We who have decided to live a sober lifestyle might feel left out in a culture that promotes binge drinking. After all, they are all drinking and having so much fun or so we may think.
The media loves to sell us stuff. More than anything they love to self us an image they assume you want to be.
You will notice the bright, hip, all-put-together mom sipping wine at every event. She’s successful, has the money, looks, body, the 2.5 kids and all the friends, but most of all she’s confident and looks happy.
We all want to be her.
But does she really have to have that glass of wine with every dam event or every dam scene on TV?
I really wish they would stop promoting drinking on television, but I guess that would not make money for the big Alcohol giants.
I really wish they would stop telling women after a break-up that wine or Vodka will “fix it” because it doesn’t.
I really wish that people would stop saying they drink “to take the edge off” because drinking does not help with anxiety or stress. In fact, it will only make it worse.
Being sober in a culture that is drunk, makes you see things differently.
What I need to see is more SOBER role models showing up and speaking out. We need these women more now than ever. So instead of worshiping or wishing I was someone else on TV and grabbing that martini, I am going to search for the women who promote being sober and who are cool as F*uck.
Here are some women that I have been able to find and love the stories they share about their sobriety. These women ROCK !!!!!
I have linked the articles that share their stories.
23 years sober
Brene Brown choose to live a sober life to get more out of life. Brene is a famous author and if you haven’t read her books yet, I highly suggest you do. Read more
Africa Brooke is a globally recognized mindset coach, business consultant, podcaster, and speaker who specializes in helping people overcome what is commonly known as self-sabotage. Read more.
HOLLY WHITAKER 8 YRS SOBER
If you look at the side of my blog page you would see I have a link to Holly’s book.
Even if you are a casual drinker, think you don’t have an issue with drinking you should still read her book, It is more than a book about quitting drinking and becoming sober.
Her book is packed with so much well-needed information for women of all ages. I loved that she swears and tells it like it is because I am fed of everyone selling me a lie and telling me who I am supposed to be. The message about just being myself is the most valuable lesson I got from her book.
Another thing I should mention is if you are going to try on the sober hat, maybe quit drinking once and for all. You need content from women, not men.
Men’s drinking issues might come close but they are not us and there is no way they can understand the pressure we face on a daily basis.
The actress entered rehab in 2008 and has been sober ever since. She opens about substance abuse addiction in her Interview cover story that followed that same year.
“I was killing myself with all the drinking and pills,” she writes. The star got sober in November 2017 and hasn’t had a drink since. “Giving up the alcohol was easy,” she says. “I was mad at that bottle. At how it allowed me to stay complacent and numb.”Therapy, she says, was the hard part. As she writes, “With work, I allowed myself to feel the traumas I’d been through.” Read more
SOBER SINCE 1987
Kristian Davis is well known for her role as Charlotte in Sex in the City. She’s appeared in many movies and TV shows.
I had no idea Kristian Davis struggled with addiction. Love her inspiring story of becoming sober and how it has changed her carrer.
JAMIE LEE CURTIS
“I was just terrified that someone in the recovery community was going to betray my trust. But it is my experience that that doesn’t really happen and that my fear was unfounded.” Jamie Lee Curtis Read more.
LIVING SOBER DIARIES : WK 6
Personaly I am okay this week, just okay and that’s because I came down with a flew and some people in my personal life instiit on pissing me the F*CK off. Did I feel the need to drink this week to “Take the Edge off” as they would say. YES I did, not beucase I was pissed or angry, but I think it has more to do with me thinking I am not good enough for the lifestyle I have been embracing.
I have money and can order my booze and get it deliverd if I want to, but when I stop and think about it for a a good minute. The hangover is not worth it for me anymore.
Being totaly free from any kind of numbing agent is a bit scary, becase I am not even turning to junk food. I am just sitting there with me and relaizing, I have to have alot more honest conversaton with my self and change the naritive I have going on. I AM at the end of the day my biggest influencer.
Hope you have a great week ahead. Stay stong, know that you can do this. Know that you have the ability to do what you set your heart and mind to, the Universe won’t let you down.
“You Got This”
What challenges did you face this past week ?.