How I’ve Changed After a Year Without Alcohol

I did it!!! This gal who– once upon a time was in love with drinking wine–conquered a whole year without a drop of booze. Let me say up front that my greatest discovery from this experiment has been that I was in love with a lie. I bought into the false-based peer pressure, social pressure […]

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NYE With Me, Myself and I

“Oh, you’re so boring!” “What???,” I say kind of perplexed and irritated all rolled into one. Yes, as I sit here happily home alone on New Year’s Eve 2018–soon to ring in Serene 2019–if I had a dollar for every time someone has called me boring during the last 323 days I would have a […]

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300 Days Booze Free…Very Far!

Today is December 8th. This date has never had any real significance for me other than it’s the birthday of my dear friend Bill. But on this day in the story of my life, I have achieved a milestone that I am so proud of. I’ve gone a whole 300 days of living booze free. […]

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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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So Long to the Dreaded “Third Glass”

Today, I am on Day 149 of my 365-day alcohol-free challenge. And I’ve not cheated once. In fact, I have zero desire to drink and feel amazing. Simply amazing. So many areas of my life are getting better and better. For anyone out there who loves their booze, you might relate to what I call […]

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