All in Sobriety
This is my gift to you today so that you too have more than just a chance that you will remain sober this festive season.
Give yourself the greatest gift this holiday season, stop giving up alcohol and choose to be sober and joyful.
My love affair began with alcohol when I was 16. I was going out with a boy and his parents were getting divorced. He introduced me to cider and told me it made him less sad about his parents fighting when he drank it.
This month I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Che Dyer about patterns of behaviour and thoughts for her Members Area which aims to provide it's subscribers with the inspiration to get moving, creating, soul searching and connecting. Having spoken with her I thought it would be helpful to provide a sguide on how to break free from the patterns that we find ourselves slaves to.
Dear Yoga Teacher,
I’ve got something I need to say to you and I’m going to sound like a party pooper.
Please correct me if I’m wrong, but I can’t remember reading anywhere in the Bhagavad Gita that a fine glass of Merlot goes down well after a challenging Vinyasa class and I don’t think Patanjali was ever found to be swigging on a beer during practice.
It's coming up to that time of year when anything goes because it's Christmas. At the height of my addiction I would go on a month long drinking binge, December was a blur of parties and alcohol, I loved the excuse that Christmas gave me to drink. I can't remember how many times I tricked myself into drinking another bottle of wine "because it's Christmas." I've been sober since 28th December 2016 and today I wanted to share with you how you too can maintain your sobriety even during the festive season.
Last year I had an over indulgent Christmas. I worked hard all year and then spent my holidays spending money, drinking alcohol and eating chocolate, brainwashed by the madness that surrounds Christmas. This led to my second burnout of my career and I was in bed unable to do anything for 2 months. Looking back I am grateful that I suffered this burnout because I made the decision to stop drinking alcohol
If you've ever been to Yoga Beach House you will see lots of crystals placed in various places around the studio and home, to protect, calm, energise and support our practices. Did you know that there is a crystal that can help you in your choice to be sober?
I love you because you taste good.
You trick me into believing that with you I am having so much fun.
Good times are about celebrating with you.
Alcohol. What do you think about it? Is it a harmless even healthy addition to a meal, it helps you to relax and socialise or is it addictive, deadly and more dangerous than crack cocaine? For me it will always be the latter.
Before finding my true calling I lived in a party lifestyle in London, I consumed copious amounts of alcohol and participated in occasional drug use. At first it was fun but it quickly became a coping strategy and a way for me to survive my own life.
I am delighted to provide a link to my first post on inspiring wellbeing blog Mindbodygreen sharing my tips on enjoying alcohol like a yogi #eat #move #live #breathe #love
This miracle drug is available to everyone without prescription, and it is free of charge. You can’t overdose on it, in fact the more of it you take the better your life becomes. Meditation is my medication, no less than 5 minutes daily for an enhanced feeling of wellbeing.