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Nicole Slaughter Graham

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What is Accountability Coaching at Tempest?

When we start something new, like a new workout routine, way of eating, or even when we choose to get […]

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How to Tell People You Don’t Drink

A few years ago, I sat across from a sober friend who was telling a story about a recent outing […]

6 Common Fears of Sobriety, And How to Overcome Them

Before we enact any kind of big change in life, we tend to think about things for a long while. […]

Do I Need Willpower to Quit Drinking?

Getting sober isn’t just about willpower—the key is being willing to try.  People who aren’t familiar with how addiction recovery […]

How to Navigate Wine-Mom Culture When You’re Not Drinking

While walking through Target during a time-to-re-up-on-all-the-essentials shopping trip, I passed the sundresses, rompers, jeans, and flowy t-shirts that line […]

How Can I Overcome Self-Sabotage When Trying to Quit Drinking?

We’ve all had a brush with self-sabotage. Maybe you procrastinated on a term paper or a big project. It could […]

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8 Tools for Managing Stress and Anxiety Without Alcohol

It wasn’t until I was about 10 years sober that I was diagnosed with major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, […]

6 Alternate Coping Mechanisms & Rituals for When You’re Not Drinking

Making a conscious decision to put down alcohol is a big deal. We live in a culture that pushes alcohol […]

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4 Ways to Stay Sober on the Fourth of July

For many, summertime might seem like the season synonymous with alcohol, which can be particularly challenging for those of us […]

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How to Talk About Quitting Drinking as a Parent

Deciding to quit alcohol and live a life of sobriety is a big decision. Once you feel settled and like […]

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