The Sober Diaries

Author: Clare Pooley

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473661889

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 220

View: 3550

BY THE AUTHOR OF NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER THE AUTHENTICITY PROJECT, THE BRAVE AND FUNNY MEMOIR THAT IS CHANGING LIVES. How one mother gave up drinking and started living. This is Bridget Jones Dries Out. Clare Pooley is a Cambridge graduate and was a Managing Partner at one of the world's biggest advertising agencies, and yet by eighteen months ago she'd become an overweight, depressed, middle-aged mother of three who was drinking more than a bottle of wine a day, and spending her evenings Googling 'Am I an alcoholic?' In a desperate bid to turn her life around, she quit drinking and started a blog. She called it Mummy Was a Secret Drinker. This book is the story of a year in Clare's life. A year that started with her quitting booze having been drinking more than a bottle of wine every day. It sees her starting a hugely successful blog, then getting and beating breast cancer. By the end of the year she is booze free and cancer free, two stone lighter and with a life that is so much richer, healthier and more rewarding than ever before. Sober Diaries is an upbeat, funny and positive look at how to live life to the full. Interwoven within Clare's own very personal and frank story is research and advice, and answers to questions like: How do I know if I'm drinking too much? How will I cope at parties? What do I say to friends and family? How do I cope with cravings? Will I lose weight? What if my partner still drinks? And many more.

The Sober Girl Society Handbook

Author: Millie Gooch

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473584159

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

View: 762

*Voted an Independent best self-care book for 2021* *Voted one of Heat's best self-help books to help you reach your full potential* If you've ever woken up feeling anxious, or cringing with embarrassment, about something you did or said whilst drunk the night before, this book may just change your life. Whichever way you look at it, it's hard to avoid how alcohol really makes us feel: terrible. After years of partying and hangovers started taking a toll on her mental health, Millie Gooch gave up alcohol and has never looked back. Whether you're simply sober-curious or determined to make a more permanent change, this book shows not only why you should but also how you can. Offering tips and advice on how to stay sober in a world that revolves around drinking, this handbook will empower you to transform your relationship with alcohol so that you can lead your most fulfilling life. It's time to join the Sober Girl Society: 'I LOVE this book already, just received today and I can't put it down!' 'I recommend this to anyone; whether they want to stop drinking permanently, or even would just like to cut down on their drinking.' 'I love how relatable and non-preachy this book is.' 'Approaches what can be a tricky and confusing subject for many with humour and wit.' 'Perfect for those reconsidering their relationship with alcohol. Brilliant book.'

The Sober Survival Guide

Author: Simon Chapple

Publisher: Elevator Digital Ltd

ISBN: 1916250092

Category: Self-Help

Page: 180

View: 8270

The Sober Survival Guide - How to Free Yourself from Alcohol Forever - By Simon Chapple. Foreword by Annie Grace - Author of This Naked Mind - Control Alcohol Are you tired of thinking about drinking? Hands up if you believe any of the following about drinking alcohol to be true: I can’t have fun without alcohol. Imagine going to a party without drinking! it makes me feel less anxious or depressed; it helps me sleep; I can’t relax without it; it makes me entertaining to be around; it fits the lifestyle of my boozy friends; I like the taste of alcohol; it’s cool and sophisticated; I’m not confident enough to talk to new people without it; it helps me deal with all the problems life throws my way; it stops me worrying about how much I’m drinking (ironic, I know). If you find yourself nodding at even one of these statements, then I know how you feel. I was a heavy daily drinker for over twenty years, I too used to believe that I couldn’t live without alcohol, and that once I’d had a few drinks I was funny to be around (hilarious in fact). Are you too are tired and fed up with the routine of drinking, and want to make a change and improve your life? Or you may simply be curious about how an alcohol-free life might look for you. Could it be better? Happier? Calmer? More peaceful? Perhaps you’re already on the path to changing your relationship with booze and might have read other ‘sober books’ or taken part in programmes to help you quit. I want you to know you can do the same as me and find complete freedom from alcohol, and that you don’t have to wait for years like I did. Also, I want to reassure you that alcohol addiction is never a person’s fault, and that there’s no need to blame yourself for finding it hard to give up. It honestly isn’t as difficult as you might think, and this book will provide the support, tactics and advice you need as you progress on your sober journey. The Sober Survival Guide is unique in that it is split into two parts. The first is designed to set you up for success and put you in a place where you can find freedom from alcohol if that’s what you want. The first part of the book contains essential information for when you’re in the early stages of controlling your drinking. The second part serves as a handbook as you move forward into an alcohol-free life and is where this book comes into its own. As you read it you’ll see I’ve used my own experiences and those of the people I’ve worked with to help ensure you’re ready for the challenges, fears, and questions that will come up in the years after quitting drinking. You’ll learn how to handle the work Christmas party without a glass of bubbly in hand, the joys of sober holidays, what to do when you stop drinking but your partner won’t, and a whole lot more. With this part you can dip in and out, picking the chapters that address the problems you’re facing that day or week. This unique quit alcohol book also shares my own stories and personal accounts that helped me learn (sometimes the hard way), so as well as providing vital tools and tactics it will also leave you with a smile on your face and provide you with a fun and enjoyable read. Part memoir, part sober guide and 100% alcohol free - The Sober Survival Guide is perfect for anyone looking to free themselves from the grip of alcohol. Simon Chapple is the founder of Be Sober one of the largest online 'quit drinking' communities, he is also a speaker and works as a Certified Alcohol Coach working with This Naked Mind helping people change their relationship with alcohol. He has helped thousands of people quit drinking and has made it his life mission to spread the word about the benefits an alcohol-free life brings. Join Simon and the alcohol freedom revolution on Instagram @besoberandquit or visit to discover more.

