Love Being Alcohol Free

Love Being Alcohol Free

Making the change to being alcohol free is truly wonderful! We know - we've done it! Through this

07/02/2023

Have you ever felt like this?

04/10/2022
28/01/2022

I have better use for my brain than to poison it with alcohol. To put alcohol in the human brain is like putting sand in the bearings of an engine - Thomas Edison

13/10/2021

Hello! 👋
Friend Tom Douglas was in contact today, wanting to share this special message he has prepared :-) We thought you might appreciate it. Anyone who has had to explain why they don't drink will likely chuckle!!
Whether you're doing without this October, or doing without (but not missing out) for good, Go Well

19/07/2021

Learn how to be a calmer and more relaxed version of yourself - join the Chill Pill Challenge - starts in one week! https://www.tonymatthews.com.au/chillpillchallenge/

Learn how to be a calmer and more relaxed version of yourself - join the Chill Pill Challenge - starts in one day! https://www.tonymatthews.com.au/chillpillchallenge/

18/07/2021

This is an amazing quote that shows how a simple act such as lying to ourselves can lead to a downward spiral into impulse and addiction...

Booze Free Apparel 06/07/2021

How much fun is this? [Q: Would you wear this attire?]
The sister of the fellow who started this business contacted me to ask if I'd share on our social pages... how could I not??!! Very cool!!
https://www.boozefreeapparel.com/

Booze Free Apparel Wearable design to empower your alcohol free lifestyle.

16/06/2021

Any Frazzled Female Entrepreneurs/Business Owners Here? 😊
(As well as helping people on their Alcohol Free journey...

Overcoming Anxiety to improve Self-Esteem - Women Living Well After 50 02/06/2021

Ladies! If you want a really good Podcast to follow, I can highly recommend Sue Loncaric's Podcast. Sue interviews such amazing and down to earth women - OH LOOK! There's me - Sonya! 😉 I was delighted to be a Guest and the Episode has been recently released. Called "Overcoming Anxiety to Live Well & to Love Being You", you can listen by clicking on the link below: https://www.womenlivingwellafter50.com.au/overcoming-anxiety-to-improve-self-esteem/
Sue's Podcast is called "Conversations With Women Living Well After 50". Find it where all good Podcasts are found ❤️

Overcoming Anxiety to improve Self-Esteem - Women Living Well After 50 Overcoming Anxiety to improve Self-Esteem is the topic for this episode of the Women Living Well After 50 Podcast. My guest is Sonya Matthews

23/05/2021
27/04/2021

I just found out that a vacant store in a local small shopping centre is about to be tenanted to a liquor store.... "the community has spoken" (as to what store they wanted there) were the words a neighbouring shop owner used when they told me about it.
I'm feeling very sad about that, really. However, for selfish reasons I'm happy that it didn't happen 5+ years ago... when it would undoubtedly have resulted in me drinking more.
The nearest 'bottle shop' to our community is currently a 10min or so drive. This will be 2mins away for most. "Will I? Won't I?" - it's almost a 'no-brainer', isn't it?
My thoughts go to those who will be adversely affected by the store's arrival. Those struggling to manage their drinking... the partners and families of those who behave unkindly when they've been drinking...
I wonder if you think I'm being melodramatic?
Perhaps there will be no negative effect for the 'bulk' of the population. But for those who it does affect adversely, it's pretty miserable. Is there an equivalent scenario, I wonder? Something else totally legal, that's considered 'okay', but at the same time so totally ... harmful. I mean, life-long harmful in some cases... I'm trying to put my thoughts into perspective. All perspectives welcome! Sonya xo

24/04/2021

We get an immediate benefit after quitting alcohol, but some things take a while longer to realise the full benefit - it is worth it!! Keep going 😁

Our Cause - Wine to Water 22/04/2021

Oh what pain this causes me 😂
So awful and so lovely at the same time - check this out:
https://www.littleripples.co/pages/cause

Our Cause - Wine to Water WATER CRISIS Water is the most important element of life. Many people around the world do not have access to clean water. Unfortunately, this can have devastating effects, including disease, disruption of education and even death. WATER CRISIS Water is the most important element of life. Many people...

17/03/2021

Great news!

Why Love Being Alcohol Free?

Hi and Welcome to Love Being Alcohol Free!

Tony and Sonya are our names, and we are the people behind the help to stop drinking information and online resources and programs offered here and on our website.

We have written and prepared this material in response to these major observations in our lives with regard to our personal relationships with alcohol:

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