Category Archives: Year One

This is where you’ll find all the stop drinking alcohol posts for my first year free of alcohol.

After Alcohol - Finding The Right Balance | What Works for Me | SDA20

After Alcohol – Finding The Right Balance | What Works for Me | SDA20

This is week 20 of my journey into alcohol mastery! Mostly this week things are getting back to normal after the O’Hara family invasion. The trials and tribulations of family get-togethers! And what to do when a coffee and brandy turns up in front of you!… Don’t scream!

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Alcoholic Help | Cut Yourself Some Slack | Habits Don't Die | SDA19

Alcoholic Help | Cut Yourself Some Slack | Habits Don’t Die | SDA19

This is week 19 of my journey into alcohol mastery! The party is over and it’s back to normal. 19 weeks off the booze and a big test behind me. I had the old habits surfacing at the family gathering, as much as I had expected. I indulged in some of the old habits and avoided others. A great time was had by all, but thanks that it’s over!

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The Further From Alcohol The Better The Life | Enjoy Yourself | SDA18

The Further From Alcohol The Better The Life | Enjoy Yourself | SDA18

Stop Drinking Alcohol Week 18 This week I talk about my Father’s 80th birthday, bless him! He’s getting on but still enjoys every moment of his life. My whole family is descending on this quiet little Spanish town and there’s gonna be some ribbing when they find out I’m not drinking any more – oh…

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Giving Up Alcohol - Thinking About the Long Term - Pure Joy | SDA17

Giving Up Alcohol – Thinking About the Long Term – Pure Joy | SDA17

This is week 17 of my journey into alcohol mastery! The theme of this week’s tally is to look at things in the long term rather than the short sightedness that comes from only looking at things in the moment. Short term thinking can be hazardous to your health and your life…

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How to Control Your Negative Alcohol Thoughts and More | SDA 16

How to Control Your Negative Alcohol Thoughts and More | SDA 16

How do you control your negative thoughts when you are quitting drinking alcohol?

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How to Stay Focused After You've Stopped Drinking Booze | SDA15

How to Stay Focused After You’ve Stopped Drinking Booze | SDA15

This is week 15 of my journey into alcohol mastery! Unfortunately, due to a major brain fart, the site was offline for most of the week… I learned the hard way how to migrate a website from one host to another… I talk about the need to focus in the present moment… it’s the only place where you can make changes… the past is gone and the present hasn’t happened and might never happen. We need to focus our energies on what we can do right here and now in the present. We only need to deal with things in the context of the situation that we’re in… It stops a lot of overwhelm!

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After Quitting Alcohol - Having Quiet Time is Sanity Essential | SDA14

After Quitting Alcohol – Having Quiet Time is Sanity Essential | SDA14

This is the Thursday Tally 14. This week it’s all about relaxation. Spring is here and the weather is lovely. I talk about my ups and downs as normal. My tip of the week is to chill and find yourself some quiet space for time on your own… it doesn’t have to be for long, just enough to get your thoughts together, breath, and relax…

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Alcohol Recovery - The Power Of Your Own Mind To Help You Quit | SDA13

Alcohol Recovery – The Power Of Your Own Mind To Help You Quit | SDA13

This is week 13 of my journey into alcohol mastery! I lost another couple of pounds, bringing my total so far to 30 pounds, just under half way to my goal… I took a week off to read this week but I’ll be back to normal next week. Your brain is your greatest asset, but it can also be your greatest enemy. A lot of the beliefs you’re walking around with today, were engrained into the fibre of your mind long before you were aware that you even had a mind. You need to break those beliefs that are stopping you from achieving things. If you can do this, all your dreams can be made reality, there’ll be no stopping you!

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To Quit Alcohol - Stop Looking for Instant Gratification! | SDA12

To Quit Alcohol – Stop Looking for Instant Gratification! | SDA12

http://traffic.libsyn.com/alcoholmastery/01_Stop_Drinking_Alcohol_Week_12_-_S.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Android | RSSWelcome to the Thursday Tally number 12 where I’ll be talking about the end of the Johns Hopkins 20 questions – My tip of the week is to stop looking for instant gratification…. http://youtu.be//L5Yon3PVB2w (0.16) The site this week (1.31) Tip of the week…

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How Long Before The Alcohol Habit is Gone? Everyone Can Change | SDA11

How Long Before The Alcohol Habit is Gone? Everyone Can Change | SDA11

This is week 11 of my journey into alcohol mastery! On the site this week we had three more questions from the Johns Hopkins series. I take a look at my ups – 11 weeks free, flu free, and full of life… and my downs – can’t run as well as I thought!. The tip of the week is everyone can change…And some Irish humor! — A paddy joke!

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