Happy Healthy Sober

Author: Janey Lee Grace

Publisher: McNidder & Grace

ISBN: 0857162136

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 2439

Happy Healthy Sober will inspire you to look at your relationship with alcohol and encourage you to ditch the booze to live your best life. Have you woken up at 3 a.m. berating yourself for drinking too much? Have you tried ditching the booze without success? In this book, Janey provides a personal, unique and most importantly fun guide to having a fabulous alcohol free life. She gives you the keys to making sobriety and a healthy lifestyle cool, memorable and tremendously appealing. Happy Healthy Sober is a fantastic resource for an alcohol-free life, Janeys holistic approach allows you to connect to what’s important to your mind, heart, body and soul. The first 30 days of sobriety are the most difficult. This book will help you stay on track.

How to Quit Alcohol in 50 Days

Author: Simon Chapple

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1529357594

Category: Self-Help

Page: 281

View: 3398

'AN INSPIRATIONAL MANIFESTO' - Annie Grace 'SIMON IS FABULOUS - YOU HAVE NOTHING TO LOSE AND EVERYTHING TO GAIN!' - Clare Pooley Do you feel trapped by alcohol? Do you find yourself thinking about drinking too often? Do you put alcohol ahead of the most important things in your life? If so - here's some good news. You can quit drinking, and it's not as difficult as you think. Simon Chapple is a Certified Alcohol Coach who has helped thousands of people change the way that alcohol features in their lives. In How to Quit Drinking in 50 Days he'll give you a structured way to find complete freedom from alcohol - for now, or forever. This 50-day journey to freedom is split into two parts. Days 1-25 will ask you to take an honest look at the impact alcohol has had on your life, to examine the reasons for your drinking, and will arm you with the best strategy for quitting alcohol successfully. Days 26-50 will ask you to make the commitment to taking a break from alcohol - taking each step with one chapter a day, and answering the questions that come up. There are strategies for dealing with challenges and setbacks, and a wealth of resources for finding support and inspiration. Above all, there is a genuine passion for the sober adventure, and the huge rewards of an alcohol-free life - a life of freedom that's waiting for you. *Includes free downloadable workbook and journal* Download the workbook from the John Murray Learning Library website, or the free John Murray Learning app. PREORDERED? VISIT SIMON'S 'BE SOBER' WEBSITE TO CLAIM YOUR PLACE ON AN EXCLUSIVE WORKSHOP

Rock Bottom and Rising

Author: Simon Chapple

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1399804286

Category: Self-Help

Page: 284

View: 7736

Edited and with contributions by Lois Badey 'I have a secret. Secrets can be dangerous. They make tell lies. You can lie to others, but mostly, you lie to yourself...' - Janet Drawing from his 35,000-member strong community, one of the country's most successful sobriety coaches, Simon Chapple brings us real, raw, relatable stories from individuals who've found joy in an alcohol-free life. Powerful, healing, resonant and true, the experiences in this unforgettable book will make a real impact on anyone who is exploring their relationship with alcohol, or who needs support, inspiration, or a reason to go sober. Featuring contributions from some of the most well-known personalities in the Sober Space, sharing their own extraordinary journies, some of these stories are shocking, some are moving, some will make you cringe and others will make you laugh out loud; all are inspiring and powerfully motivating. The hope is that readers will see their own lives reflected in these incredible narratives, and find the courage to take a step forward into a new life. With a full commentary from the author alongside each chapter, to provide an easy understanding of the takeaways from each story, the book will also carry QR codes that link directly to Simon's popular YouTube channel to further help you on your journey to sober joy. Why not invest in THE SOBER JOURNAL - a space for your own reflections, marking your own journey to freedom and joy?

