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We thought we should share our ever increasing list of reads, listens and watches that have helped us and educated us along the way. If you have others let us know?

Quit-Lit we have read at Love Sober:

Love Yourself Sober - Kate Baily & Mandy Manners

Love Your Sober Year - Kate Baily & Mandy Manners 
Alcohol Explained 1&2 – William Porter
The Sober Revolution – Lucy Rocca
Rational Recovery – Jack Trimpey
Quit the drink – Jason Vale
In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts – Gabor Maté
The Sober Diaries – Clare Pooley
The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober – Catherine Gray
Blackout – Sarah Hepola
The Sober Stick Figure – Amber Tozer
Drink - Ann Dowsett Johnston
This Naked Mind – Annie Grace
Quit like a Woman – Holly Whitaker 
The Sober Survival Guide – Simon Chapple
Sober Positive – Julia Carson

To read:

The Book of Boundaries: Melissa Urban 
Nothing Good can come from this - Kristi Coulter
We are the Luckiest – Laura McKowen
Drinking a love story - Caroline Knapp
Dry - Augusten Burroughs
Johann Hari - Lost Connections

Science of Happiness:
Happiness by Design – Paul Dolan
The Happiness Hypothesis – Jonathan Haidt
The Science of Happiness Podcast - Greater Good Science Centre
The Science of Happiness edx.org

Other incredible and insightful reads that have informed and inspired us on our personal development journey:

Playing Big – Tara Mohr
Braving the Wilderness - Brené Brown
Resilience - Boris Cyrulnik
The Body keeps the Score – Bessel Van de Kolk
Mad Girl – Bryony Gordon
Untangled – Lisa Damour
The Four Tendencies – Gretchen Rubin
Atomic Habits - James Clear
Overcoming Under Earning - Barbara Stanny

To read:
The Mood Cure - Julia Ross
The Stress Solution - Rangan Chatterjee
Healing Developmental Trauma - Laurence Heller
Waking the Tiger - Peter Levine
Childhood Disrupted - Donna Jackson Nakazawa
Period Power - Maisie Hill
Do Less - Katie Northrup


Jolene Park - Gray Area Drinking
Janey Lee Grace - Sobriety Rocks who knew!
Johann Hari - Everything you think you know about addiction is wrong.
Clare Pooley - Making sober less shameful.

Sobriety Podcasts which have helped us:
The Love Sober Podcast
The Bubble Hour
Edit Podcast
The Unruffled (Mandy Ep 99!)
She Recovers (Kate coming soon!)
Served Up Sober
Obs there are lots out there now ...

Other wellness Podcasts:
Happy Place

Brene Brown's Podcast 
Woman's Hour
On Purpose
Super Soul Conversations
The Rich Roll Podcast
The Robcast
Things I Wish I'd known (Mandy Ep 9!)
Good Life Project
Armchair Expert
Happier with Gretchen Rubin
Radically Loved
Live Awake (Sarah Blondin Meditations)

Rangan Chatterjee - feel Better, Live More 

Other Podcasts we love:
The Guilty Feminist
Adam Buxton
Homo Sapiens
Ctrl Alt Delete
Ways to Change the World

Other distractions:
Red Table Talk (FB) - Netflix - (Dallas got Kate Sober, Downton Abbey got Mandy sober)... Any interior design or gardening challenge programme oooo Monty...One Strange Rock, Kindness Diaries, series... QUEER EYE!

Apps for daily meditation:
Insight Timer
10% Happier

Pema Chodron
Jack Kornfield
Tara Brach
Sarah Blondin
Jon Kabat-Zinn
Sharon Salzberg
Rachael Welford www.welfordwellbeing.com


Nervous system regulation:
Irene Lyon
This is a great soothing breath technique to regulate your nervous system.
Even though this video looks a bit silly, the technique of shaking is very powerful to let your body process the anxious state a lot of us are feeling
Online Yoga: 


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