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Enjoying life alcohol-free

L A U R I E  M C A L L I S T E R


I’m a sobriety advocate, marketing geek, once-upon-a-time yoga-teacher, and writer from the UK.

From 2016-2021, I wrote a public sobriety blog on this website called Girl & Tonic.

Six years ago, I stopped drinking alcohol and it helped me turn my life around. I shared my journey in the hope it would help people feel less alone with their drinking struggles – and to show them it was possible to do the same.

Now it’s time for me to turn inwards, and to take stock before I continue to share my guts on the internet. I’m not going to add to this blog any longer. 2023 Laurie does not necessarily think the same as 2016/2017/2018/2019/2020 or 2021 Laurie, but for now the blogs are here for you to read.

There are so many more amazing sobriety resources now, and I have shared some below for you.

If you want to keep in touch, sign up for my very occasional email.

However you found me, and wherever you want to go – I’m wishing you so much luck on your journey.

Lots of love,

Laurie xxx


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