The 1000 Days Sober Blog

Blog Posts From 1000 Days Sober


I have never baked a cake. Baking a cake = hard work. I don’t eat cake these ...

Mar 02, 2021

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In It

Laurie is a 1000 Days Sober coach.I remember she once posted this in the forum. "Here in thi...

Mar 01, 2021

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Another fantastic poem by Rupi Kaur in her collection The Sun and Her Flowers."This place mak...

Feb 05, 2021

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Connor has a hole in his heart.    It hasn’t stopped him turning into a c...

Feb 04, 2021

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My sweaty back itches against the roughed up wood of the garage door. The sun is tickling m...

Feb 03, 2021

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As I listen to Walk Like an Egyptian by The Bangles, I crack my knuckles, romanticise about...

Feb 02, 2021

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The Lock-Up

  I have ‘stuff’ in a lock-up in Cardiff. It could go the way of Notre Dame...

Jan 11, 2021

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The Leaky Tap

I heard the sound of running water gushing from the tap behind me.   I shook my...

Jan 11, 2021

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Not Skid Row

The day I led Jude through Skid Row was not an auspicious moment. I heard his mother screaming ...

Jan 11, 2021

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The Toothbrush

      How could I forget to brush my teeth? I'm 45. I think? Maybe that...

Jan 06, 2021

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  There’s an air of desperation when it comes to mulling over a period before tak...

Jan 02, 2021

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Traffic Lights

  A woman with three children stands at the edge of the kerb. The light is red. For a s...

Dec 21, 2020

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The Arena

  “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man s...

Dec 12, 2020

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There's a scene in the 'Queen's Gambit,' where Beth and her stepmother, Alma, are in a hotel ro...

Dec 02, 2020

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Without awareness, there is no free choice

I played football on Sunday mornings and then went to the pub to drink all day, before stumblin...

Oct 13, 2020

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The STRIVE Method: Failure Over the next few months, you will receive a series of articles sha...

Oct 12, 2020

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Harry The Hummingbird

The STRIVE Method: Harry The Hummingbird Over the next few months, you will receive a series o...

Oct 06, 2020

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I planned to spend time with my cousin on Friday night; then on Saturday, he would drive me into ...

Sep 24, 2020

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  Game of Thrones fans will remember Ser Jorah Mormont picking up a greyscale infection...

Sep 09, 2020

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A Resistance Reversal

The universe is vast, and somewhere, deep inside, you’ll find a Dry Martini with a Tw...

Sep 03, 2020

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Alcoholism is an Invisible, Violent and Dominant Belief System

    In 1946, E. M. Jellinik, the man credited with naming Alcoholism as a disease, ...

Sep 02, 2020

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The Suffering Choice

  Two people, working for the same company, lose their job on the same day. It’s an u...

Aug 15, 2020

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The Bell and the Blackbird

I’m on the phone to Jude telling him that my life is shifting in ways that I can’t ...

Aug 12, 2020

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Finishing Things

  Neil Gaiman’s Masterclass on creative writing is brilliant, and one of the thin...

Jul 27, 2020

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Learn to Value Yourself

  "Let alcohol in, and often, procrastination follows. If you want to shut the door, then l...

Jul 22, 2020

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The Fire

I sit on the tube imagining a bomb exploding. Reaper-like flames claw at my Zia. A fingerna...

Jul 16, 2020

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Sugar-Free Poison

I’m in the lift in the ARIA Resort in Las Vegas.    Two guys join me, both dr...

Jul 13, 2020

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Nickel The Pig

  Nickel is a ceramic pig. Zia dropped him a few times (not the smartest gift for a 3-ye...

Jul 13, 2020

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I get it.   Lowering your expectations is a cracking way to mitigate the failure fall.&n...

Jul 07, 2020

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The Gods

  I used to love visiting restaurants. Today, it's excruciating. I catch myself forcing my ...

Jul 06, 2020

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Something has clicked.  It's clicked before.  It will click again.  While it's ...

Jul 06, 2020

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The Only Way Out is Through

After a bike ride that’s taken him less than four hours to travel 50-miles, Tony wonder...

Jul 18, 2019

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