It’s gone pretty quiet here on UnPickled Blog and The Bubble Hour podcast as I’ve been busy behind the scenes preparing Season 10 of the podcast and finishing my latest book. The new book is out now and I’m so excited to share it with all of you.

A few years back I wrote a post about the stages of change: precontemplation, contemplation, preparation, action, and maintenence. Most of us spend a looooong time thinking about quitting before we take the leap and quit for good. What if that time frame was used to plant seeds for future success?

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UnPickled Prepare to be Alcohol-Free: Tips and Insights to Ease the Transition helps those who are in the contemplation and preparation stages develop strategies, awareness and tools in advance. The book is also helpful for anyone who is trying to quit but constantly stumbling. There’s nothing else like this resource – we are onto something here, my friends!

Giving up alcohol is simple, but it’s not easy. Unexpected challenges can blindside you. Be prepared! UnPickled Prepare to be Alcohol-Free equips you for the changes ahead, making it easier to become a non-drinker. Learn common pitfalls and strategies to navigate problems you might encounter. Set yourself up for success with practical, preventative ways to adjust your home environment, handle awkward social situations, build new patterns, and manage triggers.

Reading UnPickled Prepare to be Alcohol-Free is useful for friends and family of people in recovery, as an eye-opener to the many unexpected challenges that newly sober people encounter.

bonus:

scroll to the bottom of this post to see two video messages I recorded for you while walking in the woods this weekend