My Not So Secret Diary

Maybe we're all a little bit like disco balls?

Disco BallWhat a beautiful way of looking at life. Here’s to the rest of you disco balls. We rock!


coachReposted from IPHM - We would like to introduce you to IPHM accredited therapist Claire Hatwell is a Senior Sober Coach with @beesober.cicAs a sober coach, I’m here to help you unlock your potential and succeed in your sober journey. I won’t tell you what to do, but I’ll help you work out the best way forward. My sessions are client led, and flexible. I’m not saying it’s going to be easy, but I’ll be there to listen when things are hard, and I promise one thing; I don’t judge! I understand that what’s right for one person, might not be for another.I’ve been sober since 8th September 2016. It was one of the scariest things I’ve ever done, but also the most rewarding. I suppose I’m saying I understand how you may be feeling because I’ve been there. It took me three proper attempts to succeed at getting sober, and now I’m here, living this life, there’s no way I’d go back! I’m the Bee Sober Ambassador for Cornwall which is fantastic! I love being a part of one of the greatest sober communities I’ve found. I also have DBS clearance, public liability insurance and am a member of IPHM.You don’t have to do this alone!Alongside a BA (Hons) in Childhood and Youth Studies, Claire has training in many holistic therapies, and decided to add Sober Coaching to her skill set. Having worked for many years with children at risk, she has experience working with a wide variety of children and their families."

Sober Inspiration

BooksThe week between Christmas and New Year can be a funny old time, especially at the moment, with the prospect of another set of Covid restrictions hanging over our heads. When we can't control what's going on in the world, we need to do what we can to help ourselves, and for me, that means maintaining my sobriety. Sometimes it feels like we're swimming against the tide, but in reality, we're the strong ones. Both my books are out now. The first is the story of my journey, while the second is a guide, so if you're embarking on a sober journey, or perhaps sober curious, this might be the place to start your new year. Just remember, every sober journey starts with just a moment. It all adds up.Take care of yourselves,Claire x