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Getting drunk and trying to hide how much you’re drinking is sad. One Thanksgiving, I went to the liquor store and bought 2 half bottles of Grey Goose. In glass. I went to the liquor store and not the grocery store so I wouldn’t run into any sober people I knew there. Half bottles because they would hide inside my large purse. I didn’t share. On the long drive home that night, I began to feel the alcohol wearing off. My body hurt. I had some left in my bag. We stopped at a mini mart gas station where I bought a bottle of diet Sunkist orange soda, because calories 🤦🏼‍♀️, went in the bathroom, poured some soda out and filled the rest with vodka. I wasn’t driving but, still, gross. I chose the bathroom to mix because it’s not legal to have cameras in there. Soooo much drinking in bathrooms. That is a depressing, sad holiday story, not festive at all. When I pass a bar now I just think about all of those people in there getting depressed. So thankful I don’t have to live like that anymore! 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻💓 #recovery #sober #recoverywarrior #soberaf #recoveryblogger #soberwriter #recoverywriter #soberjourney #sobermama #sobermom #soberwoman #womeninrecovery #wedorecover #alcoholfree #freedomfromalcohol #teetotaler #sobersisters #sherecovers #recovher #hangoverfreeclub #alcoholfree #teamsober #sobriety #af #soberholidays #odaat #soberthanksgiving #freedomfromalcohol #thiswildandpreciouslife 💕✨✨✨


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Getting my brine going! One of the few times you will see me with a beer in my hand. When this malt beer brined turkey recipe was on the cover of @bonappetitmag several years ago, I made it and never looked back. Best. Turkey. Ever. #maltbeerbrinedturkey #brinedturkey #birdbath #mygoodnessmyguinness #thanksgivingprep #elisabetheats #teetotaler


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Have a goodnight everyone 🦄


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Staying sober is easy compared to changing old patterns you have been doing since you were 3!
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I know!
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That’s why we make it FUN!-
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For Real! We learn best when we make it FUN. 🔻
I am not mad at alcohol or drugs. I am compassionately angry at how we treat mental illness, ptsd, trauma, all kinds of abuse! I mean alcohol and drugs helped me self medicate my (all of the above) ha!
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Did you use wine and cocaine/ tequila and marijuana/ extacy and bubbly to numb your feelings?
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Yes? Did you have fun until you didn’t?
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Yes!?
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Are you having fun now?
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Your feelings are not going anywhere. 🔻
Wanna change how you react to your feelings and have fun?
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Use this method to REWIRE your superhighway of thoughts. -
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Be willing to create a new way to FEEL-
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To review the @regroovin REWIRE-
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Believe it!
Feel it!
Rehearse it!
Act on it!
Repeat it!
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Being sober and stuck in a loop of negative thinking is NOT FUN and is super unhealthy. 🔻
I get it. I feel ya. I do it with a coach, I need someone to help me get out of the negative patterns too. 🔻
P.S.- If you are ready to drop the negative thinking that leads to your anxiety and reactive behavior, I have 1 coaching spot left in November. Apply now at the link in my bio @regroovin . We have fun and resolve the stuff you thought you were gonna have to live with sober forever!


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After a full day of work, workouts, errands, and appointments, I’m so happy to be tucking in with a great book 📖 (Liane Moriarty’s newest), a delicious mug of tea ☕️ (organic, caffeine free chai w/ turmeric & honey 🍯), lavender essential oils diffusing and 💤 💤 💤 just around the corner. Good night, friends! I hope you had a great day. Sleep well🌙


#selfcare #bookstagram #bibliophile #balance #healthylifestyle #entrepreneur #selfcareeveryday #healthyliving #healthandwellness #applewatch #5amclub #bedtime #teetotaler #sober #soberlife #goodnight #health #routine #dailyhabits


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Rarely do I read a book more than once, but this is one of the exceptions. My copy of Caroline Knapp’s Drinking: A Love Story is worn and soft, like a well-loved sweater.
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I first read this book, in secret, years before I finally quit killing myself with alcohol. It felt like an injection of air at a time in my life when I couldn’t breathe...when I was working so damn hard to stay numb.
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I read this book when I was heartbroken and alone and afraid...and entirely unable to imagine life could look any different. I read this book when I was still drinking but didn’t want to be.
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I read this book in early sobriety, when the evenings stretched into infinity and I didn’t know what the fuck else to do with my time, now that I wasn’t drowning myself with wine.
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And I’m reading it again. Because she brings me home - to the place inside me that still desperately wants to escape the itchiness of human existence, but chooses to stay. That’s all my sobriety boils down to, anyway: the decision to stay, over and over again.
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#sober #sobriety #sherecovers #carolineknapp #drinkingalovestory #Tt #teetotaler #warrior #wildandpreciouslife #recommendedreading


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What’s your favorite memoir?


