’s penpal, helped me), and listen to sober…[Read more]

  • JM posted a new activity comment 2 days, 23 hours ago

    That sounds lovely @Buggles, walking around your farm, giving your animals a cuddle. Well done on day 12! : )

  • JM posted a new activity comment 3 days, 7 hours ago

    Congrats @dorothyparker!! : )

  • JM posted a new activity comment 3 days, 7 hours ago

    Oh that’s great @MissFreedom and I can relate. I remember feeling so empty, and it’s really crazy thinking we could fill ourselves up by drinking toxins. I love how happy you sound! : )

  • JM posted a new activity comment 3 days, 7 hours ago

    Fantastic @stepstosober! It is so hard, the cravings can be intense, and great that you powered through. I don’t find mocktails triggering. And the cravings ease up soon. Annie Grace has great resources on her site, and good videos on youtube where she answers people’s questions, v helpful. I love her one on why moderation doesn’t work. : ) week-end!

  • JM posted an update 3 days, 15 hours ago

    Hello all! Hope you are all well out there. I had a meltdown at work today, teenage rudeness pushed me over the edge, had to come home before last class – I’m a high school teacher. I want to be able to rise to any occasion, but I cannot. Taking a breather. I hope I am restored to my more balanced self soon. What helps: walk with dog, frozen…[Read more]

    • I love your list of restorative things…! x

    • I know what you mean. I also teach teenagers and at the moment I find it difficult to cope with situations I ought to be able to deal with effortlessly. It has sapped my confidence and I hope that things will level out for me soon. I neither have a dog nor a lake at hand but love everything you wrote down. Mangoes are on tomorrow’s shopping l…[Read more]

    • You are a legend. oxooxo
      I have had moments as a teacher where I cried in the bathroom stalls over some rude behavior. It was the worst when I was just a sub since the kids eat subs alive. Having my own classes was like a lifeline compared to that, but still…hard. Just know you’re not alone. Millions of us on the planet dealing with rude…[Read more]

    • Great remedies lovely! ❤️

    • what a great way to take care of a situation that pushed you over the edge. What an inspiration, one you knew enough was enough and left, and two, you had the ability/ knowledge/tools to take care of the situation.

    • sometimes walking away and taking a breather is the only solution… well done xx

    • Kudos to you @JM for loading up on self-care and for being a teacher. xoxo

  • JM posted a new activity comment 3 days, 18 hours ago

    Hi @Jocord! You powered through, well done! And that’s how I feel – if I were ever tempted, I’d like to think I’d check in here. The fact of this site, having to reset my number, keeps me going. Happy day/evening! xo

  • JM posted a new activity comment 4 days ago

    Fantastic @rubyroo2! : )

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