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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