Grey-area drinkers

grey areaHello there,

Maybe I am late on this one but I’ve recently watched this Ted talk about grey-area drinkers. And let me tell you that Jolene is describing exactly how I used to be as a drinker.

But I enjoyed even more reading Continue reading “Grey-area drinkers”


Some time after week #52 – A nice evening out with friends…

For probably the first time since I am sober, I had a typical “night out” with two friends with the typical “night out” ingredients: a nice bar, dinner, catching up, talking about our current joy and problems, laughing out loud, late train back home and drinks…

Nobody ever said that these drinks needed to Continue reading “Some time after week #52 – A nice evening out with friends…”

Week #50 – I am spending the equivalent of $1m a year taking care of my body…


One of the things that has been going through my mind recently is the importance of taking care of my body. It is probably because I am getting older and also because with my baby daughter I appreciate even more the importance of being in good shape and easily full of energy but, yeah I recognise how important and precious my body and overall health is. Recently I read an article about how Continue reading “Week #50 – I am spending the equivalent of $1m a year taking care of my body…”

A year with daily meditation…

On May 30th 2017 I did the first free meditation session on the Headspace app. Then the following 9 days, I did the next 9 sessions. Then, after the end of the free trial, I said “I should continue. I should make it a thing. I should meditate every day so I can develop some skills that will help me with my anxiety.” Of course I did not want to pay for a meditation app (but I was more than happy to pay for alcohol… go figure…) so I found a free meditation app.

Today, on May 29th 2018, this meditation app is telling me Continue reading “A year with daily meditation…”

A nice little chat with my heart

meditate+with+penI recently completed a 21-day writing meditation program. Whatever that means.

It was not at all what I expected and I was rarely enjoying doing the exercises but, when I look back at it, and if I’m honest with me, maybe (maybe!) it was useful in some ways.

I thought I would share one of the exercises I did, during which I had to imagine I was having a conversation with my heart… so here it is

“I am going to be honest with you heart. I feel like I am doing the same fucking exercise everyday. Continue reading “A nice little chat with my heart”