Sober Saturdayz Presents: LOVE FEST yeg!

 

From the lovely humans of “Sober Satrudayz” comes an event this February to promote #SelfLove. While yes Valentines falls on February 14th, this group of awesome humans believes they can use the 23rd for people to give themselves all the Cupid-y love shenanigans they deserve, regardless if they’re with a partner or not. The creators of Sober Saturdayz focus around good times that don’t involve a hangover, a way to have fun with friends without the addictive habits.  

 

LOVE FEST is described as,

“We know we know, Valentines day is on February 14th and this event falls on the February 23rd! We did this because Valentines day is for showing others how much you love them and this event is to show the world how much you love yourself. Join the Sober Saturdayz collective as we talk about the relationship between negative self-talk and drug/alcohol abuse. Each participant will have the option of getting their hair and/or makeup done by some of YEG's finest, one n/a cocktail as well as the option to strut your stuff down a red carpet.”

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~~ It’s Tuesday morning and I’m about to throw some news at Chya! 1. I’m holding a double feature event, one in YYC on the 9th of February and one in YEG on the 23rd! 2. Each event is about the direct correlation between negative self-talk/negative self-image and drug/substance abuse. It has been my life long journey to remind people how friggin awesome they are and how much love and light they hold within themselves. 3. The location of each event is a secret, over the next month I’ll be giving clues about the venues and when the time comes to guess, I will be giving away two tickets to each event! 3. If you haven’t had a chance, catch @boringlittlegirlsclub on the front page of the Calgary metro and me on the front page of the Edmonton Metro! (Article link in bio). 4. At 8:45 am TODAY I will be interviewed on Global Toronto radio, The Exchange, try and tune in! You’ll hear my groggy morning voice 🐸

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I LOVE THIS. Count me in – XOXO @mariah.mae

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~~ Taking a step (many steps) back from the party scene wasn’t just about ditching the substances themselves. It was also about ditching the guilt that I’ve tied to myself, ditching the anger and ditching my negative self talk (well the self talk and anger part are still a work in progress). Over time I’ve come to realize that my relationship with substances was different then the rest of my family. I never used alcohol as a reward after a long day, I never had cravings for booze and it was honestly very rare that I even had any in the house. What I did notice was that If my mom was cruel to me that day or if I had a big obligation coming up, Id want to drink to forget about it for a bit. Which worked... for a bit. At that moment in time, I honestly thought drinking was helping me survive. That I needed breaks to “let loose” in order to find balance amongst the rest of the chaos. Typing that out is honestly hilarious to me now. Like obviously drugs and drinking isn’t going to help you at an emotional level Kaitie haha 🙄. But at the time it was the easiest and quickest way to get “relief”. I once heard someone say “no great story was ever started with a salad”. This time last year I probably would have agreed, but here and now I finally understand why all those chicks are always laughing while eating salads. Try to remember that everyone’s journey is different, that they’ve gotten here one way androstenedione they will leave in another. What may work for you won’t work for someone else. Recovery is about self-discovery and creating your own path is a BIG part of that journey!

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