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How to Go Sober for October

September 10, 2020

You’ve decided to be a sober-hero and sign up for Go Sober for October (an annual fundraising sober challenge run by Macmillan Cancer Charity in the UK) but you’re anxious about how you’re going to manage it. Here are some tips to help you...
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Benefits of going sober for October

Benefits of going sober for October

September 10, 2020

The benefits of stopping drinking, even for a month, are significant: better sleep, better health, better brain-function, more energy, clearer skin, healthier hair, more control and better mental health..
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Why Go Sober for October?

Why Go Sober for October?

September 10, 2020

Six reasons to go sober in October: If you have an unhealthy relationship with alcohol and you haven’t stopped drinking yet, there are lots of reasons why signing up for Go Sober for October makes sense:
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What is Go Sober for October?

September 10, 2020

Go Sober for October is an annual fundraising campaign that raises money for MacMillan Cancer Support.It’s a challenge that Macmillan organise inviting drinkers to go alcohol-free for the 31 days in October...
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It's not failure, it's practice

May 30, 2020

Jo advocates a healthy and more motivating way of approaching any occasions when you might slip up and reach for alcohol even though you've decided you want to stop drinking.
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Sober Easter

April 12, 2020

If I was drinking, I wouldn't be experiencing all these little happy moments. I'd still be in bed right now, feeling awful. I would have missed the ducklings. Whatever you're doing over Easter, being sober enhances the experience and adds value to your life.
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FREE resources to help you stay sober during Corona Virus pandemic

March 28, 2020

I'm offering access to all areas for FREE during the Corona Virus pandemic. That means, when you sign up you get the same as if you'd signed up for the Guidance Membership...

Check out this video to find out more or go here to get straight in: Let me in for free

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How I won some self-respect when I stopped drinking

March 03, 2020

Towards the end of my drinking career, on the days I stuck to my goal of not drinking, my self respect went up, I felt good about myself and my confidence levels were higher. On the days I caved in and drank, my self-respect plummeted. Jo explains how your self-respect returns when you stop drinking.
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Why stopping drinking was the best decision I ever made

January 12, 2020

Jo explains the difference that living life sober has made to her life and shares why going sober was the best decision she ever made. She also gives you a tip on how to make getting sober an easier ride.
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Why looking after your wellbeing helps you to stay sober and how to do it

November 28, 2019

Jo explains why it's easier to stop drinking and stay sober when you're looking after after your health and wellbeing and gives you some tips on how to do this.
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Tips to stop drinking more easily 5: GIVE

November 28, 2019

Jo explains why doing good deeds, being kind and contributing to the people, the community and the world around you makes you feel good, improves your well-being, and helps you stay sober more easily.
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Tips to stop drinking more easily 4: KEEP LEARNING

November 23, 2019

Jo suggests that when you keep learning new things, you make yourself feel good, improve your wellbeing, and can stay sober more easily and (for those of you who like to understand how things work) also explains why.
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Tips to stop drinking more easily 3: TAKE NOTICE

November 19, 2019

Jo suggests that paying attention to yourself and what's going on around you can improve your health and wellbeing, help you to stop drinking and stay sober more easily and gives you some tips on what to do.
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Tips to stop drinking more easily 2: BE ACTIVE

November 19, 2019

Jo suggests that being physically active can improve your health and wellbeing, help you to stop drinking and stay sober more easily and explains why, as well as giving some tips on what to do.
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Tips to stop drinking more easily 1: CONNECT

November 19, 2019

Jo shares the first in a short series of videos explaining how you can improve your overall health and wellbeing when you stop drinking. This one explains the importance of social connections and how to make them.
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My sober holiday

November 19, 2019

I just returned to Spain after a two-day trip to Tangier in Morocco with my brother.It was such an amazing trip which has given me lots of memories to smile over in the coming weeks. Jo describes how the fun starts when you stop drinking and what it's like being in a place where not drinking is the norm.
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How to stop drinking

November 12, 2019

Jo gives you some practical tips and advice to help you stop drinking alcohol completely. This is a list of strategies you can use to make stopping drinking and staying sober more easy.
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Get your confidence back when you stop drinking

November 12, 2019

It's a common misconception among people who have an unhealthy relationship with alcohol that alcohol gives them confidence. The truth is, that over time, alcohol strips you of self-respect, self-esteem and confidence. Jo explains how you rediscover your confidence when you remove the booze from your life.
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How to get comfortable with stopping drinking

November 12, 2019

You’ve probably heard the expression about how it’s good to “step outside of your comfort zone”. It’s bandied around a lot.Here’s Jo's explanation as to WHY it’s good to get yourself uncomfortable when you stop drinking.
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Why you don't need to be scared of stopping drinking

November 12, 2019

Jo talks about fear, how it can stop us from taking action and why we don't need to let it. Whatever it is that scares you about stopping drinking or living life alcohol-free, watch this vlog to give yourself some reassurance...

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How to stop drinking by breaking it down

November 12, 2019

Jo explains how breaking things down into small, manageable chunks helps to make your sober goals more achievable and motivating. You're more likely to feel confident and be successful when you take one small step at a time.
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Socializing sober doesn't have to be difficult

November 12, 2019

Jo explains why it's becoming easier and easier to feel normal when you're ordering alcohol-free drinks when you're out socializing. You don't have to feel like the odd-one-out when you've stopped drinking...
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How to frame the living sober picture

November 12, 2019

In this vlog, Jo explains the importance of shaping what we believe about stopping drinking and living life sober in a way that works for us. When we create a picture of what living sober is like, it's important to make the picture compelling and inviting. How we frame the picture makes a difference...
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Stay sober with the fast forward technique

November 12, 2019

Jo shares a useful technique to use when you're feeling at war with yourself between the part of you that wants to reach for alcohol and the part of you that wants to stay sober.
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Stop drinking and discover joyful living

November 12, 2019

Jo shares motivation and inspiration from living a sober life.Once you’ve stopped drinking and are living life confidently sober, you take so much more pleasure and joy in the simple things in life.
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