websites

For an alcohol-free life

I first heard about this wonderful website from one of Janey Lee Grace’s podcast, with the owner – a very friendly (we’ve had email contact) man called Tom. They are the UK’s first dedicated alcohol free trade store, and they have a fantastic range of products. I don’t really miss living in the UK, but on this occasion I do: https://wisebartender.co.uk

Here’s another UK website I found that includes vegan-friendly alcohol-free drinks: https://www.thevegankindsupermarket.com/collections/non-alcoholic plus

For a better life

https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/ This links to an online magazine published by the Greater Good Science Centre at UC Berkeley. It has a wealth of information on education, mind and body, family relationships, parenting and the workplace. I’ve only scratched the surface!

Then, for exercises and activities: https://ggia.berkeley.edu/ (thanks to the girls at Love Sober for these two links).

I’ve just discovered this: https://www.thetemper.com/. It’s an online publication that explores life through the lens of sobriety, addiction and recovery. Read stories on becoming alcohol free and staying alcohol free. Created by Holly Whitaker, formerly of Hip Sobriety.

This is a quote from one of their articles (Why I’m calling BS on Those Pro-Alcohol Studies, by Irina Gonzalez https://www.thetemper.com/fake-pro-alcohol-studies/):

To me, at the end of the day, it feels like a society that is desperate to justify their dependence on a dangerous, life-threatening drug.

For a pain-free life

https://www.tmswiki.org/w/index.php?page=The_Tension_Myositis_Syndrome_Wiki

Natural Living

Ever thought of using natural shampoo bars instead of the nasty chemicals we’re used to? Here’s a comprehensive guide for how to transition: https://www.peacewiththewild.co.uk/the-ultimate-guide-to-natural-shampoo/

and another: https://www.cosycottagesoap.co.uk/blogs/news/top-tips-for-making-the-switch-to-shampoo-bars. And last one! (this is as much for me as it is for you!): https://thoroughlymoderngrandma.com/zero-waste-haircare-all-you-need-to-know-about-using-a-shampoo-bar/