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This is the book I turn to when I'm having a hard time.
I've been hiding from humanity today because my insides feel like a can of soda that's been shaken vigorously.
And who the fuck knows what will make it explode
It's anxiety and exhaustion and depression and lack of feeling worthy.
It's mostly PMDD.
It's all temporary.
I know this.
I'm thankful for the world Alison Bechdel created that makes me feel seen.
I'm thankful for the ones I love - who love me, even when I'm messy.


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I figured it’s about time for me to introduce myself here on Instagram. So quickly here goes. My name is Mark Leary. I am an international spy and, oh wait a minute that’s not right. I am an artist and a writer (although don’t go looking for my latest book because – for almost 15 years – I’ve worked behind the scenes doing the writing for a number of well-known, um, writers as well as marketing agencies and corporations). I – or at least my mobiles – have the pleasure of spinning in museum shops, galleries, and private collections around this little planet of ours. I’m in the process of finishing my small backyard studio here in Portland, fondly known as The Shed. My furry companion that pops up in photos now and again is Buddy, an 11-year-old Maine Coon. He’s half dog and half 84-year-old man. I’m 49 and lived in Bend for 10 years, forcing me to be an avid mountain biker. Other labels could include: a teetotaler, one who is fascinated by food, and a lover of Louis L’Amour books thanks to my Grampa. I cry happy tears easily. Mathing is not my friend. I often stand with one heel not quite touching the ground. I have an invisible partner who is my moon + my stars and with whom I’m hopelessly in love. I learned Sanskrit at UC Berkeley, worked in a steakhouse in Virginia, dug ditches in southern California, studied eastern religious traditions in grad school in Arizona, and I’m endlessly fascinated with how we make meaning in our worlds. My birthday is July 25, making me a Leo – but other than having furry arms, I’m not sure the sign fits. I am lucky to be able to volunteer my time as a writing workshop facilitator with Write Around Portland, and big things are coming. So many of you are such inspirations to me so please feel free to say hi below. Photo of me in my shop by: Buddy.

#mobile #hangingmobile #hangingart #kineticart #kineticsculpture #love #marklearydesigns #mobilosity #modernart #moderndesign #midcenturymodernart #modern #lappalainen #minimalistic #mobileart #portlandart #instapoetry #mcmdesign #art #designsponge #hangingsculpture #beltonmolotow #calder #alexandercalder #instaart #contemporaryart #abstractart #designmilk #instagood #teetotaler


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Dear @spindriftfresh grapefruit, you win a seat at my #AlcoholFree holiday table! 👏👏👏👏 This is like grown up La Croix Pamplemousse (best flavor imo) More body, very grapefruit-y and only 3g sugar. 🍊🍊🍊
Let me know what no-booze creations you’re sipping on this season! Tag your drinks #zeroproofcollective so we can share 💕😘🍹♥️🍂


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Repeat after me:

Just because I have a story to tell does not mean I’m broken.
Tag a friend who needs to hear this today 💞 #mentalhealthmatters


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I NEED YOUR HELP! I have seen a tremendous amount of interest from you regarding a place to hang without alcohol! I would love your help answering this quick and easy survey. Just click on my pink logo and find the survey in my bio. It literally jumps right into the first question. Thank you! #communitysupport #mocktails #mocktailbar #sober #hangoverfree #surveytime #teetotaler #funwithoutalcohol #survey #popup #cocktail #cocktailmocktail #bar #fun


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Double tap if you have a love/hate relationship with Thanksgiving 🦃! Same!⠀

Thanksgiving/ the day before thanksgiving is often a double edged sword for those of us with addiction and substance use disorders. ⠀

First, the Wednesday before thanksgiving is the biggest drinking night of the year! Seriously, this is a fact! Then throw in the anticipation of being around family and those drinking all day and it can be a recipe for disaster. 🙇‍♀️ After surviving quite a few sober thanksgivings and supporting hundreds of women through them, I’ve comprised a list of 5 tips for you all.⠀

Sober Holiday Survival Guide ⠀
Part (1/2➡️ #ED friends I’ve got you covered tomorrow! 😉) ⠀

1. 📝Create a plan! If you aren’t hosting, see if you can drive by yourself or with someone who knows your situation. That way, if you get triggered or things get tricky, you can make a getaway! ⠀

2. 📚If you find support at 12 step meetings, see if you can go to a meeting at some point during the day. Or some people find “bookending” helpful. Go to one before and after the meal to enhance your plan! Many 12 step fellowships have meetings every hour on holidays.⠀ .

