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Long Term Effects of Binge Drinking

So maybe you don’t drink every day, but when you do drink you rarely stop at just 1 or 2…in fact often it turns into a bottle or 2 of wine, or a six-pack or so of beer and then waking up the next morning not remembering how you got to bed. If you’ve been concerned about your drinking you probably already know that regular excessive drinking can lead to diabetes, liver and heart disease, cancer, stroke, and more.  But what if you aren’t a daily drinker – maybe only on the weekends, but binge when you do drink? Well [...]

Reality Check – How well are you REALLY doing?

Let me ask you something. When you picture the ideal image of YOU, living your ideal life, how often do you picture yourself drinking? How close to that amount are you drinking now? If you are drinking a whole lot more than you picture the ideal you drinking, then what are you waiting for? Why not go ahead and make the commitment to drinking that much (or little) now? I recently had that same reality check myself. Sure, I drink moderately and have for many years, but I was still drinking more often than I pictured myself drinking “in the [...]

Letting Go and Surrendering

There’s a saying in AA – just “Let Go and Let God.” Essentially it means to let go of that vice-grip of control – on whatever issue you find yourself obsessed over or stressed about – and just let whatever higher power you believe in take over. Whether that be God, the Universe, or your subconscious brain, let go of the need to control or force your will or thoughts. Of course, there are those people out there that will abuse that concept and do absolutely nothing toward making progress on the life-changing goals or fixing problems. But for someone [...]

More Ways to Curb Binge Drinking

Last week I blogged about the positive rewards of having extended periods of time without drinking alcohol.  It was a great reminder for anyone that may have been stuck in a rut of daily drinking and needing to find motivation to go a few days without alcohol (read it again here if you'd like).  However, what if you've been experiencing an extended period without drinking due to a set goal you've created to go X number of days without alcohol, or maybe you gave it up for Lent, or are trying to do the Moderation Management 30 day challenge to prove [...]

10 Top Reasons to Go Extended Periods without Drinking Alcohol

(Click here to Download PDF): 10 Reasons for Extended Periods without Drinking                                

Cultivating the Confidence and Discipline that Lead to Control of Drinking and Bad Habits

I recently read a blog on confidence and self-discipline on the website pickthebrain.com. It’s called “How to Build Self-Discipline” - check it out if you’d like).  The blog is about 7 years old, but just like any timeless wisdom, it has important points for today and especially they relates to controlling drinking and bad habits. I know it’s easy to get stuck in a rut, or caught up in a funk because of situations that just don’t seem to improve. It’s tempting to either feel like a victim and that life just isn’t being fair (which ultimately results in you giving [...]

Don’t Let Others Push Your Buttons (or Drive You to Drink)

I routinely encourage people to take a Life Inventory and determine areas of their life that may need improving or may be triggering drinking. Then the next step is to create goals in those areas that need improving and develop action plans to accomplish those goals – and a HUGE part of designing that plan is to identify obstacles that interfere with taking action and accomplishing goals including external and INTERNAL obstacles. Internal obstacles are things about YOU or that YOU do that get in the way – such as procrastination, people-pleasing, or giving away your power and letting people [...]

Moderate Drinking as a Form of Self-Love

Do you ever ask yourself why you want to be able to drink moderately instead of abstain altogether? Sure, at first we’d probably say that it’s because we enjoy wine with food, or an ice-cold beer on the back deck, or perhaps being able to drink our favorite mixed drink with friends. But at a deeper level, we really want to be able to drink moderately because we want to be “normal” – we don’t want to be “weak” or have anything “wrong” with us.  Unfortunately, thinking that there might be something wrong with us is what has led to [...]

Stop Judging Yourself Because of A Bad Habit or Addiction

It seems to be human nature to focus on the negative - especially about ourselves. I really don't know why but a person can give you 100 compliments and one criticism, and what you'll remember or obsess over is the criticism. We do it with our own self-talk as well. If something about us is less than positive or perfect, that's what we seem to focus on and DISTORT. And if you have a "bad habit" or addiction that you turn to in order to escape or cope or feel good, you're probably judging yourself HARSHLY about that - if [...]

Finding Your Inner Warrior – The Strength to Persevere

Sometimes we find our commitment to goals or resolutions wavering. Sometimes it’s simply because we aren’t seeing enough progress quickly enough, or because we get bored with the process or program we are trying to follow. What we have to remember is the ultimate result that we are striving toward and how incredible we will feel when we get there. You have to begin to find pleasure in digging deep and finding your own inner warrior and drive to persevere. It begins by wanting to accomplish something or master something badly enough. It starts with your own desire to have [...]