Birthing a new me. Nine months alcohol free.

Nine months. Today marks nine months of being 100 percent booze free. Nine months–the same amount of time it takes to create a human being and push that bundle of joy out into the world. I’m a much different and better person than I was when I started my alcohol-free challenge on February 12th of […]

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Day 260: Facing my Demons, Sparking Joy

Well, I just wrote a whiz-bang blog post for today and then accidentally deleted it. So here I am back again. Determined to write something to commemorate my milestone of life without the booze for 260 whole days. This is big news to me. I used to drink often. And maybe sometimes (okay, a lot of […]

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Reflections on 200 Days of Booze-Free Living

After having lived (and fully participated in) a drinking culture my entire adult life I can hardly believe that I have made it to 200 days without one sip of the booze. Achieving my goal of taking a break from alcohol for a full 365 days is becoming more realistic with each passing day. Here’s […]

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190 Days without the Seductive Sauce!

This will be a short post, but I wanted to document such an amazing day in the story of my life. There’s something so energizing about saying it out loud, “I have not had one drop of booze for 190 days!” The very words make me want to run circles of joy around my home. […]

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Hangover Schmangover, Hungover No More!

Hello from Day 176 of being 100 percent alcohol free. I am truly beginning to experience some magical effects amidst this 365-day, no-booze challenge. The mojo has arrived! Today, I thought I’d reflect on how great it is to wake up in the mornings, well, feeling good. You see, for a few decades I was […]

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The Compounding Effect of Positive Change

Billionaire Warren Buffet is famously known for saying, “My wealth has come from a combination of living in America, some lucky genes, and compound interest.” Before I started my alcohol-free challenge, I had extensively researched the Pros and Cons of taking a break from the booze. While the lists of Pros seemed to be endless, […]

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Goodbye Booze, Hello Feelings

I can hardly believe it!!! Today marks Day 160 of being completely alcohol free. I am not only surviving on this booze-free, 365-day challenge, but thriving amidst a culture, friends and colleagues that tout alcohol as the magic pill for happiness, relationships and success. Alcohol is everywhere. Today, I feel like writing about… feelings. As […]

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