Audio: How to Have a Sober Christmas

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So how do you arrange to have a nice, sober Christmas, holiday season? It’s about what you do, and what you don’t do. It’s about where you go and where you don’t go. And it’s about letting go of some of that wacky control shit.

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Audio: A Shitstorm of Treats

How good are you at giving yourself rewards? Do you suck at it? No, not YOU 🙂

In this audio postcard, i try to talk about this idea of rewards. And in particular i talk about an email i received that began: “I can’t really reward myself because i’m trying to save money and lose weight.”

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Audio: Dry Drunk

i have an audio podcast subscription thingy, and this is one of the audios.

I know you’re here because you’re sober, you want to be sober, you’re interested in being sober. Maybe you’ve tried other shit that just didn’t work for you. Maybe you’re looking for some new ideas.

yeah. well, that said, I know this audio is going to be kinda controversial.

I say some things that are going to be pretty unpopular to certain listeners.

I talk about the term “dry drunk” … and what I think of it …

yes, i’d really like to hear what you think, agree or disagree. Just be polite 🙂

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Audio: Be The Lighthouse

When i started recording this audio, i wasn’t sure really what i was going to talk about.

It’s about how tough love doesn’t work. It’s about bravery. It’s about self-abuse. And it’s about avoiding overwhelm.

And also, finally, this audio is about being a lighthouse. You can always see the lighthouse if you need it. That lighthouse is you.

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brand new 🙂
a lighthouse helps to keep you from hitting the rocks. be sure to turn and face the light. here’s your visual reminder.

Lighthouse 6
acrylic on wrapped canvas
sides are painted BLACK so it does not need to be framed.

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art by mr.belle.
hugs, me and him

 

Audio: 5 a.m. wakeup call

I recorded podcast #12 this morning. My husband got up at 5 a.m. this morning. To stand in line to see an art exhibition.  He’s still not home yet (3:15 pm). His unusual behaviour got me thinking about the passions we discover once we’re sober.

Click on the blue button “Listen Here” to hear a very short extract (2.5 minutes) taken from the middle of the podcast. The full audio is about 10 minutes long.

“You’ve drowned all those passions with booze for so long that they’re afraid to stick their head up, they’re like tiny little baby flowers …”

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Sharon (93): “I love, love, love theses podcasts, it’s like having you at my kitchen table.”

Donna (7): “I listened to all of your podcasts twice over the weekend. They helped me get through some tight spots, so thank you. They also must have sunk in because yesterday I reached out to one of my best friends who has 25 years of sobriety and asked for her help (anytime over the next 93 days if I feel like drinking I will text her. If she thinks it’s a good idea I get to have a drink.) it seems so obvious that I should have done this with my earlier attempts. But something is different this time. I have raised my barriers to failure. I now feel accountable to myself, you, and to my friend to not drink. My toolbox is growing and I feel like this time I am actually using it. Hoo fucking ray.”

Audio: Lull (abye)

In the podcast #11 recorded last night, I talk about having a lull in my sobriety. What do we do when there’s a lack of excitement (a lack of drama, a lack of chaos). When the pink clouds stop. When there’s no immediate goal. And it’s hard to sit with yourself during these times.

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Elizabeth (16):  “I am sober and so grateful for it!  Your inspiring posts are always great, and I always look forward to reading and/or hearing the audios.  It’s kind of like Christmas when a new one pops up! :-)”

Donna (7): “I listened to all of your podcasts twice over the weekend. They helped me get through some tight spots, so thank you. They also must have sunk in because yesterday I reached out to one of my best friends who has 25 years of sobriety and asked for her help (anytime over the next 93 days if I feel like drinking I will text her. If she thinks it’s a good idea I get to have a drink.) it seems so obvious that I should have done this with my earlier attempts. But something is different this time. I have raised my barriers to failure. I now feel accountable to myself, you, and to my friend to not drink. My toolbox is growing and I feel like this time I am actually using it. Hoo fucking ray.”

Audio: London Sober Meetup

In today’s podcast, I talk about the lovely sober meetup this past weekend in London. Click on the blue button “Listen Here” to hear a 3 minute extract from the longer audio (the full thing is about 10 minutes long!).

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We had cinnamon buns and coffee and tea. Forgive the terrible photo!

[cinnamon buns and coffee - with auto-focus turned off!]
[cinnamon buns and coffee – with auto-focus turned off!]

Also, in today’s podcast, I mention the Stay Here story (and bracelet). And I got a new shipment of bracelets in today’s mail, so lemme know if you’d like one too. We can be ‘twins’. Sober twins. You and me.

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Audio: What I know about me

OK, so today’s sober podcast starts with the blog post i wrote a couple of days ago that included a list of ‘what i know about me’… and while i was recording the audio (just a few minutes ago), i think i figured out what the post is REALLY about. and what we, as boozers, all struggle with …

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