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Make the Promise to END Distracted Driving #CAAfocus

Four and a half years ago my life changed because of a car accident. I now live with a brain injury and chronic pain/migraines which have touched every aspect of my life. Over the years since the accident I’ve struggled and fought to establish a new “me” and way of life. Thankfully I now have […]

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Isagenix 30 Day Cleansing & Fat Burning System Day 12

It’s been 12 days since I began a 30 Day Weight Loss Cleanse with Isagenix and I’m alive and kicking! On Day 1 I announced here on SoberJulie.com that I was beginning and that this is NOT a sponsored post. This is something I want to do for myself to improve my health and get […]

Be Awesome Linky Party Week 5 #BeAwesomeParty

Happy Monday friends, I hope your day has been fantastic! Once again it’s time for the Be Awesome Linky Party where you can link up your recipes, crafts and DIY projects!   My fellow Be Awesome blogger’s sites: Angie from Echoes of Laughter, Virginia from Fynes Designs, Julie from Sober Julie, Crystal from Sew Creative, Jo-Anna from A Pretty Life in […]

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The BEST Day at Canada’s Wonderland #CWThrills

If you’re heading to Canada’s Wonderland, you’re in for some FUN! This is a HUGE theme park in Vaughan, Ontario which has been thrilling people since the gates opened in 1981. This place is massive, to give you an idea of the magnitude the parking lot is over 3 million square feet with 10,300 parking spaces. […]

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Be Awesome Linky Party Week 4 #BeAwesomeParty

Welcome to the 4th Be Awesome Linky Party, where bloggers come to share their AWESOME recipes, crafts and DIY projects. My fellow Be Awesome blogger’s sites: Angie from Echoes of Laughter, Virginia from Fynes Designs, Julie from Sober Julie, Crystal from Sew Creative, Jo-Anna from A Pretty Life in the Suburbs, Tara from Suburble, from Satori Design for Living and Stacey from This Lil Piglet. We […]

Sobriety & Addiction

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Just Being Sober Isn’t Enough

There is this app on my phone that beeps at me everyday, it's not an annoying notification like most of the alerts I get....this one is something I look forward to. That high-pitched beep is a sobriety indicator, firing me a … [Read More...]

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3 Facebook Messages, Some Profanity, Anonymity and the Stigma of Alcoholism

This morning I sat down to write you a post exposing myself as someone who is still utterly imperfect. I'd stepped over another pile of laundry and after reflecting (and bashing myself internally for letting my housework … [Read More...]

A Man’s Oxycontin Addiction – A Reader’s Story

Sober doesn’t Suck! is a safe place for people to share their stories of being an alcoholic, addict, their addiction and recovery openly and honestly. There is no requirement of sobriety for posting, if you’re concerned … [Read More...]

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30 Non-Alcoholic Drink Recipes – Because I’m 4 Years SOBER!

Today is the day when I celebrate being 4 years SOBER! This journey has been HARD, every day I must acknowledge my desire to drink and defeat it. I've shared with you all so much of my journey; stories about recovery, my … [Read More...]

I Experienced Joy This Morning & This Alcoholic Wanted to Drink

This morning I woke out of a deep sleep to feel the bed beside me being depressed and warm little arms enveloping me. In a not so whispery voice my 10-year-old said "Mama, it's a new day and I just love you." She scooted in … [Read More...]

Food & Drink Recipes

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Cooking Eggs on a Campfire? Eggs in Green Peppers on the Campfire #BBFEggs

If you enjoy camping like we do, you have probably cooked over a campfire a time or two. It doesn't just have to be spider dogs and s'mores, cooking eggs on a campfire is a delicious way to enjoy breakfast. As a Burnbrae … [Read More...]

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Grilled Peaches & A Giveaway #GayLeaFoods

When I ask my friends what they've been grilling lately the answer is usually a meat or a vegetable. This is the norm but what if I told you that grilling fruit is to die for? If you think I'm off my rocker, you're not alone. … [Read More...]

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Day #1 of Isagenix 30 Day Cleanse

It's been 6 months now that I've been more focused upon my health, fitness and yes weight. In January I committed to becoming more fit and healthy by taking control of my eating and exercise. I began going to the gym, it was … [Read More...]

Blueberry Smoothie

Blueberry Smoothie Recipe from My Creative 10 Yr Old Sydney

The kids have been off school for some time now and believe it or not I'm not going crazy! Things have been rather smooth, we've been enjoying our days together and finding fun things to do.  Today Sydney who is 10 spend her … [Read More...]

