*Book recommendation* Aside making it outside for parkrun, I did little but devour this book during a recent weekend. In addition to alcohol, the author discusses how smartphones, drugs and sugar consumption are impacting society. A very compelling read and only 300ish pages long. My favourite part (which really resonated) was: “I keep trying to work out when my drinking…

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Just ran your your first 10k? Congratulations! You might be ready for your next challenge… If you can run comfortably for an hour then you should find a half marathon a great test of your stamina. Enduring over 21k of running can feel intimidating but over the next few weeks I’m going to post a series of tips that helped…

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A very overdue post but this relates to the Mindful Drinking Festival that was organised by Club Soda in January this year. I hadn’t attended 2018’s summer festival, but January’s turned out to be quite spectacular. Spread over two days and hosted in London at the Truman Brewery, the event encompassed a series of talks, interactive events and tastings of…

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With over a decade of ever-increasing alcohol consumption behind me, I hesitantly read The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober (buy here), following a bender (that I barely remembered) on my 26th birthday. My drinking career was at its peak and my mind had begun to grapple with the idea that maybe reaching for the Rioja for every celebration/occasion/commiseration had ceased…

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