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The light at the end of the alcohol fast tunnel

I have seen and soaked in the light at the end of the tunnel!   My husband and I went alcohol-free for 71 straight days. It started on January 1st and ended on March 13th. That’s the Friday before Saint Patrick’s day – if you’re wondering about the random number. It is our fourth year doing this fast together. You can read about why we do this annual challenge here. This year’s fast coincided with … Read More

How to deal with your non-drinking friend

Do you have a friend who is fasting from alcohol? Are you staring at her like she has two heads? Have you ended your friendship with her? I hope not. The reactions to my 73-day alcohol fast range from a congratulatory hug to visible recoil. More noticeably, I find that it makes people think about their own relationship with alcohol. I get it. Drinking has a huge social component to it and it is a good social … Read More

Alcohol-free? Are you crazy?

It’s that time of year when I am overcome with guilt on everything I imbibed on over the holidays. There are no regrets mind you… but my body has stopped speaking to me. And this happens year after year after year. Another thing my husband and I do year after year after year is go on an alcohol-fast (because a couple who fasts together stays together? Not sure about that one – it gets dicey at … Read More