Nothing better than reading about how someone else did what they did.
Some things will resonate with you, others won’t.
Take what fits and disregard what doesn’t.

We will fall and we will fail, we need to learn how to get up and try again.

Books, Films, YouTube and Apps to browse.

Happy reading.


Alcohol Related
Mrs D Is Going Without – Lotta Dann
Mrs D Is Going Within – Lotta Dann
Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget – Sarah Hepola
Kick The Drink…Easily – Jason Vale
The Easy Way For Women To Stop Drinking – Allen Car

The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober – Catherine Gray

Depression Related
The Mindful Way Through Depression – Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness – Mark Williams, John Teasdale, Zindel Segal, Jon Kabat-Zinn

Lifestyle Related
Atomic Habits – James Clear
The Untethered Soul – the journey beyond self – Michael A. Singer
Will I Ever Be Good Enough? Healing Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers – Karyl McBride Phd.
Running on Empty: Overcome Your Childhood Emotional Neglect – Jonice Webb Phd. with Christine Musello PsyD.
Essays – Michel de Montaigne
Meditations – Marcus Aurelius
The Artist’s Way – Julia Cameron

Rising Strong – Brené Brown
Daring Greatly – Brené Brown
The Gift of Imperfection – Brené Brown
There’s a Spiritual Solution to Every Problem – Dr Wayne Dyer
The Road Less Travelled – M. Scott Peck
Daily Rituals – Mason Currey
Mini Habits – Stephen Guise
Mindfulness – Mark Williams & Danny Penman
Art of Living: The Classical Manual on Virtue, Happiness, and Effectiveness – Epictetus
Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway – Susan Jeffers Phd.
Happy – Why more or less everything is absolutely fine – Derren Brown
Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike – Phil Knight
Tools of Titans: The tactics, routines, and habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers – Tim Ferriss
Come as You Are: The Surprising New Science that Will Transform Your Sex Life – Emily Nagoski Phd.
When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing – Daniel H. Pink
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking – Susan Cain
The Secret – Rhonda Byrne
The Four Agreements –
Don Miguel Ruiz


Life: Keith Richards & James Fox
This Naked Mind – Annie Grace
A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles – Marianne Williamson
Drinking: A Love Story – Caroline Knapp
Diary of an Alcoholic Wife – Brenda Wilhelmson
Scar Tissue – Anthony Kiedis
The Little Book of Big Change: The No Will-Power Approach to Breaking Any Habit – Amy Johnson & Mark Howard
Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief – Jordan B. Peterson
Drink: The Intimate Relationship Between Women and Alcohol – Ann Dowsett Johnson
Dry – Augustin Burroughs
Tired of Thinking About Drinking – Belle Robertson
Unwasted: My Lush Sobriety – Sasha Z Scoblic
Girl Walks Out of a Bar: A Memoir – Lisa F. Smith
Glass Half-Full: A Positive Journey to Living Alcohol-Free – Lucy Rocca
The Sober Diaries – Clare Pooley
Nothing Good Can Come from This – Kristi Coulter
Chasing the Scream – Johann Hari
A Piece of Cake – Cupcake Brown
A Sober Year: Daily Musings on an Alcohol-Free Life- Meredith Bell
Clapton: The Autbiography – Eric Clapton
Recovery: Freedom from Our Addictions – Russell Brand
Daily Reflections: A Book of Reflections by A.A. Members for A.A. Members
In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close encounters with addiction
Gabor Maté
Grit The Power of Passion and Perseverance – Angela Duckworth
Drinking: A Love Story – Caroline Knapp
Night of The Gunn – David Carr
The Dance of Connection – Harriet Lerner
The Places That Scare You – Pema Chodron
The Book of Forgiving: Tje Fourfold Path for Healing Ourselves and Our World – Archbishop Desmond Tutu & the Reverend Mpho Tutu


101 Tokens – Becoming a smarter drinker
Out of Milk – Grocery Shopping List
Habitica, formerly HabitRPG – Gamify your goal


Film Title (Year) Rotten Tomatoes Score

The Lost Weekend (1945) 100%
Days of Wine and Roses (1962) 100%
Barfly (1987) 74%
Drunks (1995) 57%
Leaving Las Vegas (1995) 90%
28 Days (2000) 32%
Factotum (2005) 76%
Walk The Line (2005) 83%
The Rum Diary (2011) 54%
The Master (2012) 84%
Smashed (2012) 83%


Ann Dowsett Johnson
Dr Gabor Maté
Kevin O’Hara
Johann Hari
Craig Ferguson
Elizabeth Vargas
Susan David
Russell Brand
Mel Robbins – How To Stop Screwing Yourself Over
Things Not To Say To Someone Who Doesn’t Drink

Ann Dowsett Johnson
Dr Gabor Maté
Kevin O’Hara
Johann Hari
Craig Ferguson
Elizabeth Vargas
Susan David
Russell Brand
Mel Robbins – How To Stop Screwing Yourself Over
Things Not To Say To Someone Who Doesn’t Drink



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