I used to be a boozy housewife guzzling wine like it was going out of fashion and now I'm quite the opposite - very happily sober! What a turnaround. My sobriety date is September 6, 2011. I set up this site in August, 2014 in conjunction with 2 NZ Govt Agencies .. and with their ongoing support we are fortunate that this site remains free and safe for all. I manage all the content here (writing blog posts, Sober Stories, mocktail recipes etc) and supervise our team of volunteer Community Moderators. You can get hold of me any time by notifying me in the feed (@mrs-d) or emailing me at email@example.com
I'm also active on Facebook (Mrs D Is Going Without), Twitter (@mrsdalcoholfree) and Instagram (@mrs_d_alcoholfree) and I have two books out about my recovery. 'Mrs D Is Going Without' tells the story of how I quit and 'Mrs D Is Going Within' tells the story of how I developed lasting tools to help me live sober long term. I also write a sober blog called Mrs D Is Going Without which you can find at (www.livingwithoutalcohol.blogspot.com). Great to have you here with us!
Hi all.. went to the new Avengers movie today… SOOOOOO GOOOOOOOD!!!!!!!!!! I LOVED IT!! Got a bit teary at the end even – gotta love sober emotions! Hey a few people have been asking about the favourites function on here. It’s a bit hard to find so we’re going to look at changing it but for now … if you notice underneath a person’s avatar…[Read more]
@mrs-d I never really understood the depth of emotions until I was sober. They are beautiful, even the less desireable emotions. They are just deep. I laugh harder, feel tears when appropriate vs. just flat feeling before, and just general joy. Glad you shared this movie and now want to go see.
Thank you Mrs. D for the information. I’m a relative newbie who was looking for a way to save posts. – Like a million of them all here. The advice and insight I’ve gained from all the awesome people in this community has been invaluable. I’m loving going to sleep sober, knowing I’m going to wake up sober too (who the hell knew??). Thank you for…[Read more]
Oooooooo so that’s how you do it. Thanks! I saw endgame last night too- waaaaaaaaa! Bloody excellent movie which has left me feeling a little bit emotionally run over by a truck 😂. Thanks for your books sweet Lotta- also the reason I am here and sober. I still don’t know quite how you did it.
Whenever I get FOMO about not drinking (which sometimes happens if I’m in a particularly boozy environment with no escape) I like to think about my huge tribe of sober warriors also living every moment sober with me. We are not alone! (and we are the super smart ones don’t forget 😜) x
Hello best online tribe of sober warriors in the world! Lazy Easter here, we are still recoverying from our intense month / 6 weeks that ended with a funeral 9 days ago. So lots of sleeping and lazing around and talking and watching TV and doing bits and pieces on the computer and eating food and chocolate and dog walking and connecting with…[Read more]
Hi gang, today we fly home after our busy time away with family doing a funeral and a wake and many get-togethers with people being lovely and supporting one another through our time of grief. We are all very tired, looking forward to getting back to our dog and our house and pottering around being cosy and recovering a little.. and adjusting to…[Read more]
Hi guys just a quick note to say I think we’ve got a problem with the email provider xtra.co.nz blocking our notification emails. So if the email address attached to your account on here is @xtra.co.nz chances are you might not be receiving your notification emails. We’re going to ask xtra if they can ‘white list’ our domain.. but in the meantime…[Read more]
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