Read my contribution in Janey Lee Grace’s new book, Happy Healthy Sober
I’m so thrilled to have been asked to contribute a section to Janey’s new and timely book Happy Healthy Sober – Ditch the Booze and Take control of your life. This upbeat, positive and informative book will inspire you to look at your relationship with alcohol and encourage you to ditch the booze to live your best life.
Janey (tv and radio presenter and wellbeing expert) explains the power of choosing to be free from alcohol. Janey ditched the booze herself 3 years ago, hosts the podcast Alcohol Free Life, gave a TEDx talk Sobriety Rocks – Who Knew! and runs The Sober Club, so speaks from a place of experience and empathy.
With a foreword by Denise Welch who had her own battle with depression and alcohol, this book will resonate with people who are not at rock bottom, but want to be as healthy and happy as possible, they just don’t realise they were grey area drinkers and that life is so much better without the booze!
Janey asks the questions: Have you woken up at 3 a.m. berating yourself for drinking too much? Have you tried ditching the booze without success?
The first 30 days of sobriety are the most difficult. This book will help you stay on track. Janey clearly explains the power of choosing to be free from alcohol, speaking from the heart with insight and experience. She hosts the podcast Alcohol Free Life, gave a TEDx talk Sobriety Rocks – Who Knew! and runs The Sober Club
Much of Janey’s life and career has been with the mission of improving people’s health; explaining and demonstrating how, simply by making the right choices, sometimes hidden from us by the rip rig and panic of 21st century life, we get the chance to change the trajectory of our life’s path.
For many people, quitting the alcohol habit is the missing piece of their holistic health jigsaw and could be a new chapter in their path to being happy, healthy and sober. For example, the thirty day challenge supports the reader through the initial phase of sobriety, followed by extensive tips on all aspects of holistic wellbeing, from nutrition, fitness, mindset, spirituality and self-care. There are tips from Sober Club members too and a host of experts who have contributed sections, including my section exploring the positive physical and psycho-emotional benefits of essential oils!
Ditching the booze or not, this book offers invaluable insight and support that can be used to aid navigation through these very unusual times – for example, substitute the word ‘booze’ for any ‘addiction’, or self-comforting or compensatory habit, or simply absorb the words of wisdom and advice of a fellow ‘traveller’ finding her path through the ‘up’s’ and ‘downs’ of life.