The Accidental Soberista

Author: Kate Gunn

Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd

ISBN: 0717190595

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 4479

Kate Gunn was a social drinker, usually having a few drinks about three nights a week. But she had an inkling that alcohol was holding her back from getting on top of her life, and the hangovers were getting worse. So when Kate's partner had to take a break from alcohol for a month, she decided to dip her toe in the water in solidarity with him and try being a non-drinker too. Not long into her transformational journey, Kate discovered that breaking free from alcohol improved every single aspect of her life: from relationships to health to work to happiness. In The Accidental Soberista, Kate chronicles the challenges and obstacles on the path to giving herself the greatest gift she has ever received - freedom from alcohol. Whether you’re sober-curious or want to remove the final obstacle in the way of your own health and life goals, this could be just the journey for you too.

How to Be a Boss at Ageing

Author: Anniki Sommerville

Publisher: Thread

ISBN: 1800195168

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

View: 6410

'I loved this book. Full of wit and wisdom, Anniki tells it like it is.' Clover Stroud Do you find yourself fighting the urge to go to bed at 8pm? Do you look at your laughter lines and wonder what was ever so funny? Do you listen to the charts and not have a clue who’s singing? Do images of celebrities over forty in swimsuits just make you want to drink more wine? If you answered yes to any of the above, then this is the book for you. Funny, honest, and packed with advice, this is a must-read for any woman experiencing – and not particularly relishing – the effects of ageing. Anniki Sommerville shares her own experiences with those of other women as well as advice from experts – Sali Hughes, Cariad Lloyd, Meg Mathews, Emma Gannon and Dr Karen Gurney among others – to help you navigate this journey including: Demystifying the menopause and how to deal with fluctuating moods and hormones. Breaking the taboo of cosmetic surgery and why we need to start having honest conversations about ageing and beauty. Exploring the reality of fertility treatment and motherhood including what happens when you’re peri-menopausal and parenting small kids. How feeling bad about our bodies can often be a barrier to feeling good about sex and tips on how you can change that. Why ambition is not a dirty word in middle age and how to stop feeling invisible in the workplace. How to deal with grief and losing loved ones as we age. How to be a Boss at Ageing will show you how not to give up when ageing creeps up. It’s time to rip up the rule book on what it means to grow older as a woman and embrace midlife. There’s no need to retire into cardigans and comfy slacks just yet. Read what everyone is saying about How to Be a Boss at Ageing: ‘I LOVED this book…a book I couldn't put down…so refreshingly honest…The language used made the book feel like I was talking to a friend…really helpful and full of useful advice…such a brilliant read!’ NetGalley reviewer ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ‘Laugh-out-loud funny! As a woman in her 40s, I thoroughly enjoyed this book…Spot-on for many of the thoughts & worries & oddities running through my head too…’ NetGalley reviewer ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ‘A laugh out loud look at aging in the modern era…really relatable for any of us in middle age who are exhausted (oh those young kids!) and feel like we have to be everything and do everything at all times…chuckled in more than one place (ok, a lot of places)…’ NetGalley reviewer ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ‘For anyone who feels like they just keep running and getting nowhere (and still gaining weight), this book is your permission to relax...’ NetGalley reviewer ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ‘An amusing guide to the realities of ageing… excellent…’ NetGalley reviewer ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Try Dry

Author: Dry January

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473563526

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 240

View: 885

Try Dry can help you feel happier and healthier in 2022. DID YOU KNOW foregoing our nightly tipple, even just for a few weeks, can lead to a life of: - Deeper sleep - Improved mood - Fresher skin - More energy - Extra cash Try Dry, with its invaluable resources from the experts at Alcohol Change UK, is your ticket to a hangover-free month and more. So what are you waiting for? Go on. Give Dry January a try. **Foreword by Lee Mack**

The Authenticity Project

Author: Clare Pooley

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473568498

Category: Fiction

Page: 335

View: 4873

Now includes an exclusive extract of Clare Pooley's new and brilliantly uplifting novel The People On Platform 5 - available now Treat yourself to the warm, poignant and uplifting Radio 2 Book Club pick, loved by hundreds of thousands of readers... 'The first book which has made me laugh in a long time' 'A charming, funny and uplifting story' 'Full of optimism ... I defy anyone not to pick it up and be both transported and delighted' 'This book helped to lift my spirits' 'Well-written, great characters , a charming tale, and packed with feel-good factor' ------------ Six strangers with one thing in common: their lives aren't always what they make them out to be. What would happen if they told the truth instead? Julian Jessop is tired of hiding the deep loneliness he feels. So he begins The Authenticity Project - a small green notebook containing the truth about his life. Leaving the notebook on a table in his friendly neighbourhood café, Julian never expects Monica, the owner, to track him down after finding it. Or that she'll be inspired to write down her own story. Little do they realise that such small acts of honesty hold the power to impact all those who discover the notebook and change their lives completely. -------------- Praise for The Authenticity Project: 'A warm and endearing tale about truth, friendship and the power of connection' Mike Gayle 'Original, engaging and unforgettable' Sarah Morgan 'A joyous, funny read that leaves you all warm inside' Beth Morrey, Sunday Times bestselling author of Saving Missy