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WEB TRAFFIC STATS: your favourite subject? adorable pets. If you’ve ever wondered what happens to your web traffic when you post pictures of cute dogs from a sober photography project, here’s your answer:



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” href=”http://tiredofthinkingaboutdrinking.com/2014/04/13/i-think-our-brain-gets-fucked-up-about-the-idea-of-treats-video/”>video I posted on Sunday about your second favourite subject (treats).


NOW MIX IN a very healthy inbox filled with feedback from my micro email message on Saturday. The one about having a flash of ‘noble poverty’ while out of town on Saturday. I sent out an email describing my experience (if you’re on the micro-email list), and holy good god, the insightful ideas, messages, and feedback i’ve received so far are unbelievable.

Here is a tiny sample of the messages I received on Saturday:

Carrie K: “Belle- What an awesome realization! I call finding things like this, seeing Invisible Fences, boundaries we’ve set up for ourselves and are careful to live within — without even realizing we are doing so. Finally seeing one of these fences, especially a big tall one like this, seems to inevitably bring on a whole cascade of changes. One sees area after area of one’s life that these unconscious assumptions have affected… I will find it fascinating to see how more of your awesomeness manifests now that you realize there is no inherent value or virtue in being ‘poor’!”

Janet: “It’s great to hear you saying this, SEEING this. Fuck that damn wolfie cousin who whispers “you’re not enough…You are poor, that’s who you are, that’s how you must define yourself”. I’m telling him to get the fuck out of your head. I’m taking my broom, swatting him a few times, and sending him on his way to some other house. Not mine tho’!! …

Gordon: “Thanks for your mail-out last night. I got it pretty late on and it made me very happy to read it. I must have re-read it about four times.”


If you’re not on the micro-email list, then you’re missing about 25% of what goes on here. I know, maybe you’re tired of me. I understand. I’m not everyone’s cup of tea. I get it. And this isn’t a sales pitch. It’s just an invitation for you — if you’re looking for more sober ideas, realizations, genius, and tears — to get onto the micro-email list. Just ask. I’ll add you.


It’s been an interesting and eventful few days. Time now for a lovely ‘english’ breakfast of cottage cheese, chopped apple, raisins, and decaf. Happy Tuesday 🙂


Happy Day 50 to LJ!

Happy Day 50 to Julie-Joy!

Happy Day 50 to Maz!

Happy Day 50 to Jessi!

Happy Day 50 to SadieGrace!

Happy Day 50 to Staying Present!

Happy Day 50 to Embur!

Happy Day 50 to readyforjoy!

Happy Day 50 to Missy Gal!

Happy Day 50 to bepperoo!

Happy Day 50 to Smokey!

Happy Day 50 to Kimmy!

Happy Day 50 to Mastiffmom!

Happy Day 50 to Heike!

Happy Day 50 to Pasquale!

Happy Day 100 to Kave!

Happy Day 100 to Rose!

Happy Day 100 to Santa Cruz!

Happy Day 100 to Jill Campbell!

Happy Day 100 to CindyW!

Happy Day 100 to NRT!

Happy Day 100 to Teri!

Happy Day 100 to Phoebe!

Happy Day 100 to Mark Twain!

Happy Day 100 to Graceful!

Happy Day 100 to Doll Face!

Happy Day 100 to S!

Happy Day 100 to Wilky!

Happy Day 180 to Midwestveggie!

Happy Day 180 to Erin Elisabeth!

Happy Day 200 to Quinn!

Happy Day 300 to Runningfromthebooze!

Happy Day 400 to Carrie!


I want to put this online, to hold myself accountable. I want to document the noise in my head. I'm tired of thinking about drinking. date of last drink: june 30, 2012

  • Holy Batman – congratulations to all those whose names are in red! Totally inspiring, you guys help keep me sober even though I don’t know you, I feel a real connection. Belle, you are awesome!!!! – Hana

  • I never thought it would mean anything to me to see my name on this milestone page. But it does. It means a LOT. Thank you!!

  • Congrats to all the sober folks that hit milestones this week, especially my class of day 100. How great it is to see all those names and know we all stopped drinking and are still doing the sober thing! 101 days ago I would never have guessed I would be here.