3. 🙋‍♀️Tell someone! Even if you don’t want to tell your whole family you aren’t drinking, see if you can tell one person who is coming with you so they can support you, whether that’s leaving with you or pulling you away from a dunk uncle asking questions! ⠀

4. 🥤Bring something fun to drink! People ask less questions if you are super excited about the new flavor of La Croix you brought with you! Or if you feel inspired you could make a fun mocktail for yourself so you feel less like you are missing out. ⠀

5. 🙋‍♀️Safety first! For some of us, if our family drinks an unhealthy amount, or there is significant family strain, thanksgiving with may be straight up unsafe in early sobriety. Don’t be afraid to set boundaries, say no, and create/ attend your own thanksgiving with your own people! There’s no shame in protecting yourself and your sobriety, even if it some people don’t understand it.⠀

Hope you all have a safe, fun and sober thanksgiving! Seriously, DM me 🙋‍♀️or comment below if you need ANY support.


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This came up in my Facebook page this morning and I was taken back to a time not that long ago yet the world seems so different now and I have learned so much about life and pain and had such an amazing experience along the way.
I was living in Australia 🐨🇦🇺 and was on a walk about in the mountains outside Sydney with a guy who had wanted to connect romantically and came all the way from the US to take me on an incredibly beautiful and expensive vacation across Australia full of fancy nights out and luxury hotels but I couldn't get excited about him.
The memories of my many adventures with my ex h came back to me on this particular hike and made me so incredibly sad that I was experiencing this trip without him. We had so many plans to see the world together and my heart was still broken 💔 it had been almost two years since I left him and I was living in another country but pain comes along for the ride until you deal with it I guess.
I was honest with the guy who visited me but he was hurt for a long time and I should not have allowed it to get that far.
Pain or losses and the memories, whatever you want to call it, come up at odd times, after you think you have gotten over it. Even when the person you miss is the one that hurt you as the time goes on you will remember there were good times and love at some point. That was almost worse than focusing on the bad, it's the loss of what could have been, the dreams taken away and the loss of your friend and partner in life. It's sad, allow yourself to feel the pain and have gratitude for your life today. There is always light in the darkness. There will be brighter days💓 not because you meet someone great or get married but because you realize that you don't need anyone else to be satisfied and happy in life and there is no need to worry about it, love is available to us all regardless of our relationship status. We can simply love ourselves and the world changes.
#godry #drydiet #godry #healthyandwealthy #memories #takemeback #sober #weightlossjourney #transformation #empoweringwomen #nohangover #noalcohol #metoo #mentalhealth #teetotaler


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I had this beautiful place to myself for a few miles today. #Todays5k brought to you by my #birthday Starting off my 39th year right! Sure it's a little colder but I'm a little wiser - hence the #layers

#run4yourlife #runforyourself #newyear #runhappy #getoutside #innerpeace #guidedbygratitude #runforyourlife #behumble #endthestigma #getoutsideyourself #growthislife #mindful #mindfulness #presenttense #teetotaler #soberrunner #sober #soberissexy #runnersofinstagram #running #onedayatatime #odaat


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#repost from @soberevolution and swipe left to see my version.
This year I am thankful for my strength and my ability to love myself unconditionally. I am thankful that self love makes me more present and more giving. Happy Thanksgiving, lovelies! ❤️❤️❤️
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#transformationtuesday #teetotaler #extremeselfcare #bodybybuti #bodybyyoga #yogaismedicine #satnam #eatyourveggies #yogaeveryday #yogaerrydamnday #thankful #grateful #soberful


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Turkey, who? This Curious cinnamon elixir will be the star of all your holiday meals. Here’s how to make it:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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1 1/2 cups sugar⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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1) Make cinnamon simple syrup: Add water and cinnamon to a small pot and bring to boil. Simmer for 10 minutes, and strain out cinnamon sticks. Bring water back to a boil, add sugar and stir until sugar is dissolved. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
2) Pour 6 oz of Curious No.1 in a rocks or short cocktail glass over ice. Add 1 tbsp cinnamon simple syrup or to taste. Stir well. Garnish with cinnamon stick. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#shakennotslurred #beverageofchoice #beverageoftheday #beveragelife #soberglow #soberlife #sobercurious #sobriety #drinkrecipes #softcocktails #mocktails #cinnamon #elixirs #softcocktails #teetotaler #thanksgivingrecipes #thanksgivingcocktails #thanksgivingdrinks


