How I Stopped Thinking About Drinking (and not drinking) and Started Loving My Life.
In Wholly Sober, you will join me on a fast track account of my life with alcohol. Starting with my first hangover at just five years old. I share some of the most heartbreaking and darkest times of my life and move onto challenging common held beliefs and theories around drinking challenges.
The book is divided into three parts:
The Storm – All the perfect makings of a broken individual needing to escape. Fog – Knowing something needs to change, but cannot fathom how even to start. Pink Clouds – HOPE (Having Other Possibilities to Explore) and so much more.
Against the odds, I didn’t struggle with sobriety but learned to understand and live sober differently. I call it Wholly Sober–focusing on life, not alcohol.
Not everyone who struggles with alcohol is alcoholic, and there’s more than one way to live sober.
WHOLLY SOBER - REVIEWS
Wholly Sober was so refreshing. Teresa’s honesty & vulnerability is inspiring. Her writing style & humor are on point. Teresa is skilled at tackling the topic of trauma, interpersonal violence & addiction from a place of personal empowerment… Read Full Review
Chach M. Heart
Rodden offers a totally new perspective and direction for women who medicate their anxiety and emptiness with alcohol. As she says: “I had to live my life as a whole-woman… Read Full Review
Laura Crawshaw, Ph.D.
A story that will leave you with no question in your mind about miracles happening… A must read for anyone who wants to be inspired for life. Read Full Review
This is, by far, the BEST book I have ever read about having struggles with alcohol and recovering… Read Full Review
Teresa Rodden is Author of Wholly Sober, Founder, and Owner of Pink Cloud Coaching, creator of 28 Day Resolve, and has developed several woman based groups and organizations that recognize the unique needs and challenges of women. She’s passionate about helping women identify their personal power to break the need to misuse alcohol–robbing women of their one and only precious life experience.
Using Wholly Sober as a way to share her expertise and teach women, this maverick launched and grew her passion and focus on a platform from personal life experiences. The proof of her work is her life–living over fourteen years Wholly Sober. She finds great joy in helping others overcome their challenges with her revolutionary approach. A fervent believer that there are more than two boxes Normal and Alcoholic on the drinking continuum. Boxes are meant for things, not people. She didn’t fit in either box and through the years found neither do many.
Teresa is at the forefront of recognizing and serving women who are In-Between Normal and Alcoholic.
Wholly Sober Author Teresa Rodden interviewed on KATU Afternoon Live. Click on image to watch.
Teresa Rodden is very frank: she tells the reader that the first time she got drunk was at the age of five…
Rodden writes well and her narrative is a page-turner.
Wholly Sober is as much a memoir about disastrous relationships, destructive habits and poor self-image as it is about alcohol addiction. Her message from the start sets her book apart as one that is more about individual will and growth than signing up for AA meetings or a twelve-step program. It is about being able to learn from alliances, from analyzing a pattern of attraction to a kind of partner.
Prince Harming is a perfect example and ironically, later on, so is Bea. While Prince Harming initially represents romance and Bea represents nurturing, they both present themselves as individuals who will take care of Teresa Rodden until she learns, through sheer intelligence and grit, that no one can do that but she herself. Both of them have their reasons to use her.
“Be firm with your goals and flexible in the way you pursue them.”
There came a time when I had to walk away all I had been taught as gospel about recovery to keep my sobriety. xoT
How I stopped thinking about notdrinking and started loving my life.