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13 Fresh Smoothie Recipes

Our days during the summer are not as scheduled as many families. I work from home so my kids are here with me and we plan our activities in the afternoons when I'm done the tasks for the day. We can either be found by the … [Read More...]

Body

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Isagenix 30 Day Cleansing & Fat Burning System Day 12

It's been 12 days since I began a 30 Day Weight Loss Cleanse with Isagenix and I'm alive and kicking! On Day 1 I announced here on SoberJulie.com that I was beginning and that this is NOT a sponsored post. This is something I … [Read More...]

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Day #1 of Isagenix 30 Day Cleanse

It's been 6 months now that I've been more focused upon my health, fitness and yes weight. In January I committed to becoming more fit and healthy by taking control of my eating and exercise. I began going to the gym, it was … [Read More...]

Bikini Worthy Body

Love Your Bikini Worthy Body Dammit!!

Ladies, today I'm speaking to you! I am sick and tired of us berating our bodies and am here today to call out to as you all to just TRY to reprogram your thought patterns. That's what the culprit is, our thoughts. Over time … [Read More...]

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WIN a Samsung Galaxy S5 & Gear Fit from @Telus #FitNHealthy

In January of this year I committed to Getting Healthy & Fit and tryly change my lifestyle to a healthy, active one and I'm now truly into the groove. Last month I talked about how Going to the Gym When You're Out of … [Read More...]

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Going to the Gym When You’re Out of Shape is SCARY #FitNHealthy

Over a year ago I turned 40 and with that birthday came a burning desire to get healthy. Since my car accident in 2010 I've lived with chronic pain, migraines and was packing on the pounds due to my lack of movement. Many … [Read More...]

Faith

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Just Being Sober Isn’t Enough

There is this app on my phone that beeps at me everyday, it’s not an annoying notification like most of the alerts I get….this one is something I look forward to. That high-pitched beep is a sobriety indicator, firing me a daily message to tell me how many days I’m sober.   It also allowed […]

4 years sober

30 Non-Alcoholic Drink Recipes – Because I’m 4 Years SOBER!

Today is the day when I celebrate being 4 years SOBER! This journey has been HARD, every day I must acknowledge my desire to drink and defeat it. I’ve shared with you all so much of my journey; stories about recovery, my family and my faith….all of which have kept me accountable and your comments […]

I Experienced Joy This Morning & This Alcoholic Wanted to Drink

This morning I woke out of a deep sleep to feel the bed beside me being depressed and warm little arms enveloping me. In a not so whispery voice my 10-year-old said “Mama, it’s a new day and I just love you.” She scooted in closer as I raised my arm to pull her into […]

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4 years Sober & Turning 41 – It’s my Birthday Week! #SoberBday

February is a BIG month for me personally, this week I’ll turn 41 and celebrate being 4 years sober! I was born on February 9th and I adore Birthday celebrations so it’s been the month to wait for since I was a little girl. Little Julie was known to have a Birthday countdown going from […]

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God’s Miracle of the Week – What happened when a sober guy came clean

Lately I’ve been saving my deep thoughts from you all. It’s nothing personal, frankly I feel like I’ve been in a bit of a cocoon with my faith and sobriety and am just in here learning and waiting to share when I can wrap my head around the amazing things God does every day. Sometimes […]

Current Reviews & Giveaways

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Grilled Peaches & A Giveaway #GayLeaFoods

When I ask my friends what they've been grilling lately the answer is usually a meat or a vegetable. This is the norm but what if I told you that grilling fruit is to die for? If you think I'm off my rocker, you're not alone. … [Read More...]

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In Love with Hoover Floormate Deluxe – Enter to WIN One

The day we removed the dusty rose carpet in this fixer-upper was a day of celebration for me. That carpet must have been laid in the '80s and this girl was READY to pull our decor into the 2000s. For weeks I walked through … [Read More...]

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Peanut Butter Cheerios Special Edition – Giveaway & a Coupon

If you love peanut butter as much as my family does, you'll be jazzed about the news I'm sharing. There is a new cereal out there just for us...Special Edition Peanut Butter Cheerios are now on grocery store shelves and let … [Read More...]

AirWick Canadian Parks Series

AirWick Launches Canadian Park Series – WIN Tickets to Canada’s Wonderland & AirWick Products

Summer had arrived and so many of us Canadians are heading outdoors to enjoy celebrations. We're heading out with family and friends, often to National parks to experience the sights, sounds and smells of our time together. … [Read More...]

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Bring the Family to Bingemans Park This Summer – 4 Pass Giveaway

As a girl my family didn't really travel to theme parks much, simply because my Dad played cricket every weekend so we were already booked. I can recall begging to go do something else, to be like other families who went to … [Read More...]

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