There will be people reading this whose response to this question is, “No – I enjoy drinking and I know it’s not a problem in my life.” To you I say, congratulations, go forth and enjoy a drink or two for me!
About Corrine Barraclough
Corrine Barraclough is a freelance writer who worked on magazines and newspapers in London, New York and Sydney before going freelance. She was meant to visit the Gold Coast for six months - and is still here four years later. Having had zero work/life balance for many years, she prioritises happiness over stress and adores the GC lifestyle. Having hung up her drinking boots three years, she loves yoga, meditation, beach walks, coffee, and lives a quiet life with her little old rescue dog Baylee.
Entries by Corrine Barraclough
Someone asked me over the weekend why I don’t drink anymore. It feels like a different lifetime when I was a hard-partying social butterfly. Now I can honestly say that I don’t drink anymore because every area of my life has improved without it. I’m happier, healthier and have earned my own trust back. Finally, […]
As I walked my dog down the beach path early this morning I had a moment. I looked at the sky, the trees, two lorikeets flew past and I smiled. My life is very different now compared to the dark days that nearly ended it. A large part of my newfound contentment in recovery is […]
I tried a variety of different classes before really finding what worked for me. Some classes are more strenuous and challenging, which will give your mind plenty to focus on rather than worrying about your to-do list. But there are plenty of less strenuous, more relaxing practices too.
From the moment you wake up you have a choice: you can either be on your own team or not. You can choose to feel overwhelmingly let down by the world – that’s easy. Switch on the news and you’ll be bombarded with a constant stream of human beings treating each other poorly. Sadly, we […]
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