On six years of sobriety: living moment by moment with the dark, bottomless thirst for oblivion

I sit opposite my dining companion, me with my glass of water, she with her single glass of wine. I enjoy the company, I enjoy the meal, I enjoy my water; however, the whole time – sometimes more strongly, sometimes less, but always – there is this thought in the back of my mind. WhyContinue reading “On six years of sobriety: living moment by moment with the dark, bottomless thirst for oblivion”

A ‘basic’ yoga posture that’s anything but (and why you should listen to your body rather than your teacher)

For all we know, the guy in this photograph is pictured at the very moment of enlightenment, uniting with the wider cosmos via his body. So it goes without saying that there is nothing wrong with what he is doing. It should be noted, though, that his spine is curved back and to the sideContinue reading “A ‘basic’ yoga posture that’s anything but (and why you should listen to your body rather than your teacher)”

Reverse-engineering the urge to get drunk: an interview with This Naked Mind’s Annie Grace

I’m supremely grateful to be nearly six years sober now; truly feels like I’ve been given the opportunity to have a second crack at my life, having come this close to screwing it all up. I started the process of recovery in Alcoholics Anonymous and will always have a place for it in my heart,Continue reading “Reverse-engineering the urge to get drunk: an interview with This Naked Mind’s Annie Grace”

Functional foot yoga that anyone can do (and so much better for you than Instagram-friendly contortionism)

Here’s a tasty little movement practice that you can incorporate into a yoga or Pilates session, or simply use as a standalone practice even you’ve never done, or plan to do, a single moment of yoga or Pilates. It’ll bring you a lot more functional benefit – ie, helps you in your everyday life –Continue reading “Functional foot yoga that anyone can do (and so much better for you than Instagram-friendly contortionism)”