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THANK YOU @soberisexy for this one! This takes me back to a time when I was still emotionally ‘challenged’ lol, when I would accept any kind of behavior because I needed people to love me and like me.
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At this stage of my life, my adultness ( I just made that up 🤓), and my sobriety I will forgive because I don’t have energy to expend on being angry or having resentment. I will forgive. .
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And, I’m strong enough now to remove people from my life who don’t deserve space in it. .
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I am an incredibly loyal friend/boss/sister/daughter, and I have a lot of love to give. And if someone doesn’t appreciate and reciprocate that then I will love them from a distance. .
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I am grateful today that I have the strength to walk away. No one wants people in their inner circle who will lie, cheat, gossip about you, or throw you under the bus. .
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#gratefultobeme #lifeofservice #mysquad #addictionunlimited, #angelapugh, #sobertalk #recovery #soberlife
#12steps #recoveryrocks #soberaf #livingsober #teetotaler #doingitsober #sobercommunity #addictionunlimitedpodcast #alcoholicsanonymous #getsober #staysober #kcoriginal #kansascityrecovery #podcastlife #sobermind


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"I'm a sign person. If I get a sign then I'll know."
"Just waiting on a sign.."
"I wish I had a sign of if I should or not."
^me, everytime I want to make a decision that scares me or will create ripple effects of change in my life. A decision I know in my gut is right.. When I'm trying to avoid an answer that goes against the plan I made for my life.

I knew I had to give up booze long before I did. Even if I denied it to myself and others. I knew it was something I didnt have control of and probably never did.
But, I kept telling myself I'd wait for a sign... when really I was ignoring the true signs and hoping I could find a sign that would say it was manageable. It was exhausting and destructive to my relationships, my self confidence, my life.
But looking for signs doesnt just happen in negative situations, but situations that can be positive, too. I knew months before my newest biz venture it was the right fit, but I kept looking for signs to be "sure" even though I knew every bit of info. It wasnt to be sure it was because i was scared shitless of change.
The thing with asking for signs is... it creates self-doubt. You already know the answer, you just don't want to accept it. So, you think if you wait long enough or go searching, you'll find something that goes against what's festering in your gut... And guess what, your brain can def find that for you.. but your brain will never trump your intuition.
Slow down and center yourself.
Stop thinking and start listening.
Release and honor your resistance.
The answers are within.
And the power to carry them out all lies within you too.
so much love to you, XO
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#soberissexy #soberliving #sobermovement #trusttheuniverse #lawofabundance #thesecret #followyourintuition #intuitiveliving #believeinyou #liveyourvision #buildingbossladies #beyondtheboardroom #followyourbliss #dreamersanddoers #sobrietyrocks #recoveryrocks #recoveryisworthit #odaat #teetotaler #yogaprogress #ourlightwithin #acceptanceiskey #theuniversehasyourback


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Day 5 and chest day on @thesculptedvegan. This day is a smoke session. Holy shit balls. But I love it. 😅💦🙌🏋️‍♂️
I love having Matt to work out with on this program because I would never feel safe pushing the weight I do without him. I definitely need a spotter. I maxed out at 70 POUNDS, 8 REPS - a little struggle on the last few for my incline dumbbell chest press. Hot damn! That’s a 5 pound increase from last week.🔥😆😈💪 #getsome #beastmode #chestworkout #sculptedveganprogram


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Need an easy, last minute recipe for Thanksgiving? 🦃✨These vegan + gluten free, pumpkin spice muffins are the recipe for you! I promise, they will be all gone within seconds 😋 You can find the recipe on my blog at the link in the bio!


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Day 6. #30daysofnourish.
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Notice Nature. Initiate Movement.
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Quick break from calls and work to walk outside at lunchtime. Feet on the dirt/earth.❤️
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Highline Canal. Sunny, warm day in Denver.
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What are you doing to Nourish yourself today?
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#30daysofnourish.
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#movement #exercise #noalcohol #soberaf #grayareadrinking #sobercoach #recoverycoach #nourish #edityourlife #healthylifestyle #drylife #alcoholfree #teetotaler


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Learn to appreciate yourself and others. Knowing we desire growth and improvement is one thing. Constantly driving ourselves is another. Maybe the answer isn’t that we need to do better or try harder. Maybe the answer is recognising and appreciating how well we already do things.How hard we try. How much we have done. How well others are doing to. Even if there not doing it as we would like. Take a break. Move around. Learn to change your perspective. Maybe you don’t need to change what your looking at. You just need to change where your standing. All my love tribe Cx ✨#wildlysober #kiakaha #staystrong #earthling #truthseeker #soulsearcher #sobermovement #sober #soberlife #recovery #teetotaler #soberaf #surrender #soberliving #simplicity #sobercommunity #livingpresent #loveistheanswer #godislove #openminded #honest #willing #wahinewairua #findyourtribe #energyvampires #wellness #health #healthjourney #vegan #plantbased


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