from my inbox:
Nic: “You know what – you have pretty much restored my faith in humankind. I really did believe that there is no such thing as a free lunch and that most people have a motive for being as nice as you are. I am so glad that I found you, you are a genuinely lovely person. Thank you.”
Primrose: “Can I just say that the whole reward thing is SUCH a genius concept. It is working amazingly for me because it works in (at least!) two ways. Firstly doing a nice thing for yourself makes you incrementally happier. Here are some equations to prove it 😉 Me without cake = 62% happy. Me + cake = 79% happy. BUT me after having had cake and done a nice thing for myself THINKING I AM WORTH IT = me after cake = 63% happy on an ongoing basis. Then I add more cake, a day or so later, and so it goes on… although possibly ‘running shoes > cake’ must hold true in the long term as well! love cake maths!”
Rlynn: “You have good ideas. I think you should write a book and include recipes and insight about being cozy sober.”
Sharon: “I was 8 days sober when the audio class started. The advice was so valuable to me. The topics, the suggestions and the tools to put in my toolbox will stay with me on my way to sobriety. I think that’s why I failed in the past, no toolbox and no support. Belle explained how necessary these things are to continue the journey. I think for me the best part of the class was understanding how important small rewards are along the way, they make you smile and appreciate the hard work you’re doing. I am truly sorry it ended, maybe a two week course would be even more beneficial and the phone call was great, like talking to an old friend, one I can bare my soul to, I don’t have anyone else like that in my life right now. If you’re newly sober or still on the fence, this class can give you the tools to continue being sober or to take that leap off the fence.” And Sharon is on day 207 today 🙂
The successes keep piling up as we drink the cult of Belle kool-aid and sober tea and FU Wolfie Lemonade. So proud of all of you as you make these life-changing decisions and … AND stay the course, knowing that we’re here for support with all the tools needed to stop thinking about drinking all the dang time and get a great life instead.
Thank you all of you who are keeping track and celebrating with each other.